Better Market Street -- Join us for Open Houses

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Better Market Street artistic rendering

Stop by one of our two open houses to learn more about the Better Market Street Project, the City's multi-agency proposal to transform 2.2 miles of Market Street - from Steuart Street to Octavia Boulevard. The goal of the project is simple, make Market Street a safe, accessible, sustainable and enjoyable place to visit. This would attract more people to local shops, neighborhoods and area attractions. Market Street is already the city’s busiest street for pedestrians, people on bikes and those using transit, so improvements will have a far-reaching impact.

With the first phase of the project - Market Street between 5th and 8th streets - scheduled to break ground in 2020, now is a great chance to learn more about the project. Team members from San Francisco Public Works, SFMTA and SF Planning will be on hand to discuss the project design, with key updates on:

  • A design alternative for Market Street, between Hayes and Gough streets

  • Commercial and passenger loading

  • Transit stops and the F-Market turnaround loop

Early Implementation Proposals to Improve Safety

In addition to plans to break ground on the first phase of the project in 2020, we are looking to implement safety improvements on the entire corridor next year, pending project approvals. Those near-term improvements include extending existing Muni-only lanes and adding turn restrictions.

While transit, commercial vehicles, paratransit and taxis would still be permitted on Market under Better Market Street, private vehicles will not be allowed. To accommodate passenger pick-ups and drop-offs, the project proposes to add more than 40 new passenger loading zones on side streets adjacent to Market Street.

The team will discuss these proposed changes at the open houses and debut Turn-by-Turn, an innovative mapping tool that folks can use to explore how their private vehicle routes may - or may not - change.

Open House Details:


Saturday, June 1, 2019 (10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 (4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)


The A.C.T. Costume Shop - 1117 Market Street @ 7th Street

Bicycle valet will be provided. 
More information about the project