Send in letter supporting Market on the Move
Do you support speeding up MUNI, improving safety, and revitalizing historic Market Street? Market on the Move is a two-year pilot program to further reduce private auto traffic on Market Street and phase in improvements already proposed by the Better Market Street plan.
Please show your support and send an email, using the text below as a guide. Send your email to
The Better Market Street Plan
The City's Better Market Street project team has proposed three alternatives for bicycling:
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is calling upon the City to include a continuous, wide, separated bikeway on Market Street while still allowing you to choose to ride in a shared bus lane. There are huge numbers of people bicycling on Market (and many more who want to), most of whom would like to use a separated bikeway. The demand for a bikeway separated from cars is enormous and growing; we hear it every day. But we also hear from a sizeable number of people who would be most comfortable in a shared lane, especially as bike traffic on Market continues to skyrocket.Read about the Better Market Street designs and background at the project website. Your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has been working for years on your behalf to transform Market Street in to a great bicycling street. We’ve made great strides, and this project promises to be the key to realizing the street’s potential to be a place you love to bike, walk or just linger and look. Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition in calling for a wide, green separated bikeway the length of Market Street plus access to a shared bus lane. Your voice is crucial!
Joint Principles for a Better Market Street
In 2011, the SF Bicycle Coalition worked with a number of organizations to come up with Joint Principles for a Better Market Street, based on common interests from a number of community and advocacy groups. Priorities for a redesigned Market Street include:
These principles for an improved Market Street come after staff meetings and member workshops with the following organizations:
These Joint Principles were formulated in early 2011. SF Bicycle Coalition staff and volunteers held meetings with staff and Directors of the above organizations, and also hundreds of senior citizens (through the Senior Action Network and Curry Senior Center). After reviewing the above conceptual image, participants were asked to point out the features of Market Street they liked, disliked and would want to see on the future Market Street. These workshops were also translated into Russian, Laotian, and Vietnamese.
Download the full Joint Principles Report here [pdf].
Find out more about the City's project at the Better Market Street page.