511: Locked Seats and Rotating Poles on Muni Buses Yesterday More...

Picture with the first row of forward facing seats circled, to indicate that these are the seats which are being modified.

In 2014, the front rows of forward-facing seats on all Muni buses were locked in their flipped-up position as a safety precaution. By fall of 2016, most of these bus seats are due to be unlocked as buses are retrofitted with new vertical, rotating poles to address the safety concerns.

These seats were locked in response to a bus manufacturer notice of a potential safety risk due to the seat configuration. Unlike other seats on the bus, these seats were not designed with barriers to prevent customers from falling forward in the event of a sudden stop. This issue applied to all Muni buses that started service prior to 2015.

The seats remained locked while the SFMTA found a safety solution that would not prevent customers who use wheelchairs from using the “securement area” provided when the seats are flipped up.

After successful tests in early 2016, the SFMTA began installing rotating poles on about 570 buses with locked seats. For cost efficiency, buses that are due to be retired soon may not be retrofitted with the stanchions, and their seats will remain locked.

Rotating Poles

A view of the inside of a Muni bus with front forward-facing seats folded down and newly-installed curved metal poles.

These rotating poles are designed for customers using these seats to hold on to, while also being adjustable to provide space for customers using wheelchairs, strollers and other mobility devices.

When the seats are flipped up, a yellow knob at the bottom of the poles can be pulled to unlock it and rotate it out of the way.

Reminder: The front seats on all Muni vehicles are reserved for seniors and people with disabilities. See our Accessibility webpage to learn more.

When Standing Near Locked Seats: Mind the Wheelchair Safety Belts

When seats are locked in their flipped up position, the two safety belts for wheelchairs at the base of the seats can pose a tripping hazard to those standing nearby. Please be mindful of these belts for your safety.


511: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2 days ago More...

Muni will provide additional service on the N Rail Line and 5/5R Bus Route for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to and from the event. Taxi stands and monitored bicycle parking will be provided.

After the concert, customers are encouraged to take the 5X Fulton Express bus on Fulton.  Pick up locations are Fulton & 36th, Fulton & 30th and Fulton & 25th; the buses will express to Civic Center Station (Hyde & Grove).

Due to increased ridership for this event as well as others around the city, concertgoers should allow extra travel time on the N Judah and all bus lines serving Golden Gate Park (7, 7R, 28, 28R, 29, 44). Traffic in the area will also be heavy.

MUNI SERVICE

Customers are encouraged to add value to their Clipper® cards ahead of the event for faster boarding. There will be no fare pre-sales this year.

Pre-concert

  • Concert patrons are encouraged to allow plenty of travel time. Gates will open at 11:00 am before the first concert each day.
  • The SFMTA will supplement service on the 5 Fulton with the 5R Fulton Rapid to the event and the 5X Fulton Express after the concert to Civic Center BART.

Pre-concert: Friday

  • Extra 5/5R Fulton buses to take concertgoers to event. 
  • Extra N Judah trains to take concertgoers to event. 

Post-concert: Friday Night

  • After the final concert, the 5X Fulton Express bus service will operate one-way eastbound departing from 36th and 30th Avenues with stop at Hyde & Grove near Civic Center BART Station.
  • Extra N Judah trains to take concertgoers downtown

Boarding locations:

  • 5X Fulton Express – Fulton Street at 30th Avenue, Fulton Street at 36th Avenue and Fulton Street at 25th Avenue. The last bus will depart from these locations at approximately 8:30 pm SFMTA staff will be on site to direct customers.

Pre-concert: Saturday and Sunday

  • Extra 5/5R Fulton buses to take concertgoers to event. 
  • Extra N Judah trains to take concertgoers to event. 

Post-concert: Saturday and Sunday

  • After the final concert, the 5 Fulton Express bus service will operate one-way eastbound departing from 36th and 30th Avenues with stop at Hyde & Grove near Civic Center BART Station.
  • Extra N Judah trains to take concertgoers downtown

Boarding locations:

  • 5X Fulton Express – Fulton Street at 30th Avenue, Fulton Street at 36th Avenue and Fulton Street at 25th Avenue. The last bus will depart from these locations at approximately 8:30 pm SFMTA staff will be on site to direct customers.

5R STOP LIST - TO OUTSIDE LANDS

  • Market and Front
  • Market and Sansome
  • Market and Montgomery
  • Market and Grant 
  • Market and Powell 
  • Market and Mason 
  • McAllister and Jones
  • McAllister and Van Ness
  • McAllister and Fillmore
  • McAllister and Divisidero
  • Fulton and Masonic
  • Fulton and Parker
  • Fulton and Arguello
  • Fulton and 6th
  • All local stops from 6th to 25th avenues
  • Fulton and 30th (terminal)

TAXI

Temporary taxi stands for the event will be in place at the following locations.:

  • Southside of Fulton Street at 28th and 29th avenues
  • Southside of Fulton Street at 35th and 36th avenues
  • Northside of Lincoln Avenue between 23rd and 25th avenues

BICYCLES

Monitored bicycle parking will be provided in the vicinity of Hellman Hollow near Transverse and Overlook Drive.


511: Construction, Bus Stop Moved at Fulton & 33rd, 37th and 40th 2 weeks ago More...

The inbound stop of the Muni buses 5 and 5R on Fulton and 33rd, 37th and 40th will be moved 150 feet east during all hours of service for construction.


511: Temporary Bus Stop Move Fulton & 28th through 25th 2 weeks ago More...

Contractors for SF Public Works will be working on new bus pads and other paving work at the Inbound bus stops at Fulton at 28th and 25th Avenues.

Inbound 5 and 5R stops will be moved 150 feet west on Fulton at 28th and 25th at all times.


5-Fulton


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Stop Stop ID NextBus Live Data
Cabrillo St & La Playa St 13927 Live Data
La Playa St & Cabrillo St 14843 Live Data
Fulton St & La Playa St 14228 Live Data
Fulton St & 46th Ave 14222 Live Data
Fulton St & 43rd Ave 17720 Live Data
Fulton St & 40th Ave 14218 Live Data
Fulton St & 37th Ave 14215 Live Data
Fulton St & 33rd Ave 14212 Live Data
Fulton St & 30th Ave 14753 Live Data
Fulton St & 28th Ave 14751 Live Data
Fulton St & 25th Ave 14749 Live Data
Fulton St & 22nd Ave 14747 Live Data
Fulton St & Park Presidio 17721 Live Data
Fulton St & Park Presidio Blvd 14232 Live Data
Fulton St & 10th Ave 14737 Live Data
Fulton St & 8th Ave 14735 Live Data
Fulton St & 6th Ave 14733 Live Data
Fulton St & 4th Ave 14731 Live Data
Fulton St & Arguello Blvd 14224 Live Data
Fulton St & Stanyan St 14235 Live Data
Fulton St & Shrader St 14234 Live Data
Fulton St & Clayton St 14226 Live Data
Fulton St & Masonic Ave 14230 Live Data
Mcallister St & Baker St 15385 Live Data
Mcallister St & Divisadero St 15390 Live Data
Mcallister St & Pierce St 15401 Live Data
Mcallister St & Fillmore St 15392 Live Data
Mcallister St & Laguna St 15399 Live Data
Mcallister St & Gough St 15394 Live Data
Mcallister St & Van Ness Ave 15405 Live Data
Mcallister St & Polk St 15403 Live Data
Mcallister St & Hyde St 15396 Live Data
McAllister St & Leavenworth St 17635 Live Data
Market St & 6th St 15648 Live Data
Market St & 5th St 15646 Live Data
Market St & 4th St 15644 Live Data
Market St & 4th St 15642 Live Data
Market St & 3rd St 15641 Live Data
Market St & 1st St 15638 Live Data
Beale St & Mission St 13089 Live Data
Howard St & Main St 135056 Live Data
Stop Stop ID NextBus Live Data
Howard St & Main St 15056 Live Data
Market St & Front St 15671 Live Data
Market St & Sansome St 15689 Live Data
Market St & Montgomery St 15684 Live Data
Market St & Grant Ave 15674 Live Data
Market St & Powell St 15688 Live Data
Market St & Mason St 15683 Live Data
McAllister St & Jones St 17563 Live Data
Mcallister St & Hyde St 15395 Live Data
Mcallister St & Larkin St 15397 Live Data
Mcallister St & Van Ness Ave 15404 Live Data
Mcallister St & Gough St 15393 Live Data
Mcallister St & Laguna St 15398 Live Data
Mcallister St & Fillmore St 15391 Live Data
Mcallister St & Pierce St 15400 Live Data
Mcallister St & Divisadero St 15389 Live Data
Mcallister St & Baker St 15384 Live Data
Fulton St & Masonic Ave 14229 Live Data
Fulton St & Clayton St 14225 Live Data
Fulton St & Parker Ave 14233 Live Data
Fulton St & Stanyan StW 14236 Live Data
Fulton St & Arguello Blvd 14223 Live Data
Fulton St & 4th Ave 14730 Live Data
Fulton St & 6th Ave 14732 Live Data
Fulton St & 8th Ave 14734 Live Data
Fulton St & 10th Ave 14736 Live Data
Fulton St & Park Presidio Blvd 14231 Live Data
Fulton St & 18th Ave 14742 Live Data
Fulton St & 22nd Ave 14746 Live Data
Fulton St & 25th Ave 14748 Live Data
Fulton S t& 28th Ave 17727 Live Data
Fulton S t& 30th Ave 17728 Live Data
Fulton St & 33rd Ave 14211 Live Data
Fulton St & 36th Ave 14213 Live Data
Fulton St & 40th Ave 17729 Live Data
Fulton St t& 43rd Ave 17730 Live Data
Fulton St & 46th Ave 14221 Live Data
La Playa St & Fulton St 14844 Live Data
La Playa St & Cabrillo St 14842 Live Data
Cabrillo St & La Playa St 133927 Live Data
The 5 Route downtown terminal is moved to the Transbay Temporary Terminal during construction of the new Transbay Terminal.

Inbound

Cabrillo and La Playa via La Playa, Fulton, Central, McAllister, Hyde, Market (uses curb stops), Beale, Howard to 5 Route terminal on Howard before Main (Transbay Temporary Terminal).

Outbound

Howard, Main, Market (uses curb stops), McAllister, Central, Fulton, Cabrillo to La Playa.

Outbound runs express from Transbay Temporary Terminal to next stop, on Market at Front.

Owl Service

Inbound

Cabrillo and La Playa via regular route to McAllister and Larkin, then via Larkin, Golden Gate, Jones to McAllister.

Outbound

McAllister and regular route.

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