Creating a Better Market Street in San Francisco (Video)


Image credit: StreetFilms

Andrew reported last year that San Francisco was considering a car ban on Market Street. While that hasn't happened yet, there is plenty of work going into creating an inviting, culturally vibrant thoroughfare that San Franciscans can be proud of. And who better to explore the improvements than the good folks at StreetFilms—the same people who brought us video of Bus Rapid Transit in LA, cycling sasquatsches in Portland, and the creation of a temporary park in San Franscisco. From new public art installations to increased seating to tighter controls of traffic, it's clear that there is some joined up thinking going on to make Market Street a friendly, happier place to be. And the good news is that this is only the beginning—a major repaving of Market Street is planned for 2013, which livable streets campaigners are heralding as a fantastic opportunity to reimagine this space. Good to see the groundwork being laid...

Tags: Activism | Cities | San Francisco | Transportation | United States

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