October 21, 2019
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors unanimously approved $604-million Better Market Street Project. The move will transform Market Street between Octavia Boulevard and the Embarcadero, including barring private vehicles on a stretch of the transportation arterial between Steuart and Gough.
Muni buses, emergency vehicles, paratransit, bikes, and legitimate taxis will still be allowed to traverse this stretch of Market Street. Ride-sharing vehicles will not be allowed, though can drop off passengers at cross streets. The goal is to create a safer space for pedestrians on the city’s main thoroughfare, which has experienced an increase in fatal collisions this year.
More than 40 new white passenger loading zones and more than 200 yellow commercial loading zones will be added on side streets near Market. Construction on the initial phase could commence next year, once approvals are secured.
* Pictured Market Street, Editorial credit ChameleonsEye, Shutterstock.com
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