The following information offers BART strike transportation alternatives for getting around San Francisco including Downtown San Francisco Commuter BART Strike Options, San Francisco Public Transit Fact Sheet and Muni Tips and tips on Riding Your Bicycle.
You can receive up-to-the-minute Muni updates by following @sfmta_muni on Twitter, or get the latest information about regional transportation options by visiting alert.511.org, or calling 511.
Muni services in the vicinity of available parking facilities and casual carpool departure points are indicated on the map on the back of this fact sheet. Muni bus routes are indicated with numbers while Muni rail lines are indicated with letters. Adult full fare is $2. Youth and senior/disabled fare is 75 cents. Exact change or Clipper cards are required on Muni vehicles; Muni Metro tickets can be purchased at the Metro vending machines in the subway stations for use at subway fare gates.
In the event of a BART strike, commuters to San Francisco are advised to avoid peak driving periods by working at home if possible (or travelling earlier or later than usual), form a carpool or try casual carpooling, or take an alternative transit service.
Casual carpooling pick-up will be expanded on Spear Street for San Francisco-East Bay travelers.
Casual Carpooling, 3 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday
Carpooling Departure Point on the west side of Spear Street between Howard and Folsom streets to the following locations:
Carpooling Departure Point on the east side of Spear Street between Howard and Folsom streets to the following locations:
Off-Street Parking Faciliites
South of Market Street:
North of Market Street:
SFpark is a pilot project that assists with finding parking information. Visit the website at sfpark.org or download the app to find real-time information about available spaces and rates in pilot neighborhoods: Financial District, along The Embarcadero, Fisherman’s Wharf, Civic Center, Marina Union Street and the Mission District.
Cross The Embarcadero and proceed to market Street to make Muni transit connections.
In the morning, taxi stands will be at key transfer points:
Evening taxi stands are at downtown hotels. A map of the hotel stands is available on sfmta.com.
Biking or Walking
Consider bicycling and walking when these options are viable. If you plan to use a bicycle for your commute, a map of bicycle routes is available on sfmta.com.
Other options include flexible work hours to avoid the peak commuting periods, telecommuting and taking vacation.
In San Francisco, SF access service may be impacted due to driver/dispatcher availability - employees getting to work on time because of the impacts to all public transit and roadways. SF Paratransit taxi may also exerience delays due to driver shortages and higher taxi demand in San Francisco as a result of the BART strike. You may want to consider postponning any unneccessary travel via van or taxi. Please check this website or call (415) 351-7052 between 8am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday for updates.
During the strike, Redi Wheels will provide transfer trips with San Francisco Paratransit at Stonestown. For trips after 10pm, Redi Wheels will transfer at the Walgreens at Lakeshore Plaza (Westlake area of Daly City). The store is open 24 hours a day and is located at Mayfair/John Daly Boulevard. The address is 216 Westlake Center, Daly City.
Fact Sheet and Muni Route Tips
Muni bus routes providing alternate, parallel service to BART service within San Francisco are indicated with numbers, while Muni rail lines are indicated with letters. Adult full Muni fare is $2. Youth and Senior/Disabled fare is 75 cents. Exact change or Clipper Cards are required on Muni vehicles; Muni Metro tickets can be purchased at the Metro vending machines in the subway stations for use at subway fare gates. To reach San Francisco International Airport or other peninsula destinations use SamTrans or Caltrain service.
For trip planning call 511 or visit www.511.org. Updates and tips can be found at alert.511.org. For real-time Muni updates during the week, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., and special events, follow us on www.twitter.com/sfmta_muni or visit www.nextmuni.com/myNextBus to sign up for real-time text messages or email alerts.
In the event of a BART strike, commuters to San Francisco are advised to avoid peak driving periods by working at home if possible (or traveling earlier or later than usual), form a carpool or try casual carpooling, or take an alternative form of transportation such as taxi, bicycling or walking. Delays are anticipated.
See map on reverse side to find the Muni bus route or rail line that serves your regular BART station. The joint Muni Metro/BART stations in downtown San Francisco will be open.
In the event of a BART strike, riding your bike will not only get you to your destination quickly, it will also help alleviate congestion and over-crowded buses.
The following tips and resources will help you get rolling!