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Take the Lower Polk Survey!

2019-07-27T18:21:57-07:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News, Policy, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We need your help to figure out what people would like to see here in the Lower Polk.

We are primarily interested in are what things people would like to see added to the Lower Polk (more parks, more events, …

Small Businesses: We Need Your Help!

2019-07-27T18:27:13-07:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Events, Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

As you know, the Lower Polk is a vibrant urban gem right here in the middle of San Francisco. However, some of our smaller (and larger) merchants and businesses have expressed concern over displacement and related issues. If you are …

Bonayo.org Recognized as Finalist in Fast Company Competition

2019-07-28T12:39:19-07:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lower Polk’s Own Bonayo.org Recognized as Finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Competition 

The free web app was selected out of over 2000 entries.

April 19, 2019 – SAN FRANCISCO, California – Bonayo.org (“Bonayo”), a free SF311 analysis, mapping,

Come to Our 2nd Annual Polk Street Spring Wine Walk on Friday, April 12th, 2019!

2019-07-29T13:59:42-07:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog, News, Programs|Tags: , , , , , |

The Lower Polk Community Benefit District, and others, are hosting the 2nd Annual Polk Street Spring Wine Walk on Friday, April 12th, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

The tasting event will include merchants offering wine samples inside their …

Our Dockless Scooter Share Community Partnership Model

2019-07-31T22:12:48-07:00October 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog, News, Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With the recent launch of Skip and Scoot dockless scooter shares here in the City, we would like to propose a model of how local community groups (such as ours) can work with scooter share companies.

We think this is

The 2018 Tender Bender Was Awesome!

2019-07-29T14:05:15-07:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you missed the 2018 Tender Bender on 8/23 >> you missed a good time!

Sponsored by the folks at the Tenderloin Center City Design District, the 3rd annual Tender Bender BLOCK PARTY was open to all.

Guests enjoyed …

Join Your Lower Polk Neighbors on Saturday September 8!

2018-08-20T15:05:36-07:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

San Francisco needs you! Join your Lower Polk friends and neighbors Saturday September 8, as we get swept up with civic pride and all do our part to keep our city clean. The task is simple: LOVE OUR CITY!

Together, …

Dockless Scooter Share Companies And The Unbanked

2019-07-31T22:12:41-07:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog, News, Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

TL;DR

“Unbanked people should be able to rent scooters with EBT cards.”

Dear Dockless Scooter Share Companies,

In this short open letter, we make the case that unbanked people are the very people who can most benefit from new and

Our San Francisco Dockless Scooter Share Policy Proposals

2019-07-31T22:12:37-07:00April 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog, News, Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

EDIT 4/27/18 – below are the current proposed amendments to Division II of the Transportation Code:

https://www.sfmta.com/sites/default/files/reports-and-documents/2018/04/5-1-18_item_11_pilot_scooter_share_program_permit.docx_.pdf

We support the proposed amendments with the proviso that:

  1. Community-based organizations should play an important role in scooter share monitoring and compliance.
  2. Scooter

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