Market Street Auto Restrictions Set for Final Approval

After years of advocacy and support from our members, an expansion of auto restrictions and transit-only lanes on Market St. is one vote away from becoming reality.

Safer Market Street, a San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) project under Vision Zero is set for final approval at the SFMTA Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, June 16 at 1:00PM (City Hall, Room 400).

This is your chance to let the City know how important Safer Market Street is to you. If you walk, bike or take transit on Market St., you know we all deserve a safer Market. Please join us in speaking up for Safer Market Street.

SFMTA Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, June 16 at 1:00PM
City Hall, Room 400

If you can’t make it to the hearing in person, please write a letter to the SFMTA Board letting them know how important Safer Market Street is to you!

Write a letter supporting Safer Market Street

What is “Safer Market Street”?
Safer Market Street is the SFMTA’s program to reduce collisions on Market by expanding private automobile turn restrictions and enforcing transit-only lanes. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition advocated for this program as an interim step to improve Market Street safety while we wait for “Better Market Street.” Market St. has over 7,000 daily bicycle riders. Eighty-four percent of all people get to Market by means other than a car, but the corridor still has some of the City’s highest rates of collisions.

Safer Market Street restricts turns onto Market from North-South crossing streets, reducing existing conflicts at intersections and freeing up space on Market for Muni buses and the thousands of people to bike daily. The current proposal calls for turn restrictions for private autos (exempting taxis, commercial vehicles and paratransit) from Third to Eighth Streets.

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