The Location: Powell Street (between Geary Street and Ellis Street)
Posted on June 13, 2011 11:20 AM
In the heart of San Francisco’s famed Union Square, Powell Street is the city’s most popular and visited pedestrian destination. It’s also a major business and commuter hub, with the city’s busiest transit stop and the renowned cable car line. On a given Saturday or Sunday, the pedestrian volume on this stretch of Powell Street rivals some of the world’s most famous streets, including Times Square, NY; and Oxford Street, London.
However, though Powell Street is a popular destination, it lacks
a vibrant street life. And seating is scarce. Combined with high
pedestrian traffic, this has led to serious overcrowding and