Progress, Next Steps & Final Turn Restrictions
Last week the SFMTA posted a MovingSF blog post “Market Street Look Ahead: Evaluation & Final Turn Restrictions,” to provide an update on the progress of Safer Market Street and next steps.
Beyond the turn restrictions that went into effect Aug. 11, the SFMTA is continuing to make Market Street safer.
Paint crews have completed the red lanes on Market Street from 8th to 3rd streets, and extended or added transit-only lanes on 3rd, 7th and O’Farrell streets. The lanes on O’Farrell and 7th streets were in response to feedback and aim to improve bus service on those streets.
In addition to completing the transit-only lanes, one of the final two turn restrictions will go into effect when Ellis Street reopens to traffic Nov. 26. Drivers of private vehicles will be prohibited from turning onto Market Street from Ellis Street, instead cars will proceed straight onto 4th Street from Ellis Street. Muni, taxis, bikes, paratransit commercial and emergency vehicles are exempt from the restrictions. See the following turn restriction notice indicating legal and illegal movements.
The project team appreciates the feedback they have received thus far and is excited to begin the evaluation process in the spring of 2016. Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming implementation of the final turn restrictions and next steps on our project page: https://www.sfmta.com/safermarketst