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Taxi Industry July 4, 2022, notice on Fireworks-related street closures

Effective Date
Sunday, July 3, 2022 - 6:00am to Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 5:00pm
News categories
Taxi Industry

To: San Francisco Taxi Drivers, Medallion Holders and Color Scheme Managers

From: Philip Cranna, Enforcement and Legal Affairs Manager, SFMTA Taxi Services

Date: July 1, 2022

Subject: Fourth of July

The July 4 annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration will start at 2 p.m. along the waterfront near the Municipal Pier and Pier 39. The fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m. Starting from around noon to 11 p.m., large crowds and heavy traffic should be expected to and from Treasure Island. At approximately 8:30 p.m., no traffic will be allowed north of Lombard Street, from Van Ness to Doyle Drive, except for residents. 

As many as 200,000 people are expected in the event area. Traffic congestion and disruption of transit service are expected in the northern section of the city.

The following street closures will be in effect:

  • 6 a.m., Sunday, to 5 p.m., Monday
    • Jefferson Street from Aquatic Park to Hyde Street
  • 6 a.m., Monday, to 1 a.m., Tuesday
    • Beach Street from Polk Street to the Terminus
  • 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Monday
    • Van Ness Avenue between North Point Street and the Municipal Pier Terminus
  • 11 a.m., Monday, to 5 a.m., Tuesday
    • Jefferson Street between Hyde and Powell streets
  • 8:30 p.m. to midnight, Monday
    • Marina Boulevard exit off Doyle Drive may be closed
  • 9:20 to 10:15 p.m., Monday
    • Northbound Embarcadero between Broadway and Bay Street

Note: As the crowd grows and to ensure safety of pedestrians, SFPD Police Officers and SFMTA Parking Control Officers can decide to close Fisherman’s Wharf area bounded by The Embarcadero, Van Ness Avenue and Bay Street earlier than the scheduled time listed above to vehicular traffic.

Embarcadero: Bay to Taylor
Jefferson: Embarcadero to Hyde
Beach: Hyde to west of Polk
Taylor: Beach to Embarcadero
Polk & Larkin: North Point to Beach
Van Ness: North Point to Muni Pier
Hyde: Beach to Jefferson
Leavenworth: Beach to Jefferson
Jones: Beach to Jefferson
Mason: Beach to Jefferson
Powell: Beach to Jefferson

Map of the Fisherman's Wharf area showing taxi stands on North Point east of Columbus and on Hyde north of Beach