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SFMTA Transit and Traffic Advisory for Thursday, February 22, 2024 through Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Thursday, February 22, 2024

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this week from Thursday, Feb. 22 through Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024.

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Ride Muni Free on Day of Chinese New Year Parade

Saturday, Feb. 24: The SFMTA will provide free rides on Muni on the day of the Chinese New Year Parade, cable cars not included.

Events at Chase Center

Thursday, Feb. 22 through Wednesday, Feb. 28: There will be multiple events to take place at the Chase Center:

  • Thursday, Feb. 22: The Warriors will play against the Los Angeles Lakers. Game will start at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 23: The Warriors will play against the Charlotte Hornets. Game will start at 5:30 p.m. Doors will open at 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 25: The Warriors will play against the Denver Nuggets. Game will start at 4 p.m. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27: Performance by Madonna will take place. Show will start at 8:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28: Performance by Madonna will take place. Show will start at 8:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.

Supplemental Muni Service

  • Muni will operate supplemental 78X Arena Express service.
  • Pre-event express shuttle service from 16th Street BART Station to Chase Center will start two and a half hours before each game/event and will end one hour after game/event starts.
  • Post-event express shuttle service from Chase Center on 16th Street to 16th Street BART Station will run until the area clears.

Special Event Parking Rates

During basketball games and other major events with more than 10,000 expected attendees at the arena, parking meters close to the arena will charge a special event rate of $10 per hour. These rates help reduce congestion and keep parking spots available in the neighborhoods near the arena, discouraging circling for free or cheap parking. Start times for special event rates vary based on the start time of the event. More information on special event parking regulations can be found on www.sfmta.com/special-event-parking.

Street Closures

To accommodate events that will take place at the arena, the following street closures will be enforced two hours before and one hour after each event:

  • 16th Street between 3rd Street and Terry Francois Boulevard
  • Warriors Way between 3rd Street and Terry Francois Boulevard
  • Northbound 3rd Street between 16th Street and Warriors Way will also be closed approximately 30 minutes before and 45 minutes after an event.
  • Only local access will be allowed on Northbound Illinois Street between Mariposa and 16th streets.

No Parking Zone

To facilitate loading and pick up for Muni customers and patrons, NO PARKING will be in effect at these locations during events:

  • 16th Street between 3rd Street and Terry Francois Boulevard
  • Warriors Way between 3rd Street and Terry Francois Boulevard
  • Between the 500 and 700 blocks of Terry Francois Boulevard (TFB)

Taxi Stands

There is one taxi stand located on southbound Terry Francois Boulevard.

Ramp Taxis should use the loading zone on eastbound Warriors Way at Bridgeview Way.

Additional Passenger Loading

  • 4th Street which connects to Chase Center via Gene Friend Way pedestrian path which cuts through UCSF campus.
  • Owens Street connects to Chase Center via Gene Friend Way pedestrian path which cuts through UCSF campus. 

For details about transportation to the Chase Center, including Muni service and connections from the Bay Area transit system to Muni, visit SFMTA.com/ChaseCenter.

For additional details and about transportation to ballpark, visit www.sfmta.com/chase-center.

Chinatown Community Street Fair

Saturday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 25: The Chinatown Community Street Fair will be held this weekend. The street fair will take place along Grant Avenue between Clay and Broadway streets from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more event details, visit https://chineseparade.com/community-fair/.

The following street closures will be required for the event from 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23 to 11 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25:

  • Grant Avenue between California Street and Broadway
  • Pacific Avenue between Columbus Avenue and Stockton Street
  • Jackson Street between Stockton and Kearny streets
  • Washington Street between Stockton and Kearny streets
  • Intersections at Grant Avenue: Jackson Street, Washington Street and Pacific Street
  • All alleys in the area bounded by California Street, Stockton Street, Broadway and Kearny Street

There will be heavy traffic in the area. Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time.

The 12 Folsom/Pacific Muni route will be affected.

Chinese New Year Parade

Saturday, Feb. 24: The Chinese New Year Parade will start from 2nd and Market streets at 5:30 p.m. The parade will travel west on Market Street, west on Geary Street, north on Powell Street, east on Post Street and north on Kearny Street to Columbus Avenue. The parade will disperse on Columbus Avenue between Pacific and Washington streets. For event details, visit https://chineseparade.com/.

The SFMTA will provide extra LRV Metro service to support the expected crowds.

Staging of the floats will begin at 10 a.m. in the parking lane of Main Street between Market and Harrison streets. The following street closures will be required:

  • From 2 p.m.:
    • 2nd Street between Market and Mission streets
  • From 3 p.m.:
    • Main Street between Harrison and Market streets
    • Market Street between Main and 3rd streets
    • Main Street between Harrison and Market streets
    • Geary Street between Market and Powell streets
    • Powell Street between Geary and Post streets
    • Post Street between Powell and Kearny streets
    • Kearny Street between Post Street and Columbus Avenue
  • From 5 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m.:
    • Columbus Avenue south of Pacific Avenue
    • Jackson Street between Kearny and Sansome streets
    • Washington Street between Kearny and Sansome streets
    • Clay Street between Kearny and Sansome streets

Beginning at 3 p.m., Mission Street between 5th Street and The Embarcadero will be designated as transit-only street until Market Street re-opens to transit.

Traffic along Market Street will be diverted during the event:

  • Westbound to Howard Street
  • Eastbound to Folsom Street

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected: California Cable Car; Powell-Mason Cable Car; Powell-Hyde Cable Car; F Market & Wharves; 1 California; 2 Sutter; 5 Fulton; 6 Haight/Parnassus; 7 Haight/Noriega; 8 Bayshore; 9 San Bruno; 12 Folsom/Pacific; 14 Mission; 14R Mission Rapid; 15 Bayview Hunter’s Point Express; 30 Stockton; 38 Geary; 38R Geary Rapid and 45 Union/Stockton.

CONSTRUCTION WORK AND OTHER UPDATES

UPDATE: L Taraval Improvement Project—Segment B

The L Taraval Improvement Project is a multi-agency collaboration to improve safety, accessibility, and transit reliability, and to rehabilitate aging rails, utility lines and roadway pavement along the L Taraval line between Sunset Boulevard and 15th Avenue and on Ulloa Street near West Portal.

Work to install new rails, boarding islands, boarding ramps and curb ramps continues. Track installation is approximately 68% complete. The work zone for the track installation on Taraval Street between 19th and 22nd avenues is anticipated to be restricted to one lane of traffic in each direction until Friday, Feb. 23, after which some parking will be released. The last track area activation is anticipated to start on Monday, Feb. 12, between 33rd  Avenue and Sunset Boulevard.

Construction work is taking place at these locations:

  • Taraval Street between 15th and 20th avenues: construct bulb-out, reconstruct sidewalk, curb ramp, boarding platforms
  • Taraval Street between 19th and 22nd avenues: track area, remove and install tracks
  • Taraval Street between 23rd and 31st avenues: construct sidewalks, boarding islands and ADA compliant platforms
  • Taraval Street between 31st and 34th avenues: street base work, (intermittent street closures with one block at a time are expected), sidewalk reconstructions
  • Taraval Street between 34th Avenue and Sunset Boulevard: water, sewer line work and track work
  • Ulloa Street between Forest Side and 15th avenues: track work, sidewalk reconstruction

Nighttime work is scheduled from Sunday through Friday, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Taraval Street between 19th and 35th avenues to upgrade the Overhead Contact System (OCS) that powers the trains. Work on any given block will vary and is expected to take a few hours to a few days per location. OCS work is expected to be completed in June 2024.

The L Bus now runs between West Portal and the SF Zoo. Customers can transfer to a train at West Portal Station to travel downtown. An interactive bus reroute map with temporary bus stop relocations citywide during construction can be found on Interactive Bus Reroute.

During construction, the L Taraval bus stops are being relocated. The inbound bus stop at Taraval Street and 15th Avenue has been relocated across the intersection until fall 2024.

The following L Taraval bus stops are being rerouted temporarily during construction:

  • 48 Quintara (Effective from Monday, Jan. 1 to Friday, March 22, 2024)
    • Inbound
      • From 14th Avenue and Ulloa Street to Madrone Avenue and Ulloa Street, northwest corner
    • Outbound
      • From Ulloa Street and Lenox Way to West Portal Avenue and Ulloa Street, southeast corner
      • From 14th Avenue and Ulloa Street to Taraval Street and 14th Avenue, northeast corner
      • From 14th Avenue and Taraval Street to northeast corner
  • L Taraval Bus / L Special / L Owl (Effective from Monday, Feb. 12 to Friday, March 22, 2024)
    • Inbound
      • From Taraval and 22nd Avenue to Ulloa Street and 22nd Avenue, southwest corner
      • From Taraval Street and 19th Avenue to northeast corner (28 19th Avenue stop)
      • From Taraval Street and 17th Avenue to Santiago Street and 17th Avenue, southwest corner
      • From Taraval and 15th Avenue to northwest corner
    • Outbound
      • From Ulloa Street and Forest Side Avenue to Ulloa Street and Lenox Way, northwest corner
      • From Taraval Street and 15th Avenue to Taraval Street and 17th Avenue, southeast corner
      • From Taraval Street and 19th Avenue to southwest corner (28 Line Stop)
      • From Taraval Street and 23rd Avenue to southeast corner

For additional project details, visitSFMTA.com/LTaravalProject For construction updates visit the Project Update page for construction updates from Monday, Feb. 12 through Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024.

ONGOING

Masks Recommended

Following the latest guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), masks are strongly recommended but no longer required in any SFMTA facilities, transit hubs or on vehicles including Muni buses, streetcars, light rail vehicles or cable cars or in taxis or on paratransit.

ONGOING: Essential Trip Card Discount Program

The SFMTA’s program, Essential Trip Card (ETC) Program, assists people with disabilities and older adults to make essential trips using taxis. The program provides two to three round trips at an 80% discount per month, i.e. rider pays $6 to receive a value of $30 or pays $12 to receive a $60 value. If essential needs require it, riders may receive additional value up to $120 of taxi service per month.

To qualify for the program, customer must be either age 65 or older or an adult with disabilities. Eligible adults may apply for the ETC program by calling the Paratransit Mobility Management office at 415-351-7053. Staff are available weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Visit https://www.sfmta.com/etc for additional details and for a list of San Francisco taxi companies, visit https://www.sfmta.com/taxi/directory.

SFMTA’s Shop-a-Round program which offers registered seniors and people with disabilities personalized assistance and rides to and from grocery stores and farmers markets is available as well. For more information, visit https://www.sfmta.com/shop-round.