6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project - January 2020
Coming Soon: A Better Market Street
Starting January 29th, Market Street will become a car-free zone from Van Ness Avenue to Steuart Street! All vehicles will still be able to cross Market, but private cars will be prohibited from turning onto or using Market Street in the car-free area.
For residents, merchants, pedestrians, and others on 6th Street, we expect this change to improve safety for all, by eliminating turning traffic that often blocks intersections and causes gridlock.
Other Better Market Street changes coming:
- 100 new passenger and commercial loading zones.
- Peak hour loading restrictions on Market Street to reduce conflicts between people on bicycles, transit and commercial vehicles.
- Installing painted safety zones at eight intersections to make crossing the street safer
- Adding bicycle intersection improvements at key streets on the corridor.
For details, visit SFMTA.com/BetterMarket
6th Street Pedestrian Safety Project
This month we reached the third milestone of the Detailed Design phase. The fourth and final milestone of this phase involves finalizing the construction scope and cost of the project elements and reviewing all engineering drawings drafted by both the San Francisco Department of Public Works and the SFMTA project teams. Once they are confirmed we will put out a call for bids from contractors who will undertake the construction itself. Construction is expected to begin no sooner than fall 2020. We appreciate your patience as we continue to make progress on the launch of construction.
We provide regular project updates on our website, which includes past monthly e-mail updates, to ensure interested members of the public can easily get up-to-speed on the project status. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to SFMTA with any questions, concerns, or recommendations on how the project team can move forward in a way that best supports the interests of the local community and the city of San Francisco generally.
Thanks for reading -- we're looking forward to getting in touch with you again next month.