How Much Street Furniture is Too Much for the Sidewalks of Market Street?

Part of the problem of having wide, wide sidewalks in San Francisco is when people go and try to fill up the wasted space.

As here, in front of the Hotel Whitcomb¬†on inbound Market near 8th Street. See? Terry Frye’s recent photos seem to show quite a lot of stuff on the red brick. Is Market now a Livable Street or something? Are potted plants required for every public-private partnership to come down the pike?

If this trend keeps up, then San Francisco Honda will run out of room to hawk its wares. I mean, there are only so many red bricks for businesses to put their stuff on out there, right?

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2 Responses to “How Much Street Furniture is Too Much for the Sidewalks of Market Street?”

  1. Alexei says:

    Reading the Honda-on-the-sidewalk story made me think “someone ought to actually try that– drive their clunker onto the sidewalk, park next to those cars, and put a for sale sign on it–see what happens!”

  2. sfcitizen says:

    That just might work…