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.


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.

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