Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Yes, please.

S.F. Market Street car ban urged by city agencies
By Michael Cabanatuan

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 -- Cars have already been pushed off stretches of Market Street downtown, but they could be banned altogether under a revitalization plan being designed by a collection of city agencies.

The Better Market Street plan aims to improve the city's central boulevard from the Embarcadero to Octavia Boulevard and "re-establish the street as the premier cultural, civic, transportation and economic center of San Francisco and the Bay Area," said Kris Opbroek, project manager for the Department of Public Works during a presentation to the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors Tuesday.

I'm hopefully hopeful. Based on the comments, this doesn't seems to be a very popular idea. And based on the comments, there's always someone hating on bikers, homeless people, buses, taxis, pimps, drug addicts, prostitutes, politicians, Occupiers, cars, MUNI, and San Franciscans. But mostly bikers and homeless people. Sort of telling, if you ask me.

I don't understand why anyone drives on Market Street anyway, unless their final destination is the Ferry Building or somewhere else on the Embarcadero. You can't turn left anywhere on Market, and if you're going north and want to turn right, it probably would have been faster for you to have taken Mission.

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