The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for the weekend of Saturday, December 7 through Sunday, December 8. Anyone traveling in San Francisco can check with www.sfmta.com or call 311 to find out which of the 80 Muni lines will get them where they want to go.
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On Saturday, the annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe will take place. Participants will begin walking from All Soul’s Church in South San Francisco at 6:00 a.m., enter San Francisco at Mission and Sickles at 9:30 a.m. and end at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Geary Boulevard at 2:00 p.m.
The San Francisco portion of the route begins at Mission Street and Sickles Avenue, continues north on Mission to Van Ness Avenue (via 14th Street and South Van Ness Avenue) to Ellis Street, west on Ellis Street to Gough Street, and then north on Gough Street to Geary Boulevard where it will end at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
No closures or re-routes are planned. Streets along the procession route may be congested which could affect Muni bus service. SFPD officers and Parking Control Officers will monitor the march.
Inner Sunset Sundays
On Sunday, the Inner Sunset Sundays will take place on Irving Street from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For event details, please visit www.issundays.org.
Irving Street between 9th and 10th avenues will be closed from 1 a.m. to midnight.
There will be no impact on Muni bus service.
49ers Football Game
On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers will host their seventh home game against the Seattle Seahawks at 1:25 p.m. at Candlestick Park.
Motorists should expect delays on all bridges and freeways leading into San Francisco for at least two hours before the start of the game and for at least two hours after the end of the game. Fans attending the games are encouraged to take public transportation. For more information, please visit www.sfmta.com/football.
NEW NFL Bag Policy: Fans should be advised that there is a new NFL Bag Policy in effect at 49ers games. Only NFL-approved bags will be permitted inside Candlestick Park. For more information, please visit www.49ers.com/stadium/prohibited-items.html.
On game days, Muni offers several ways to get to Candlestick Park from locations throughout San Francisco. There are four Muni Express routes and two Shuttles.
All service, including the express service, is regular fare service, $2 adult per trip and $.75 for youth/senior/disabled per trip.
For faster boarding, customers are encouraged to buy their fare prior to boarding the express service. Clipper cards with either a Fast Pass or pre-loaded cash can be purchased at your convenience. Customers can load their cards online at www.clippercard.com (please allow at least five days for processing), or at one of the participating Clipper vendors or ticket vending machines in a Muni Metro station. Please go to www.sfmta.com for fare details.
On game days, Muni customers may purchase their fare in advance. SFMTA staff will sell one-way and roundtrip Muni fares from 10:25 a.m. to 1:25 p.m. at the following locations:
- Balboa Park BART Station
- Sutter Street/Sansome Street
For service to and from the game, T Third customers should transfer at the Gilman/Paul station to the 87 Candlestick Shuttle, which operates directly between the station and Candlestick Park.
- 75X Candlestick Express – from Balboa Park BART
- 77X Candlestick Express – from California and Van Ness
- 78X Candlestick Express – from California and Funston
- 79X Candlestick Express – from Sutter and Sansome
- 86 Candlestick Shuttle – from Bacon and San Bruno
- 87 Candlestick Shuttle – from Third Street and Gillman, T Third Station
- 75X Candlestick Express – to Balboa Park BART
- 77X Candlestick Express – to Van Ness and North Point
- 78X Candlestick Express – to California and Funston
- 79X Candlestick Express – to Kearny and Sutter
- 86 Candlestick Shuttle – to Bacon and San Bruno
- 87 Candlestick Shuttle – to Third Street and Gillman, T Third Station
79X Candlestick Express Re-route
As of last year, the southbound 79X, which provides express service to the 49ers game from downtown, will be re-routed due to Central Subway construction on Stockton and 4th streets. Customers traveling to the game can board the 79X Candlestick Express at the following locations:
- Sutter and Sansome
- Sutter and Kearny
- Mason and Geary
- Cyril Magnin and Market
- 5th Street and Mission
- 5th Street and Howard
- 5th Street and Folsom
The southbound buses will then travel express to Candlestick Park from 5th and Folsom streets. Northbound buses will remain on the regular route.
Reminder: Central Subway Construction During Holiday Season
Central Subway construction is paused on Stockton Street in Union Square and will recommence in January 2014. All Union Square businesses remain open. Stockton Street has been paved and reopened to traffic. One lane of Ellis Street between Stockton Street and the Ellis-O’Farrell Garage will remain closed during the holidays due to work related to the Central Subway tunnels.
In North Beach, utility construction work is stopped at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Union Street. The contractor has restored the pavement on Columbus Avenue. All lanes of traffic are open. Construction is planned to resume in January 2014.