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Market Street, San Francisco
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Market Street is an important 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.Market Street is the boundary of two street grids. Streets on its southeast side are parallel or perpendicular to Market Street, while those on the northwest are nine degrees off from the cardinal directions.Market Street is a major transit artery for the city of San Francisco, and has carried in turn horse-drawn streetcars, cable cars, electric streetcars, electric trolleybuses, and diesel buses. Today Muni's buses, trolleybuses, and heritage streetcars (on the F Market line) share the street, while below the street the two-level Market Street Subway carries Muni Metro and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). While cable cars no longer operate on Market Street, the surviving cable car lines terminate to the side of the street at its intersections with California Street and Powell Street.
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  • Is one of the main streets in San Francisco but is not very well maintained. Is chock full of people sleeping on the street
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  • This is a good place to take pictures of the cable cars. It is also good to walk around and stop for something to eat. 
  • Today we were in the morning on market Street and you don't know what to say. As a child of the city I used quite a bit. But it's always harder. Filth, stench and incredibly many shady characters. Reminded on the Frankfurt Taunusanlage 80s me. In contrast, B-level of the Frankfurt central station or the Praterstern in Vienna are places of bliss. I didn't expect that San Francisco's budget pain purchase Street is so bad. I felt uncomfortable. After an hour 'stroll' we are Gate Park, which is great by the way, with the bus in the. Absolute contrast.
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