The Safer Market Street project will get the city closer to achieving its Vision Zero goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities citywide by 2024. Market Street has four of the top 20 intersections for pedestrian injury collisions citywide, and the top two intersections for bicycle injury collisions. The extension of transit-only lanes and turn restrictions for private automobiles between 3rd and 8th streets on Market will mediate conflicts between pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists and increase safety for all users.
The turn restrictions will take effect Aug. 11. The transit-only lane extensions will be complete in winter 2015/2016. More information can be found under the project details tab above.
Thank you to everyone who took the Safer Market Street Pre-Construction Survey. Other recent updates are below.