Starting next year, you’ll no longer be able to drive your car down Market Street in San Francisco thanks to a unanimous vote by the city’s transportation agency.
This new plan basically bans all cars from driving on Market Street.
The street will still be used by buses, taxis, bicycles, and commercial and emergency vehicles.
This new move is part of the city’s “Better Market Street” project, focusing on the safety of pedestrians, bikers and ride transit users in the area.
According to San Francisco Mayor London Breed, there have been a total of 123 crashes last year on Market Street alone!
Most of the crashes involved bike riders and people just walking around the area. That is seriously a whole lot of injuries in one street alone.
To sum it up, drivers can’t drive on Market Street anymore, but ARE allowed to pass and cross the intersection but that’s all you’ll be able to do there.
The car ban will be effective in 2020.
Maybe this new car ban will lessen traffic in the area, but we feel like surrounding streets can have some major congestion issues. Yikes!