SFMTA Weekend Transit and Traffic Advisory
Thursday, April 28, 2016

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this weekend, from Thursday, April 28 through Sunday, May 1, 2016. Anyone traveling in San Francisco can check www.sfmta.com or call 311 to find out which of the 83 Muni lines will get them where they want to go.  All road users are encouraged to be aware, share the roadway and to follow all rules to ensure everyone’s safety.  Whether you are riding Muni, taking a taxi, walking, riding a bike or driving, please remain vigilant to keep everyone safe. If you see suspicious activity, please report it.

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Hayes Valley Urban Air Market

Sunday, May 1:  The Hayes Valley Urban Air Market will be held between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The following street closures will be required from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

  • Octavia Street between Fell and Grove streets
  • Linden Lane between Octavia and Gough streets

There will be no impact on Muni service.

How Weird Street Faire

Sunday, May 1:  The annual How Weird Street Faire will be held from noon to 8 p.m. on Howard and 2nd streets.  Heavy pedestrian traffic is expected in the area.  Event participants are encouraged to take public transportation to the event.

The following street closures will be required from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.:

  • Howard Street between 1st and New Montgomery streets
  • 2nd Street between Mission and Folsom streets
  • Intersections:  2nd Street at Howard, Tehama, Minna and Natoma streets

The following Muni routes will be affected:

  • 10 Townsend
  • 12 Folsom Pacific

Sunday Streets – Bayview/Dogpatch

Sunday, May 1:  The second Sunday Streets event will be held in the Bayview/Dogpatch neighborhoods.  The three and a half mile routes will start from southbound 3rd Street between 18th Street and Yosemite Avenue, 22nd Street between Indiana and 3rd streets, and Newcomb Avenue between 3rd and Newhall streets.  The route will open the roadway to people walking, bicycling and other recreational activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.  For further event details, please visit http://www.sundaystreetssf.com/bayview-050116/.

The following street closures will be required from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:

  • Southbound 3rd Street between 18th Street and Yosemite Avenue
  • 22nd Street between Indiana and 3rd streets
  • Newcomb Avenue between 3rd and Newhall streets

Cross traffic will be allowed on:

  • Mariposa Street at 3rd Street
  • 25th Street at 3rd Street
  • Cesar Chavez Street at 3rd Street
  • Evans Avenue at 3rd Street
  • Jerrold Avenue at 3rd Street
  • Palou Avenue at 3rd Street

The following Muni line and routes will be affected:

  • T Third (while this light rail line may be impacted, it will continue to run on its normal route throughout the day)
  • 19 Polk
  • 22 Fillmore
  • 23 Monterey
  • 24 Divisadero
  • 44 O’Shaughnessy
  • 48 Quintara-24th Street
  • 54 Felton


NEW:  Construction Work on Fell Street

Thursday, April 28 through Sunday, May 1:  Crews from San Francisco Public Works will conduct construction work on Fell Street between Divisadero and Broderick streets. During construction, closures of traffic lanes will be required and only one traffic lane will be open during the times listed below:

  • Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29               7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 30                                                    12:01 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 1                                                         7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

There will be transit delays on the following Muni routes:

  • 6 Haight/Parnassus
  • 7 Haight/Noriega
  • 7R Haight/Noriega Rapid
  • 21 Hayes
  • 22 Fillmore
  • 24 Divisadero
  • 31 Balboa

Motorists should expect traffic delay in the area.

There will also be construction work on Fell Street between Broderick and Baker streets next weekend that will require traffic lane closures.  More details to follow.

UPDATE:  Balboa Park Station Improvement Project

Now until Further Notice:  The Balboa Park Station Area and Plaza Improvements project broke ground on February 29 to implement safety, accessibility and transit improvements around the Balboa Park Station.  Weather permitting, construction work for the project is anticipated to last through November 2016.  Temporary impacts include:

Bus Stop Relocation:  To complete work inside Muni’s Green Yard facility, the bus stop located westbound on Geneva Avenue between I-280 and San Jose Avenue has been temporarily relocated until Monday, May 30.

  • Customers riding the following Muni routes will board from the temporary stop on Geneva Avenue at San  Jose Avenue:
    • 8BX Bayshore B Express
    • 43 Masonic
    • 54 Felton
    • 88 BART Shuttle
    • 91-Owl

Lane Closures and Traffic on Geneva Avenue:

  • To reconstruct the new center median island, the eastbound left turn lane on Geneva Avenue between I-280 and San Jose Avenue has been temporarily closed off. This will remain in effect until Wednesday, May 4.
  • To avoid peak-hour congestion, closures are scheduled between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.

Motorists should use caution and anticipate delays in this area and are encouraged to use alternate routes during the time of lane closures.

Pedestrian Pathway:

The sidewalk on the south side of Ocean Avenue near the Muni Metro Yard parking entrance has been partially closed to construct upgraded curb ramps. An accessible pathway has been provided around the work area.

For more project details, please visit www.sfmta.com/balboaparkarea.

Upcoming Events

Baseball Game Traffic Reroutes

Next Thursday, May 5 through the following Wednesday, May 11:  The San Francisco Giants will play seven home games at AT&T Park.  Listed below are teams the Giants will play against and start times for these games:

Four games against the Colorado Rockies:

  • 7:15 p.m., Thursday, May 5
  • 7:15 p.m., Friday, May 6
  • 1:05 p.m., Saturday, May 7
  • 1:05 p.m., Sunday, May 8

Three games against the Toronto Blue Jays:

  • 7:15 p.m., Monday, May 9
  • 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 10
  • 12:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 11

The SFMTA advises motorists of the increased congestion in downtown San Francisco related to these special events and advises commuters to use transit, taxis, bicycles or walk and to avoid using the Bay Bridge in the two hours before or after these games.

Muni Service to AT&T Park

The following Muni service will be available to and from all home games:

  • T Third
  • N Judah
  • Metro Ballpark Shuttles
  • 10 Townsend
  • 30 Stockton
  • 45 Union
  • 47 Van Ness

The SFMTA will provide additional train service of Metro “ballpark shuttles” to the existing N Judah and T Third service to the ballpark.

The additional service will begin two hours prior to the game and will continue until approximately 20 minutes after the start of the game.

Muni Ticket Sales

One-way Muni transfers can be purchased at the AT&T Park ticket windows located at 2nd and King streets and Willie Mays Plaza. Transfers will be sold from two hours before the game until the game begins, and again from the beginning of the 7th inning until 30 minutes after the game ends.

Baseball fans transferring from BART may purchase round trip Muni transfer tickets at the Embarcadero Station two and a half hours prior to the start time of the game.

Transfers will be valid for up to two hours after the end of event.

More Options of Buying Muni Tickets

Baseball fans are encouraged to use Clipper® Card to get to AT&T Park. Customers using Bay Area public transportation systems are strongly encouraged to purchase their fares in advance or use Clipper® Card to attend the ball games. Customers using a Clipper Card receive 50 cents off an adult single ride when transferring to Muni from BART, Golden Gate Ferry and Transit, and San Francisco Bay Ferry routes (Oakland-Alameda, Harbor Bay and Vallejo). Golden Gate Ferry and Transit and San Francisco Bay Ferry provide the same discount on return trips. To learn more about transfer discounts, please visit transfer discounts.

For more information on using Clipper on Muni, please visit clippercard.com/muni.

Baseball fans may also use MuniMobile, an official SFMTA app, to save time by instantly buying tickets for Muni bus, rail, cable car, and paratransit services on their iPhone and Android devices. Tickets can be purchased through a credit/debit card or PayPal account for individual or multiple riders on one smartphone. Customers can buy tickets ahead of time and activate when they are ready to ride - with MuniMobile, your phone is your fare.

Taxi Service

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

  • East side of 2nd Street between King and Townsend streets, 7 spaces
  • West side of 2nd street between King and Townsend streets, 2 spaces
  • West side of 2nd street between Townsend and Brannan streets, 5 spaces
  • West side of 3rd street between King and Townsend streets, 5 spaces

Transbay Service

Fans can also take a ferry to AT&T Park:

Ferry will depart promptly 30 minutes after the final out.

For directions going to AT&T Park by various means of transportation, please visit the Giants website at http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com.

For regional transit information for BART, Caltrain and the ferries as well as traffic, please go to www.511.org.

Sunday Parking Enforcement

On Sunday, May 8, parking meters in the Special Event Zone near AT&T Park will be enforced.

As a reminder to fans, in order to reduce congestion on city streets after all events at AT&T Park, the SFMTA will close eastbound King Street between 3rd and 2nd streets from the seventh inning until after the post-game traffic has died down.  Additionally, the northbound portion of the 4th Street (Peter R. Maloney) Bridge will be closed to all traffic except streetcars, buses, taxis and bicycles during the post-game period. Giants fans parked south of Mission Creek Channel who are heading north of the channel are encouraged to exit to the south along 3rd or 4th streets in order to avoid congestion on King and 3rd streets after AT&T Park events.

For details about transit service to AT&T Park, including connections from Bay Area transit systems to Muni, please visit http://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/destinations/att-park.

Bay to Breakers Race

Sunday, May 15:  The annual race will begin at 8 a.m.

For additional event details, please visit www.baytobreakers.com.

Details of street closures and Muni service impact will follow.