SFMTA Transit and Traffic Advisory for Thursday, June 1 through Wednesday, June 7, 2023
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this week, from Thursday, June 1 through Wednesday, June 7, 2023.
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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.
San Francisco Unified School District High School Commencements at Kezar Stadium
Tuesday, May 30 through Thursday, June 1: San Francisco Unified School District will host high school graduation commencements at Kezar Stadium.
Motorists traveling to and from the ceremonies should expect heavy traffic around the event area, try to limit any driving on Frederick Street between Stanyan Street and Lincoln Way.
San Francisco Giants Baseball Game
Friday, June 2 to Sunday, June 4: The San Francisco Giants will play three home games at the ballpark. Listed below are start times for these games and SF Giants to play:
- Three games against the Baltimore Orioles: 1) 7:15 p.m., Friday, June 2; 2) 7:05 p.m., Saturday, June 3; and 3) 1:05 p.m., Sunday, June 4.
For more event details, visit www.mlb.com/giants.
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.
- 2nd Street, west side, between Brannan and King Streets
- 2nd Street, east side, between Townsend and King Streets
- 3rd Street, east 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 $9 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.
Event at Chase Center
Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3: There will be two shows performed by ILLENIUM at Chase Center:
- The first show will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 2 with doors open at 7 p.m.
- The second show will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 with doors open at 7 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 $9 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.
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)
- 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.
Art Walk Balboa Village
Saturday, June 3: This family friendly community event will take place in the outer Richmond district, from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 3. It is a free event organized by Art Walk SF to celebrates art, music, food and small businesses.
To facilitate this event, the following street closures will be required from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, June 3:
- Balboa Street between 35th and 39th avenues
- 37th Avenue between Anza and Balboa streets
The 18 46th Avenue and 31 Balboa Muni routes will be impacted during street closures.
Sikh Parade and Festival
Sunday, June 4: The Sikh Parade will take place along Market Street and the festival will be held in Civic Center Plaza.
Starting at 10 a.m., the parade units will gather along 2nd Street between Market and Howard streets. Cross traffic will be allowed on Mission Street during staging. At noon, the parade will move west along Market Street to McAllister Street, south on Larkin Street and enter the Civic Center Plaza from the Larkin Street side where the parade will disband and the festival will begin.
There will be a street closure of Grove Street between Polk and Larkin streets from 1 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, June 4 for the festival. Westbound Market Street will be closed for the parade. San Francisco Police Officers will be present to control traffic. When the parade units pass, SFPD officers will re-open streets. Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time.
The following Muni lines and routes will be affected: F Market & Wharves; 2 Sutter; 5 Fulton; 6 Haight/Parnassus; 7 Haight/Noriega; 8 Bayshore; 9 San Bruno; 15 Bayview Hunter’s Point Express; 19 Polk; 21 Hayes; 27 Bryant; 30 Stockton; 31 Balboa; 38 Geary; 38R Geary Rapid and 45 Union/Stockton.
Sunday, June 4: The 102nd annual Italian Club Statuto Race will begin at 9 a.m. in North Beach. This race consists of an eight-mile run and a two-mile walk starting from Washington Square Park to North Point to Herb Caen Way along the waterfront to Bryant Street and return to Washington Square. For more event details, visit https://www.statutorace.com/.
The following street closures will be required from 7 a.m. to noon:
- Stockton Street between Union and Filbert streets
- North Point Street between Stockton Street and The Embarcadero
The 39 Coit Muni route will be affected.
Sunday Streets – Tenderloin
Sunday, June 4: The second “Sunday Streets” event of the year will be a smaller block party in the Tenderloin, in place of the normal larger street closure. Activities will take place from noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday Streets is an open streets event put on as a joint project between the SFMTA and Livable City to promote active lifestyle and bicycle and pedestrian activities. Streets will be closed to traffic and turned over for bike and pedestrian activities for these events. The event is free to all participants. For event details visit www.sundaystreetssf/tenderloin.
The following street closures will be required from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Golden Gate Avenue between Polk and Jones streets
*Local access will be allowed along the route
Traffic will be controlled by Parking Control officers and San Francisco police officers.
There will be no impact on Muni service.
SFMTA’s Mobile Sales Vans at Sunday Streets Event
On Sunday, June 4, during Sunday Streets, SFMTA Staff assigned to work on Mobile Sales Vans will provide the following services:
- Discount fare and parking fine program applications
- Lifeline applications
- Payment/Community Service Plan applications
- Free Muni for People with Disabilities/Seniors) applications
Customers can return completed applications for these services to staff who work on the Mobile Sales Van.
The Mobile Sales Van will also accept payment for or purchases of the following items:
- Parking/Transit Citation Payments (customers must present a ticket or letter listing the citation number)
- Monthly Lifeline stickers (for the month of June 2023)
- Pre-loaded Clipper Cards ($11 value for $10)
- $5 Day Passes (valid on all Muni vehicles, except Cable Car)
Customers can pay with cash, credit/debit card or commuter check.
Festa Coloniale Italiana
Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4: The annual Festa Coloniale Italiana will take place in the North Beach area along Stockton Street between Union and Filbert streets from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more event details, visit www.sfiacfoundation.com.
Stockton Street between Union and Filbert streets will be closed from 4 a.m., Saturday, June 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 4.
The 39-Coit Muni route will be affected.
Union Street Festival
Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4: The Union Street Festival 2023 will take place on Union Street between Octavia and Fillmore streets. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., each day. For more details, visit www.unionstreetsf.com.
The following street closures will be required from 4 a.m., Saturday to midnight, Sunday:
- Union Street between Octavia and Fillmore streets
- Octavia Street between Green and Filbert streets
- Laguna Street between Green and Filbert streets
- Buchanan Street between Green and Filbert streets
- Webster Street between Green and Filbert streets
- Intersections: Union Street at Octavia, Laguna, Buchanan and Webster streets
Fillmore Street will remain open for through traffic, it may be congested due to crowds. Local access for residents will be allowed on the impacted streets except for Union Street.
The 45 Union/Stockton Muni route will be affected.
Kung Fu Day 2023
Saturday, June 3: “Kung Fu Day in Chinatown” is a new community event that promotes Chinatown’s small businesses, deep history, and live culture by attracting new visitors to our festive community; welcome old visitors who have not been to Chinatown for a long time. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more event details visit Tiger Claw Foundation.
A street closure of Grant Avenue between Jackson Street and Broadway will be required from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 3.
There will be no impact on Muni service. Additional vehicular and pedestrian traffic should be expected around the event area.
CONSTRUCTION WORK AND OTHER UPDATES
UPDATE: 16th Street Improvement Project
As part of the Muni Forward Program and to improve reliability, speed and increase overall system effectiveness for the key 22 Fillmore route, the 16th Street Improvement Project is part of a larger network of proposed or planned improvements to the Muni system.
There is no active construction scheduled for this weekend.
For more project details and the latest construction updates, visit www.sfmta.com/16thStreet.
UPDATE: L Taraval Improvement Project—Segment B
The L Taraval Improvement project continues construction along Segment B replacing and repairing the infrastructure along the L Taraval line between Sunset Boulevard and 15th Avenue, and on Ulloa Street near West Portal.
The project is a comprehensive infrastructure rehabilitation of sewer and water lines and streetscape project. The project will address safety concerns for customers boarding Muni, address the much-needed rehabilitation of aging sewer and water lines while bringing streetscape improvements to the Taraval corridor for added vibrancy.
Work continues on water lines, as well as on the overhead contact system (OCS) that powers the trains. OCS work has transitioned to underground conduit work to support power to the trains and the new and existing streetlights. Curb ramp work has started with demolition and grading areas in preparation for construction of the new boarding ramps and to upgrade existing boarding ramps. Track work is expected to begin over the next few weeks.
The rail tracks west of the intersection of Ulloa and Madrone streets have been taken offline to facilitate the reconstruction of the water and sewer mains as well as replace the tracks and overhead lines. The upgraded sewer and water lines, permanent boarding islands and increased accessibility will make riding safer and more reliable.
The L Bus now runs between West Portal and the SF Zoo. Customer can transfer to a train at West Portal Station to travel downtown.
The inbound stop at Taraval Street and 15th Avenue has been relocated across the intersection until fall 2024.
The relocation will be until the end of construction after the new tracks are laid and the L Taraval rail service is reactivated.
Rail work has begun to demolish and replace rails on Taraval Street between 28th and 31st avenues. Buses will be rerouted around this area until Monday, July 31.
Construction is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Extreme weather conditions may impact the construction schedule.
Work is scheduled for Saturday, June 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 17th, 24th, 25th avenues on Taraval Street; and 15th Avenue and Ulloa Street
For additional project details, visit SFMTA.com/LTaraval Project. For project updates of work from Monday, May 22 through Saturday, June 3, visit Project Update.
UPDATE: Muni’s Service Network
For details on Muni’s current routes and service, visit individual route webpages or the Muni Routes and Stops webpage.
Effective June 10, to address crowding, wait times and to support increased summer tourism, there will be an increase in frequency on the following routes:
- 28 19th Avenue – Runs every nine minutes during weekdays and weekends. Runs every 10 minutes during peak morning hours and during midday.
- 38R Geary Rapid – Runs every six minutes all day on weekdays.
- 44 O’Shaughnessy – Runs every 10 minutes all day on weekdays.
The 1X California Express will start service earlier, at 7:30 a.m.
The 30 Stockton’s service will extend later, with the last trip from Sports Basement departing at 8:30 p.m.
For more details on upcoming Muni service change, visit June 10 Service Changes on our blog.
Until further notice, Muni buses will continue to serve the L Taraval Metro line between San Francisco Zoo and West Portal Station. Transfer to Muni Metro for service downtown. Additionally, Special L Taraval bus shuttle service is now running between San Francisco Zoo and Embarcadero, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., every 50 minutes.
ONGOING: Northeast Van Ness Station Entrance Closure
Since Saturday, April 1, due to installation of the roll-up gate, the entrance located at the northeast corner of Market Street and Van Ness Avenue (next to the construction site) is closed for approximately three months.
To access Van Ness Station, customers can use the other three entrances on Market Street and Van Ness Avenue located at the:
- Southeast corner
- Southwest corner
- Northwest corner
For more information, visit SFMTA.com/VNentranceClosure.
ONGOING: 19th Avenue (CA Route 1) Combined City Project
San Francisco Public Works is leading a multi-agency project to replace aging infrastructure and improve safety along 19th Avenue between Holloway Avenue and Lincoln Way.
Construction work for the first and second segment of this project along 19th Avenue between Lincoln Way and Taraval streets was completed. Construction work for bulbouts in the third and fourth segment along 19th Avenue between Taraval Street and Holloway Avenue is ongoing.
As part of the 19th Avenue Combined City Project, the SFMTA will implement transit priority and safety improvements for people walking along 19th Avenue. The improvements will make it safer to walk, remove stops to make transit service more reliable, and enhance customers’ experiences—on and off the bus.
To improve safety along 19th Avenue, the SFMTA will: 1) install pedestrian bulbs at 19 intersections and transit bulbs at 13 intersections; 2) modify traffic and pedestrian signals to give people who walk more time to cross the street; and 3) extend the bus zone at one intersection. Installing transit bulbs allow Muni vehicles to stop for passengers without having to pull out of traffic, and pedestrian bulbs increase the visibility at intersections of people who walk.
As part of the project, seven Muni stops were removed on 19th Avenue between Irving Street and Ocean Avenue last October. The following Muni routes have been affected with the stop removal:
- 28 19th Avenue
- 91 3rd Street/19th Avenue Owl
To find additional information about the transit reliability and pedestrian safety components, visit sfmta.com/28Rapid. For overall project information, visit sfpublicworks.org/19th-Avenue.
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.
ONGOING: Shared Spaces Program
The city’s multi-agency Shared Spaces program opened some parts of streets in San Francisco to create public space for outdoor dining, retail, cultural activities and physical distancing. The program allows the use of sidewalks, parking space, full or partial streets, or other nearby public spaces like parks and plazas for a wide range of activities responding to the COVID pandemic, as allowed by San Francisco’s Public Health Order.
For details about the new legislated program requirements, permit fees and training opportunities, visit Shared Space/San Francisco(sf.gov).
For details, locations and updates on street closures related to Shared Spaces, visit SFMTA.com/SharedSpaces.