UPDATE: IB/OB Market St. bus routes (5/5R, 6, 7, 9/9R, 38/38R) are now blocked by SFFD on scene at Market/3rd. Working on reroute info now. Will update. (More: 28 in last 48 hours)

Better Market Street


Crews will be working on Market Street between 5th and 8th streets from October 14 through October 28. This requires temporarily moving all above-ground transit off Market Street so that we can install underground electrical conduits for new traffic signals and construct new concrete crosswalks. The 5 Fulton, 5R Fulton Rapid, 6 Haight/Parnassus, 7 Haight/Noriega, 9 San Bruno and 9R San Bruno Rapid will be re-routed onto Mission Street and the 19 Polk, 21 Hayes and 31 Balboa will experience minor re-routes as well. Transit and bicycles will be rerouted off Market between 3rd and 10th streets. Cross-street traffic will still be allowed at the intersections at 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th, 9th and 10th. More information can be found on the Market Street Shutdown Travel & Transit Update.

Project Introduction

Better Market Street is an ongoing, collaborative effort to redesign San Francisco’s most important street. Market Street can become a place where people can gather, spend time and enjoy the sights of the city, as well as a convenient way to access transit, connect by bicycle and walk to diverse destinations along the corridor.

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Alert: Don't get ticketed! Private vehicles should not use Car-Free Market Street, including ride-hail and ride-share services with private (not commercial) plates. Commercial vehicles and taxis OK.

Better Market Street aims to revitalize Market Street from Octavia Boulevard to The Embarcadero through a series of phased improvement projects. This effort began as the Safer Market Street project and grew to include additional improvements.

New street designs, upgraded infrastructure and revitalized streetscape will create a safer, more accessible, sustainable and comfortable, space that attracts more people on foot, bicycle and public transit to enjoy local shops, adjacent neighborhoods and area attractions.

The phasing and scope of each phase will be developed to balance available project funds with improvement priorities and manage construction impacts as much as possible to support economic recovery downtown.

Better Market Street is a collaboration of five key city agencies and numerous community partners that helped shape the overarching vision.  For more details visit the official project website:

Better Market Street Website


Learn more about Better Market Street related projects led by the SFMTA:

Learn about Safer Market Street goals and objectives that were rolled into Better Market Street:

Contact Information

For Better Market Street project information, questions or feedback:

Benjamin Peterson


Or visit the Better Market Street project website: www.BetterMarketStreetSF.org


For information, questions or feedback on the SFMTA's related projects:

Nehama Rogozen


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