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Market Street, San Francisco

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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.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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  • The busy Market St. is one of the main streets of San Francisco in fact begins from the Ferry Building to get up to the Castro District and beyond. Follow it on foot (but you can also do this through the historic tram line F or via Bart) you certainly have the perception of a road with two faces: the Ferry Building to the intersection with Powell St. (where there is the crowded bus stop Cable Car) you will see a street full of shops, cafes, of imposing skyscrapers and tourists while in the next IE from Powell St. at Civic Center unfortunately the amount of homeless (cmq that is also present in the first section) increases consistently and with it even the fairly constant police presence. I mean Market St. worth a splurge but most Council day and night as well as in General would never STAY in the Powell/Civic Center.
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  • As we took the tranzit system to reach downtown, I decided to take this exit in order to start my SF visit as my partner went to a game. I must say, I was rather horrified to see myself exiting the un...  more »
  • A busy street with plenty of shops and stalls and things. And as noted this general area seems to have a lot of homeless people.  more »
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  • The clowns who go there are always trying to sale benzodiazepines pills such as xanex,valium,klonopins,etc.they are taking methadone for free high or get take homes to sale and only see there counseling staff to get there high continued I've yet to see anyone in recovery there more or less weigh lay there usuage
  • Medication Assisted Treatment with UA testing and counseling gave me the relief, breathing space and knowledge I so desperately needed to begin my recovery. Your help at BAART helped me break bad habits and replace them with the spiritual development i thought was gone. Even when i relapsed you went above and beyond the call of duty to literally save my life and lovingly bring me back to my senses; by getting my attention and giving me simple instructions to follow up out of my downward spiral. I continue to be committed to my recovery because i can face and participate in my own life as well as others. I am now able to help myself and others, where in the past i hurt myself and others. Although some of my greatest challenges have come during recovery, i can now clear away wreckage and rebuild my life. Thank you for your continuing help and support.
  • In the many arrangements of our alphabets, words cannot be found in Webster’s to express. . . “What the BAART Clinic means to me.” In today’s time, water has brought great tribulation . . . from Tsunami to Katrina and the most current Dean hurricane. Nevertheless . . . man has been able to overcome many tribulations that can come from water by way of bridges. Like a bridge over troubled waters, “The BAART Clinic” has allowed me to cross over the dangers of my troubled waters (drugs). BAART has directed me to move from the land of no purpose . . . to a new land of great . . . hope. Without “The BAART Clinic”, I’d be like a person trying to go from one land to another . . . without the assistance of a bridge. Thank you.
  • Great program, and wonderful staff
  • My aunt Peyton constantly obsessed about Darvocet. Going to this program showed her how to beat dependency.

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