NOTE: This article was written for our member magazine, Inside Track, in 2013. Seven years later, after continuous planning for extensive changes to Market Street, City department heads announced there was no money available for most of the envisioned changes, due largely to the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on city finances.
Even in the 1930s, transit stop spacing was an issue in San Francisco. Click to enlarge.
PCC No. 1060 enlivens the scene at Seventh and Market Streets. (c) Melissa Wuschnig.
A key goal of the Better Market Street project is to make the street better for transit and bikes.Autos? Eh, not so much.
Poster of 1914 image by John Henry Mentz, part of the Treasures From the Muni Archive Display on Market Street and (in this case) at our museum on Steuart Street, very close to the spot where this image was taken.
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