Turn Restrictions on Market Street Going into Effect Aug 11
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A Safer Market Street is just days away with the upcoming turn restrictions on Market Street going into effect Tuesday, Aug. 11. Turn restrictions between 3rd and 8th streets will prohibit private vehicles at most intersections from turning onto Market Street eliminating conflicts at the intersection, increasing transit reliability, and improving safety for all users. Instead, private vehicles will proceed straight across Market Street.The locations of the turn restrictions are indicated in the following turn restriction notice attached. Safer Market Street is one of over 24 Vision Zero high-priority projects to be completed by February 2016.

The SFMTA Board unanimously approved the Safer Market Street project June 16, 2015. It includes a series of traffic engineering solutions, such as turn restrictions, extension of existing transit-only lanes, and new loading and painted safety zones.[/font][font]One advantage of these solutions is that they can improve safety conditions quickly with minor disruptions and without major construction.  Less than two months after board approval, the majority of work at the intersections is complete, and the remaining intersection work will be complete later this month. The turn restriction signs will continue to go up throughout this week and will remain bagged until Monday, Aug. 10.

Beginning Tuesday morning, Aug. 11, the turn restrictions will be enforced, and violators may be ticketed. Parking control officers (PCOs) will be at every intersection beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday to assist in guiding traffic across Market Street in accordance with the upcoming turn restrictions. PCOs will be on hand Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for two weeks following the unveiling.

The SFMTA looks forward to making Safer Market Street a reality. For more information please visit the movingSF blog post, “Safer Market Street Just Days Away”.

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