SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The four-block stretch of San Francisco’s Market Street from 7th to 11th streets is the dirtiest commercial corridor according to a new survey by city controller’s office.
The 2014 Street and Sidewalk Maintenance Standards report may be stating the obvious and not many who’ve encountered the area would be surprised. Nonetheless, 10 inspectors canvassed the city’s streets to survey the sights and the sometimes less-than-savory smells.READ MORE: Atmospheric River: High Winds Topple Trees, Scaffolding in San Francisco
The juxtaposition of this troubled corridor with the millions of dollars being invested in the influx of tech companies relocating and being attracted to the area such as Uber, Twitter, and ZenDesk right in the middle of things, and Union Square just a couple blocks to the west, is stark to say the least.
Despite the efforts to slowly revitalize and make this the hip new neighborhood, the survey still ranks this area at the bottom as some of the worst streets to walk around.