Market Street - SF's main drag, and what a mess! Potholes, taxis, jaywalkers, busses, streetcars... and us - the cyclists! It can prove to be daunting for some, but once you get the hang of it, the only way to do Market Street is in style.
The first day of her visit, I coaxed my cousin Tiffany from Minneapolis to ride up and down Market. All the hustle and bustle nearly gave her a heart attack, but she came out smiling and lives to tell!
If you do it every day, being followed by a large Muni bus ain't no thang.
When all is said and done, however, I do love the improvements to Market so far. The separated green bike lanes (though confusing crossovers at times) make for a safer commute, especially on the blocks closed to cars. I look forward to the day when Tiffany will be able to cruise Market without the threat of vehicular traffic.