LIGHTRAIL

San Francisco, CA

Lightrail

"An incredible opportunity to create a tangible feeling of unity and connectivity along our civic spine."

Working with local artists George Zisiadis and Stefano Corazza, an extraordinary technical team, a range of city agencies, and the SF Board of Supervisors, Illuminate holds a major encroachment permit to install Lightrail, a two-mile-long piece of artwork which will run from One Market Street to Van Ness Avenue.

The lighted rail of vibrancy, which will mimic the movement of the BART and MUNI trains below, has been adopted as part of the city’s $700M “Better Market Street Plan.”

In addition, Illuminate plans to retrofit the entire Path of Gold streetlights–from the Ferry Building to the Rainbow Flag–with new energy-efficient LED bulbs that will cut energy use by 80% while casting a better light on Market Street. The new LED light will be more flattering to the human face and built-environment than the high-pressure sodium vapor “crime” lights installed in the 1970s.

The result will be a cleaner, greener, safer, more socially and culturally-active and diverse Market Street.