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The Champs-Elysees of San Francisco

Market Street, the main and most famous thoroughfare in San Francisco, is about to receive a major makeover. SF’s Market Street plan would ban private cars, add bike lanes.

Market Street Plan Would Ban Private Cars

The plan would ban private cars, including Ubers and Lyfts, only allowing taxis and public transit, while also introducing additional bike lanes. The result should be an improvement in safety along Market, as well as better travel times for public transportation and a new look. The price tag is estimated to be $604 million.

When fully implemented, Market Street will become a truly modern road, or as Mohammad Nuru, San Francisco Director of Public Works said, “the Champs-Elysees of San Francisco.”

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