Repeated construction delays, shifting visions and the departure of the plan’s manager have many advocates wary about the future of San Francisco’s Better Market Street project.
The undertaking, a multiagency project headed by the Department of Public Works, was established in 2009 to reinvent San Francisco’s central artery, with construction initially scheduled to begin this year. Read More
It has become clear that the BART escalators in San Francisco, and the entrances to the stations, need to be reconfigured.
The stairs and escalators that lead down from street level to the downtown stations, which BART shares with Muni, are open-topped and expose the machinery to the elements. This has led to increased breakdowns of the escalators. Read More
BART’s street-level escalators, exposed to the elements and the peculiar bathroom habits of some San Francisco citizens, could finally benefit from a little protection.
The transit agency is developing a canopy prototype for its escalators, a device that would shield the moving stairs from the wind and rain while also keeping people away from the structures during
off-service hours. Read More