BART Strike Transportation Alternatives in San Francisco

The following information offers BART strike transportation alternatives for getting around San Francisco including Downtown San Francisco Commuter BART Strike OptionsSan 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.

 

Download Downtown SF Commuter Options 10-13.pdf  中文 Downtown CH 10-13.pdf  Español Downtown SP 10-13.pdf

Download San Francisco Transit Fact Sheet and Muni Tips.pdf  中文 Transit Facts CH.pdf  Español Transit Facts SP.pdf

 

Downtown San Francisco Commuter BART Strike Options

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Fact Sheet

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

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:

  • MacArthur BART
  • Rockridge BART
  • Ashby BART
  • El Cerrito Plaza BART
  • North Concord BART
  • Pittsburg BART
  • Hercules
  • Richmond Parkway
  • Richmond BART
  • Fairfield/Suisun
  • North Berkeley BART
  • Del Norte BART
  • Orinda BART
  • Lafayette BART
  • Walnut Creek BART
  • Pleasant Hill BART
  • Concord BART
  • Oakland Claremont
  • Vallejo
  • Lakeshore/Grand

Carpooling Departure Point on the east side of Spear Street between Howard and Folsom streets to the following locations:

  • Alameda
  • West Oakland BART
  • Lake Merritt BART
  • Fruitvale BART
  • Coliseum BART
  • Albany
  • Emeryville
  • Piedmont
  • San Leandro BART
  • Bayfair BART
  • Castro Valley BART
  • West Dublin BART
  • Dublin BART
  • Hayward BART
  • South Hayward BART
  • Union City BART
  • Fremont BART

Off-Street Parking Faciliites

South of Market Street:

  • AT&T Park, Lot A, 3rd Street south of the ballpark (Giants Game-day rates apply)
  • Moscone Center, 3rd Street between Folsom and Howard streets
  • 5th and Mission Street Garage, Mission Street between 5th and 4th streets

North of Market Street:

  • Golden Gateway Garage, Clay Street between Battery and Davis streets
  • St. Mary’s Garage, Kearny Street at California Street
  • Ellis/O’Farrell Garage, Ellis Street between Stockton and Powell streets
  • Sutter/Stockton Garage, Bush Street between Stockton and Grant streets
  • Union Square Garage, Geary Street between Stockton and Powell streets
  • Civic Center Garage, McAllister Street between Larkin and Polk streets
  • Performing Arts Garage, Grove Street between Franklin and Gough streets

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.

Ferry Terminal

Cross The Embarcadero and proceed to market Street to make Muni transit connections.

Taxi Service

In the morning, taxi stands will be at key transfer points:

  • Temporary Transbay Terminal, on both sides of Folsom Street in front of the Greyhound bus office
  • Folsom Street, between Main and Spear streets
  • The Embarcadero at the south end of the Ferry Building in the white passenger loading zone, Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Parking lot behind the Ferry Building, Tuesday and Thursday
  • 4th and King Caltrain Station on Townsend at 4th Street

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.

SF Paratransit

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.

For trip planning call 511 or go online to www.511.org. For Muni route, schedule, fare and accessible services information anytime: call 311 (or 415-701-2311) or visit www.sfmta.com.

 

San Francisco Public Transit

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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.

Bus Routes:

  • 8X Bayshore Express, which includes 8AX and 8BX routes, serves BART stations: Balboa Park, Powell and Montgomery. The 8 routes terminate near Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • 14 Mission, which includes the 14 Limited route, serves BART stations: 24th Street Mission, 16th Street Mission, Civic Center, Powell, Montgomery and Embarcadero. The 14 routes begin in Daly City at John Daly Boulevard and Mission Street and terminates on Steuart Street at Ferry Plaza.
  • 14X Mission Express serves BART stations: Powell, Montgomery and Embarcadero. The 14X begins in Daly City at John Daly Boulevard and Mission Street and terminates on Steuart Street at Ferry Plaza.
  • 30 Stockton serves Caltrain at 4th and King streets, Market Street/Downtown, Chinatown, North Beach and the Marina District.
  • 45 Stockton-Union serves Caltrain at 4th and King streets, Market Street/Downtown, Chinatown, North Beach, Russian Hill and Union Street.
  • 49 Van Ness-Mission serves BART stations: Balboa Park, 24th Street Mission and 16th Street mission. The 49 terminates at Van Ness Avenue and North Point Street.
  • 48 Quintara-24th Street serves 22nd Street Caltrain Station, 24th Street BART Station and the West Portal Muni Metro Station and connects with the T Line at 20th Street. It terminates at 48th Avenue.
  • 54 Felton serves BART stations: Daly City and Balboa Park and connects with the Muni T Line at Williams Stations in the Bayview/Hunter’s Point area and terminates on St. Charles, just outside the Daly City BART Station.

Rail Lines: 

  • J Line serves BART stations: Balboa Park, Glen Park, Civic Center, Powell, Montgomery and Embarcadero.
  • K Line serves BART stations: Balboa Park, West Portal, Civic Center, Powell, Montgomery and Embarcadero.
  • N Line serves Civic Center, Powell, Montgomery and Embarcadero. The N Line begins at Ocean Beach and terminates at Caltrain at 4th and King Street Station.
  • T Line serves Civic Center, Powell, Montgomery and Embarcadero. The T Line terminates at Sunnydale Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard.

For trip planning call 511 or go online to www.511.org. For Muni route, schedule, fare and accessible services information anytime: call 311 or visit www.sfmta.com.

 

 

Riding Your Bicycle

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!

Bringing Your Bike on Muni

How to Park and Lock Your Bike

Bicycle Rules of the Road from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

 

Quick Links to local transit resources