Better Market Street

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.

Project Status
  1. Current

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:


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

Nehama Rogozen

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