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Market Street (San Francisco)

Market Street is a major thoroughfare in San Francisco, California. It begins at The Embarcadero in front of the Ferry Building at the northeastern edge of the city and runs southwest through downtown, passing the Civic Center and the Castro District, to the intersection with Corbett Avenue in the Twin Peaks neighborhood. Beyond this point, the roadway continues as Portola Drive into the southwestern quadrant of San Francisco. Portola Drive extends south to the intersection of St. Francis Boulevard and Sloat Boulevard, where it continues as Junipero Serra Boulevard.

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According to Carl Nalvig, a former MTA planner, Market Street had timed signals favoring transit in 1985. This allowed headways on combined bus service to be at approximately one minute. This was eliminated in 1989 shortly after the Loma Prieta earthquake.

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