San Francisco Plans Pedestrian Street

San Francisco is looking to follow New York City's lead as it moves forward with plans to convert a portion of street into a pedestrian plaza.
March 26, 2009, 3am PDT | Nate Berg
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"Reiskin has been leading a multi-agency effort to close a small portion of 17th Street where it meets Market Street to vehicle traffic and convert the space into a trial pedestrian plaza, which he hopes to see operational by May."

"The historic trolley that loads at the proposed location will still operate in the area, but the DPW will put out planters and other moderately heavy stone elements that will serve as seating and tables, much like Gansevoort Plaza in New York City."

"Ford acknowledged the trial nature of the project, without burdensome planning and sometimes lengthy delays, was unusual for the collaborating agencies, but said it would provide San Francisco with a testable scenario that planning and modeling alone could not."

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Published on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 in Streetsblog SF
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