Market Street will strictly limit vehicles, despite Uber outcry

By Michael Cabanatuan : sfgate – excerpt

Uber may be on a roll, but the online ride-service powerhouse failed Tuesday to block a plan that will steer most cars — including its vehicles— off of Market Street beginning in August.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors unanimously approved a series of simple changes designed to reduce the number of collisions and speed transit travel on the city’s busy main boulevard.

Under the plan, called Safer Market Street, drivers will be unable to turn onto Market Street between Eighth and Third streets. It would also extend the red-painted transit-only lanes from Eighth to Third streets, and install eight white passenger loading zones, four parking spaces for the disabled and a new yellow commercial loading zone on side streets… (more)

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