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Car-free market street pats itself on the back

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?the number of eastbound automobiles on a busy stretch of the artery has dropped by nearly half, while the amount of cyclists more than doubled and pedestrians rose by almost a quarter Well, if you divert cars three blocks to the south they will tend to not circle back. As for the numbers of bikes, they would increase because of safer and friendlier road conditions, plus nice weather. Pedestrian numbers will drop as soon as the tourists return home and the ratio of homeless rises. MUNI's speeding up, which is a win for everyone. [SF Examiner]