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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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  • I have to say, because I was expecting more to me, it smells like urine and grass, it walk around many astray. In a corner, she fine company on the way to the theater and not 30 meters in addition the homeless of drug junkies.
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  • area famous, but absolutely poorly attended! in some places you have to literally Dodge bums, nuts and types from dodgy ...
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  • Have been to San Francisco 4 times in the last 20 years enjoyed the first 3 but won't be going back, in a 20 min walk along Market Street I counted 47 beggars, rough sleepers and mentally ill people a...  more »