We’ve got one goal for Better Market Street: get it approved this year.
Better Market Street has been in the works for close to a decade. Hundreds of our members have attended open houses, community events and hearings to weigh in on the design that will shape the future of San Francisco’s main thoroughfare.
Thanks to your hard work, we now have world-class designs for Market Street. Sidewalk-level bike lanes and protected intersections will transform this crucial biking corridor into a safe, inviting, livable street. Great designs on paper, though, don’t benefit the thousands of daily riders on Market. We’ve waited long enough — now is the time to get this project approved and in the ground.
The good news is that real, fast progress is possible. This summer, the City will be piloting sidewalk-level bike lanes on Market from Gough to Page. This will be an opportunity for us to experience the future of Market Street and provide feedback. After the pilot, we’re pushing for approvals of the project in fall 2019 so that Better Market Street is shovel ready by the end of the year.
This is an aggressive timeline and the first time we’ve had real, attainable goals for building this transformative project. The next six months are crucial, and we’ll need people power more than ever to win. Join our Better Market Street campaign to stay in the loop on upcoming actions and outreach opportunities.