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Help us create a Better Market Street

Friday, March 2, 2018

Better Market Street, moving forward.

For well over a century, Market Street has been a key cultural landmark and major transit connector of San Francisco. It integrates three levels of public transportation with surface Muni service carrying 75,000 passengers a day -- on top of that, 500,000 people walk along the corridor daily. During peak travel times, Market Street accommodates more than 200 buses and 650 cyclists per hour!

In between and below those travelers are miles of aging underground utility infrastructure and roadways -- as well as streetcar tracks -- that are approaching the end of their useful life. Additionally, Market Street’s high traffic and unique street geometry pose several safety challenges for all users, including a discontinuous bikeway, difficult street crossings and many elements that do not meet current Americans with Disabilities Act federal standards.

How do we address these issues and enhance this iconic street? The Better Market Street project!

This multi-agency plan proposes to transform Market Street, from Octavia Boulevard to The Embarcadero, to improve transit service, enhance the streetscape, and modernize the utility infrastructure -- overall improving the safety, accessibility, and beauty of the corridor. These improvements will make Market Street more usable for all modes of transportation and ensure that we’re able to keep up with the increasing demands of a 21st- century city. The project’s street beautification goals include adding new street furnishings, trees and public art that will make Market Street an even better place to live, work, shop and visit.

What to expect?

  • Improved surface transit speed and reliability

  • More accessible transit boarding with less crowded platforms

  • Safer street crossings and an improved pedestrian experience

  • Dedicated, protected bikeways

  • New street furnishings, public art, trees and plants

Based on previous rounds of outreach, we have a proposal that is ready to be shared for additional community feedback. These plans integrate what we heard from you, so we are excited to report back.

Do you travel along Market Street? Tell us about your experience and provide input on the plan by joining one of two public meetings that will include a presentation, detailed maps/plans, and an interactive survey to let us know what you like (or don’t like). We need your help to make this project a success.

 

Two chances to join us to learn more and share your thoughts:

Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. - Noon
UC Hastings School of Law
Alumni Reception Center
200 McAllister Street

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
UC Hastings School of Law
Louis B. Mayer Lounge
198 McAllister Street

Pre-registration encouraged! RSVP to bettermarketstreet@sfdpw.org.