Street Was Painted in Red And It Isn’t Because of Christmas.

(San Francisco) As a measure to protect pedestrians from getting hit by traffic or the Cable Cars, a part of Powell St. is painted in bright red, indicating that cars are prohibited, except the famous little trains — as some people call them. People on bicycles, and people walking on the sides are also prohibited from transiting within the red area.

This is between Ellis St. and O’Farrell St., a street heavily visited by tourists as well as business people and professionals attending conferences. City agencies and downtown business associations worked on making this initiative possible. A press conference took place Friday morning, announcing that the bright red street is not because of the Holiday Season, but for the safety of all.

Content by Lupita Peimbert.

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NBC Bay Area news reporter Christie Smith takes a snapshot of the painted area on Powell St. where a press conference took place Friday morning announcing the traffic-related measure. See her report today today on NBC News/Bay Area.