SAN FRANCISCO—Market Street might become a permanent car-free street, if a vote is approved by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. 

The Better Street Project has been in the works to make Market Street free of private vehicles since 2011. The $604 million project went through five rounds of public outreach programs from 2011-2019. 

The Better Street Project is focused on the areas between Market Street and Octavia Boulevard.  According to their website, the purpose is to improve the safety of walking pedestrians and other types of mobile activity such as biking.  

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will have its final vote on Tuesday, October 15. If the vote passes the construction process will begin in 2020.

While private vehicles will be banned from the area, Muni bikes, taxis and busses will be permitted.