Thursday, January 19, 2012

UPDATE: Better Market Street Project - Reports

UPDATE - January 19, 2012

BOMA San Francisco Members:

The City has released the first set of reports for the Better Market Street Project.  The 'Best Practices’ and ‘Existing Conditions' reports provide detailed research on the state of Market Street today and identifies alternate uses for the corridor based on exemplary precedents around the world. The Better Market Street Project was initiated to revitalize the Market Street corridor -- from the Embarcadero to Octavia Boulevard -- and to re-establish the street as the premier cultural, civic, and economic center for San Francisco and the Bay Area. 

The reports serve as an archive of the feedback gathered from the May 2011 public outreach workshops and includes information on how San Franciscans and other Bay Area residents feel and view Market Street. The reports will be used as reference for the ongoing planning and design efforts for the project. 

Click here to review the reports.

BOMA San Francisco Members:

Please consider attending one of the following two workshops on the Better Market Street Project: 

May 17, 2011 
TUESDAY 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
The Warfield 
982 Market Street near 6th Street 

May 24, 2011 
TUESDAY 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
Hotel Whitcomb 
1231 Market Street near 8th Street 

Can't attend the workshops? 

Sign up for a Webinar at

Thursday, May 19
Wednesday, May 25
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 

The same information will be provided at each public workshop and webinar. Meeting materials will also be available at For special accommodations and language assistance at a meeting, call (415) 227-1100 x118 at least 72 hours in advance.


The Better Market Street project offers a special opportunity to envision a new Market Street that is more beautiful and green; has enlivened public plazas and sidewalks full of cafes; showcases public art and performances; provides dedicated bicycle facilities; and delivers efficient and reliable transit.

The goal of the project is to revitalize Market Street from Octavia Boulevard to The Embarcadero and reestablish the street as the premier cultural, civic and economic center of San Francisco and the Bay Area. The new design should create a comfortable, universally accessible, sustainable, and enjoyable place that attracts more people on foot, bicycle and public transit to visit shops, adjacent neighborhoods and area attractions.

To realize this goal, the Department of Public Works, the Planning Department, the Municipal Transportation Agency, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, and the Mayor's Office of Workforce and Economic Development, together with community partners, are initiating an effort to reimagine this public space to become a "Better Market Street." The goals include: Urban design that reflects local identities and encourages more social, cultural, and economic activities; and substantially enhanced conditions for bicyclists, pedestrians, and public transit riders.

The Better Market Street Project is an initiative between city agencies and community partners to improve San Francisco's most important street. For more information on the Better Market Street Project, please call (415) 558-4045, or visit the project website.

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