SFMTA Transit and Traffic Advisory for Thursday, July 11, through Wednesday, July 17, 2024

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this week from Thursday, July 11 through Wednesday, July 17, 2024.

For real-time updates, follow us on https://twitter.com/sfmta_muni or visit SFMTA.com/EmailText to sign up for real-time text messages or email alerts. For details of Muni re-routes, visit SFMTA.com/Updates. This website will be updated when it is closer to the event date. For additional notifications and agency updates, subscribe to our blog, Moving SF for daily or weekly updates.

San Francisco Giants Baseball Games

Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14: The San Francisco Giants will play four home games at the ballpark. Listed below are start times for these games:

  • One game against the Toronto Blue Jays: 1) 12:45 p.m., Thursday, July 11.
  • Three games against the Minnesota Twins: 1) 7:15 p.m., Friday, July 12; 2) 4:15 p.m., Saturday, July 13; and 3) 1:05 p.m., Sunday, July 14.

Street Closures

To accommodate events that will take place at the ballpark, the following street closures will be enforced:

  • Two and a half hours before the opening pitch, the SFMTA will close eastbound King Street between 3rd and 2nd streets to vehicle traffic. King Street will reopen after first pitch until the seventh inning.
  • From the seventh inning until post-game traffic dies down, the SFMTA will again close eastbound King Street between 3rd and 2nd streets to vehicle traffic in order to reduce congestion on city streets.
  • Additionally, the northbound portion of the 4th Street Bridge (Peter R. Maloney Bridge) will be closed to all traffic except Muni, taxis and bicycles during the post-game period.

Taxi Stands

  • 2nd Street, west side, between Brannan and King Streets
  • 2nd Street, east side, between Townsend and King Streets
  • 3rd Street, west side, north of King Street

Special Event Parking Rates

During baseball games and other major events with more than 10,000 expected attendees at the ballpark, parking meters close to the ballpark 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 ballpark, 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.

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

Bhangra and Beats Night Market

Friday, July 12: A dance party and social event will take place in the vicinity of Battery and Clay streets from 5 to 10 p.m. For more details, visit bhangraandbeats.com.

The following street closures will be required from noon, Friday, July 12 to 2 a.m., Saturday, July 13:

  • Clay Street between Sansome and Front streets
  • Battery Street between Washington and Sacramento streets
  • Merchant Street between Sansome and Battery streets
  • Intersections at Battery Street: Clay and Merchant streets

This event will take place again on the following Fridays: Sept. 13 and Nov. 15, 2024.

The following Muni routes will be rerouted: 1 California (inbound only) and 12 Folsom-Pacific (outbound only).

Chinatown Night Market

Friday, July 12: The monthly night market will take place in Chinatown. This is an event that takes place on the second Friday of each month, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

The following street closures will be required from 3 to 10 p.m., Friday:

  • Grant Avenue between California and Pacific streets
  • Commercial Street between Kearny Street and Grant Avenue
  • Intersection: Grant Avenue and Commercial Street

All other intersections will remain open.

There will be no impact on Muni service.

Larkin Street Roadway Shared Space

Saturday, July 13: A shared space closure to provide outdoor space for Tenderloin residents and businesses to work the economic recovery for the neighborhood will take place on Larkin Street on Saturday.

To facilitate the closure, Larkin Street between Eddy and O’Farrell streets will be closed from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The 19 Polk Muni route will be rerouted.


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.

The L Taraval Improvement Project is on track to be completed this fall. The most disruptive work to replace sewer, water, rail lines, streetbase and repaving the entire corridor has been completed.

We are completing installation of boarding islands with rails and tiles, and adding landscaping, artwork and safety features such as high-visibility crosswalks.

The Overhead Contact System (OCS) lines have been energized for testing of trains and workers are in the area testing ground conduits and infrastructure to accommodate trains. If you are driving or working in the area, please stay alert around trains and crews during testing.

To ensure the safety of the public, a permit is required for any contractors that are planning to work within 10 feet of the overhead wires. Please reach out to the project team with any questions: LTaravalProject@SFMTA.com or 415.646.2379.

Construction work is being performed at the following locations:

Taraval Street

  • 15th Avenue: Preparation for planting, tree and stump removal
  • 17th, 18th, 19th, 21st, 28th and 30th avenues: Installing art panels
  • 17th, 18th, 19th, 21st, 28th and 30th avenues: Preparing and painting railings, installing thermos crosswalk and crosswalk striping
  • 21st to 22nd; 22nd to 24th; 35th to 36th avenues: Boarding island pavers

Ulloa Street

  • Forest side to 15th avenues: Preparation of planting new trees, removing unhealthy/ unstable trees

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

  • L Taraval Bus / L Special / L Owl (Present to Fall 2024)
  • Inbound
    • From Taraval Street and 15th Avenue to the southeast side of the intersection

For additional project details, visit SFMTA.com/LTaravalProject. For construction updates from Monday, Monday, July 1 through Saturday, July 13, 2024, visit the Project Update page.


Masks Recommended

Masks are no longer required, but are encouraged 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.