Better Market Street Project
Project Introduction

Market Street is one of the city’s premier streets that is historically and culturally important in connecting neighborhoods, yet, the corridor needs to be upgraded and updated. The Better Market Street project is a special opportunity to envision a new Market Street. The goal of the project is to revitalize Market Street from Octavia Boulevard to The Embarcadero and reestablish the street as the premier cultural, civic and economic center of San Francisco and the Bay Area. The new design aims to create a comfortable, universally accessible, sustainable, and enjoyable place that attracts more people on foot, bicycle and public transit to visit shops, adjacent neighborhoods and area attractions.

The project is a collaboration between five key city agencies along with community partners.  For more details visit the official project website:

Better Market Street Website


Learn more about SFMTA's projects on Market Street:


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.


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 Car-Free Market Street Quick Build:

Mariana Maguire

Project Status
San Francisco County Transportation Authority logo
San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development logo
San Francisco Water Power Sewer logo
San Francisco Public Works logo
SF Planning Department logo
Vision Zero SF logo