Parking spaces temporarily removed for pedestrians

Pedestrians and shoppers in Union Square will have more room to roam during a pilot program.

Beginning Friday afternoon, the parking lanes on both sides of Powell Street between Geary and Ellis streets will be closed and turned into walkways for pedestrians, according to the Mayor’s Office. Planters will temporarily block off the two blocks of parking spaces, and donated holiday decorations will adorn the walkway.

The pilot project, which will run through Monday morning at 9 a.m., is part of the larger Better Market Street Program.

“This pilot project will create a festive and unique experience for holiday shoppers and tourists visiting the Union Square area,” Mayor Gavin Newsom said in a statement. “We hope this pilot makes our city more welcoming for shoppers and drives more business to our Union Square merchants.”

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