SFMTA Engineering Hearing: Market Street Transit Lanes, Car Restrictions


Items of Note:

  • Muni and Taxi Only lanes on Market Street, 3rd to 5th Streets eastbound, 3rd to 8th Streets westbound
  • No right turns, except for bicycles, buses, taxis, and commercial vehicles on Market Street, 3rd and 7th Street northbound, Stockton and Hyde Street southbound
  • Bus/bicycle/taxi/commercial vehicle only lanes on Mason, O’Farrell, and 7th Streets
  • Passenger loading zones on various streets
  • On-street car share vehicle spaces on various streets


SFMTA Proposes New Car Restrictions, Extended Bus Lanes on Lower Market

Last week, the SFMTA presented its proposal to ban private auto drivers from turning onto Market Street, between Third and Eighth Streets. The move would be complemented with extended transit-only lanes, plus a new system of wayfinding signs aimed at keeping drivers off of Market. The new plans, named “Safer Market Street,” would be implemented over nearly a […]

SFMTA Approves New On-Street Bicycle Parking

Future site of on-street bicycle parking in front of Boogaloos on Valencia. Photo: Matthew Roth When the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which runs Muni, instituted the sweeping December 5th service changes and eliminated several bus routes, including the 26-Valencia, bicycle advocates immediately raised the question of what would be done with the now […]
A County Transportation Authority rendering of what Market Street will look like in the future.

Open Thread on the Better Market Street Plan

The mainstream media was all over it: private cars to be banned from Market Street under the city’s “Better Market Street” plan. It will also have sidewalk-level protected bike lanes. For advocates in the safe streets community the design announced by the city this week is a major victory and a reason to celebrate. From […]