Better Market Street

5:10pm

Mon September 10, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Arriving at Market Street: how San Francisco's grand boulevard came to be

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Market Street begins, or ends – depending on how you see it – down by the bay. There’s a plaza here, Justin Herman, where Market almost hits the Embarcadero.

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4:05pm

Mon September 10, 2012
Transportation

Market Street gets a facelift

Around 250,000 people use Market Street every day— and in every way. They take the bus, ride BART, walk to work, shop... even live.

In 2016, Market Street, between Octavia and the Embarcadero, will be torn up and repaved. So city planners figure it’s the perfect time to reshape and re-imagine San Francisco’s main drag.

San Francisco’s transportation director Ed Reiskin says it’s a good opportunity for the city to do more than pour concrete.

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