Happy Holiday Weekend!
Holiday Muni Service Schedule
Muni will operate on a regular Sunday service schedule on Christmas (Dec. 25) and New Year's Day (Jan. 1), which both fall on Sundays, as well as Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2.
Tuesday, Dec. 27 thru Friday, Dec. 30: Muni will operate on a weekday non-school schedule, and the following commute-hour service routes will be suspended for the week:
- 1AX/BX, 7X, 14X, 30X, 31AX/BX, 38AX/BX, 41, 81X, 82X, 83X, 88, NX, N Judah Cole Valley Shuttles and the Castro Shuttles.
For details, visit our Holiday Service alert page.
Parking Enforcement on Christmas and New Year’s Day
Christmas (Dec. 25) and New Year's Day (Jan. 1): There will be no enforcement of parking meters or restrictions for seven-day street sweeping, Monday through Friday street sweeping, residential parking permits or commuter tow-away zones.
Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2: Parking meters and restrictions for seven-day street sweeping will be enforced.
However, there will be no enforcement of parking restrictions for:
- Monday through Friday street sweeping;
- Residential parking permits;
- Commute hour tow-away zones
For complete details, visit the holiday enforcement schedule webpage.
Setting up the “Mama Menorah” in Union Square on Dec. 7, 2010. Photo credit: Loren Javier/Flickr.
Bill Graham Menorah Project
Saturday, 7 p.m.
In 1975 San Francisco became home to the first big public menorah lighting and Chanukah celebration outside of Israel. Named for the late music impresario, the Bill Graham Menorah Project celebrates the Festival of Lights by erecting the 25 foot tall by 15 foot wide “Mama Menorah” in Union Square. In addition to the nightly lightings, the first Sunday of Chanukah in San Francisco is known as Bill Graham Menorah Day which will be celebrated with music and children’s craft activities.
For information on additional Chanukah festivities please visit ChadbadSF.org.
For those wanting to visit Union Square, the Powell Cable Car lines, 2 Clement, 3 Jackson, 8 Bayshore, 30 Stockton, 38 Geary, 38R Geary Rapid, and 45 Union/Stockton routes will get you close to the festivities.
Muni service note: While no service re-routes are planned, service routes in the area may see minor delays due to increased ridership and street congestion.
SF Library Holiday Train
Now through January 6
Main Library – Civic Center
Assembled and maintained by members of the San Francisco Library’s facilities and engineering staff, the Holiday Train is a large model train exhibit located on the second floor of the Main Library. Geared for children of all ages, not only will the train make its way around and through a Christmas themed village, visitors will also have the opportunity to be at the controls that power and light the train.
There are number of Muni options to consider if you plan on traveling to the main library in Civic Center. You can take the Muni Metro subway to either Van Ness or Civic Center stations. Surface routes include the F Market, 5 Fulton, 5R Fulton Rapid, 6 haight/Parnassus, 7 Haight/Noriega, 7R Haight/Noriega Rapid, 9 San Bruno, 9R San Bruno Rapid, 19 Polk, and 21 Hayes.
Muni service note: there are no scheduled re-routes for this event.
Van Ness Construction Reminder:
All left turn lanes on Van Ness Avenue have been removed with the exceptions of those at Broadway (southbound), Lombard (northbound), and temporarily at Hayes (northbound).
North and southbound lane re-configurations on Van Ness Avenue between Jackson and Greenwich streets are now in effect.
For complete details on these changes, please revisit our November 4 blog post.
Ocean Avenue Construction Reminder:
Eastbound Ocean Avenue between Geneva and San Jose avenues now closed until late December due to the Balboa Park Station Area and Plaza Improvements project. As a result of the partial street closure, three 29 Sunset and 49 Van Ness/Mission stops have been temporarily relocated.
For complete details on the stop relocations and traffic detours, please visit the project’s service alert page.
Temporary J Church and K Ingleside Service Changes Reminder:
Due to Balboa Park Station Area and Plaza Improvement construction work, there are now temporary stop changes in effect for the J Church and K Ingleside lines at Balboa Park Station. These stop changes will be in place through the end of the year. For details, please read our Sept. 1 blog post.
On Tap next weekend: New Year’s Eve and Jan. 1 Muni fare changes
“On Tap” gives you a heads up about the big events in town and what Muni routes and lines will get you to the party. Look for this feature to be posted usually on Wednesdays for a look ahead to the weekend.