Mayor Announces Launch of Better Market Street Project
Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced the launch of the Better Market Street Project to transform the public realm along Market Street from The Embarcadero to Octavia Street with long term infrastructure improvements. The project will facilitate a safe, universally accessible, sustainable thoroughfare that will attract more people to walk, bike, and use public transit to visit San Francisco’s local shops, neighborhoods and area attractions. The project launch includes the formation of a 15-member Citizen’s Advisory Committee which includes representatives from various stakeholders and the award of a $250,000 planning grant from Caltrans to study transit modes along Market Street.
“Market Street is San Francisco’s ‘Main Street,’ and through this effort we will reimagine and rebuild Market Street to rival the great thoroughfares of the world,” said Mayor Newsom. “With the leadership of City agencies and a public process, we will identify and implement specific solutions that work best for our main corridor and take further steps towards revitalizing Market Street for generations to come.” Read more.