As reported on Hoodline yesterday, beginning today, January 29, 2020, big changes have come to the most congested part of Market Street, from the Embarcadero to Van Ness Avenue.
Private cars and ride-hailing vehicles (think Uber, Lyft) are no longer allowed on this stretch of Market Street. The changes affect the portions of Market from 10th Street to Main Street eastbound, and Steuart Street to Van Ness Avenue westbound. (The north-south yellow line is Van Ness Avenue; Steuart Street is next to the Embarcadero. You see Twitter headquarters near Van Ness, and the Ferry Building at the end of Market Street)
The changes are intended to make the street faster and safer for pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders. Some 500,000 people walk here daily;750 cyclists per hour at peak times, and more than 75,000 transit rider travel above ground on Market. This change is hailed by Walk SF which considers this to be one of the most dangerous streets for pedestrians in the City. Some cars will still be allowed to drive on Market - commercial vehicles, taxis, para-transit and emergency vehicles.
To read the full Hoodline report, click the link at the beginning of this post.
And...stay safe everyone.