Most San Francisco drivers know that cruising around Union Square is a pleasure only for the patient what with all the jaywalkers, cable cars, tourists in rental cars, taxis, buses, one-way streets and distracting sights.
And it's about to get worse. Construction crews last week began closing off and rerouting sidewalks so they can relocate utilities to make way for the Central Subway. But as of Wednesday, that plan will be changed. Stockton Street will be closed -- one block at a time -- to private vehicles for the next 10 months. One lane of traffic will remain open to buses, taxis, tour buses and delivery vehicles only. Work zones and temporary sidewalks will take up the rest of the street
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