We Won a Car-Free Market

Market Street

Today we made history. We came together, rallied, spoke out and demanded that our City leaders pull cars off of Market Street and build protected bike lanes in their place. We won, and starting this year, Market Street will be forever changed for the better.

Following hours of impassioned public comment, the SF Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors unanimously approved the Better Market Street Project, a plan decades in the making that will restrict private vehicles and build protected bike lanes on Market Street from Embarcadero to Octavia. 

The approvals came after a midday rally where hundreds of SF Bicycle Coalition members joined elected officials and city leaders to call for visionary changes to Market Street and demanded that they are made as soon as possible.

This victory belongs to you, to our members and advocates, our city partners, volunteers, and San Franciscans who never gave up demanding a better Market Street over the years. We could not have done this without you.

Come celebrate this victory with us at Winterfest, our annual holiday party for our members and people who bike! It’s not every day we get to come together and rejoice in a hard-fought victory like Better Market Street. Purchase your ticket today.

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