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Powell's Weekend Sidewalk Widening Gets the Cold Shoulder

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The city's Better Market Street program crept upward along Powell Street over the weekend, closing a couple parking lanes for the holiday enjoyment of Union Square pedestrians. But as SF Citizen notes, pedestrians didn't really get it. Or they just had the sense not to walk into an enclosed area only to have to walk out again seconds later. For whatever reason, the parking lanes — closed off for extra walking room — went little used. The lanes returned to their regularly scheduled parkingness this morning, and the results of the special weekend pilot project will be kept on file for future street tinkering. Previous projects of Better Market Street: Art in Storefronts and the car-restriction trial.
· Pedestrians Mostly Ignore Powell Street’s Temporarily-Widened Sidewalks [SF Citizen]