Post-game Report: Keeping the City Moving During Super Week

Monday, February 8, 2016

Editor’s note: As of Wednesday, Feb. 10, downtown closures will open Thursday evening, Feb. 11, and Muni routes will resume normal service Friday morning, Feb. 12. See Wednesday, Feb. 10 post for more details.

Wow, what a week! Many thanks to all the fans and commuters who hung in there and helped us keep the city moving. Please remember that although the concerts have gone and the big game is in the record books, downtown detours and Muni re-routes will remain in effect until Saturday to allow crews to dismantle Super Bowl City site.  

We also want to thank event-goers for using public transit. Muni carried almost 200,000 extra subway trips during the nine day Super Bowl event. Last Saturday alone, we carried over 60,000 extra subway customers – a 60 percent increase. Bus ridership was also high on both weekends. The first weekend, we saw 55,000 additional customers on Saturday and 40,000 additional customers on Sunday.  Last Saturday, ridership was highest on Saturday, with over 70,000 additional customers and Sunday was also up by about 10,000 customers.

Muni wasn’t the only transportation option available to the more than a million fans participating in the Super Bowl festivities. Whether you walked, took a taxi, rode a bike or drove, SFMTA crews were out there helping you get around.


Woman in cold-weather, reflective gear stands in Market Street, directing a red and gray Muni bus through the intersection with a "Super Bowl City" arched sign in the background.

Nearly 70 Parking Control Officers were assigned to facilitate traffic issues at 32 intersections in the morning and evening rush hours.


Red-topped Muni bus shelter on a busy downtown street with customers waiting and laminated "Super Bowl" alerts posted on it.

The service alerts posted at this Fremont Street Muni shelter, along with the various maps of Muni re-routes, traffic detours and pedestrian and bike wayfinding helped folks get through or around the area.


A parking control officer stands on Market Street in yellow cold-weather reflective gear, directing a taxi and delivery truck.

SFMTA parking control officers were out in force to direct traffic and to monitor congested intersections.


A Muni ambassador in safety orange vest and cap directs a visitor to SF during Super Bowl City.

Muni customer service ambassador helps a bicyclist navigate around the Super Bowl event area.


Large electronic sign along 4th Street reads "Street Closed, Howard St, Tue. 1/26, Thru Tue 2/9."

Cars and taxis head south on 4th Street one of the variable message signs above reminding folks of the ongoing closure.


A Muni bus travels north on 3rd Street in front of the Super Bowl 50 NFL Experience entrance on Howard Street. Pedestrians cross southbound.

Visitors cross Howard Street with the NFL Experience entrance behind them.


Muni bus with an SFMTA gold "Super Bowl 50" information PSA on the back travels down Market Street with pedestrians and other traffic around it.

The gold and red SFMTA Super Bowl PSA reminds residents and visitors where they can get transportation information and updates.