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SFMTA Weekend Transit and Traffic Advisory

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this weekend, Thursday, August 9 through Sunday, August 12, 2018. 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.

For real-time updates, follow us on www.twitter.com/sfmta_muni or visit http://www.sfmta.com/signup to sign up for real-time text messages or email alerts.

For details of Muni re-routes, visit http://www.sfmta.com/news/alerts. 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 Game and Transportation Options

Thursday, August 9 through Sunday, August 12: The San Francisco Giants will play four home games against the Pittsburgh Pirates at AT&T Park. Listed below are start times for these games: 1) 7:15 p.m., Thursday; 2) 7:15 p.m., Friday; 3) 6:05 p.m., Saturday; and 4) 1:05 p.m., Sunday.

For more event details, please visit http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com.

Muni Service to AT&T Park

The following Muni service will be available to and from the event: E Embarcadero; T Third; N Judah; Metro Ballpark Shuttles; 10 Townsend; 30 Stockton; 45 Union and 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.

Options for Buying Muni Tickets

Muni Ticket Sales

  • Muni customers can purchase one-way Muni transfers 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.

Muni Ticket Sales - In Person

Muni customers may purchase their fare in advance, on-board vehicles and at any Muni ticket vending machine.

Use of Clipper® Card

Event participants 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 event. 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 Card on Muni, please visit clippercard.com/muni.

Purchase Muni Fare using MuniMobile

Event participants may 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.

Purchase Single Ride Muni Fare Electronically

Muni customers who purchase fares in advance using a Clipper® Card or use the official SFMTA app, MuniMobile, can save 25 cents per trip. A single ride fare on Muni is good for 90 minutes of travel, whether it be on a single route or a trip with multiple transfers across buses and light rail.

For more details visit https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/transit/fares-passes/single-rides-transfers.

Other Transportation to AT&T Park

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, seven spaces
  • West side of 2nd street between King and Townsend streets, two spaces
  • West side of 2nd street between Townsend and Brannan streets, five spaces
  • West side of 3rd street between King and Townsend streets, five spaces

Transbay Service

Event participants 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 visit www.511.org.

Special Event Parking Rates

During baseball games and other events at AT&T Park, parking meters close to the ballpark will charge a special event rate of $7 per hour. These rates help make more parking spots available in South Beach and Mission Bay and help reduce congestion by discouraging circling for free or cheap parking near the ballpark.

For more information and a map of the special event rate area, please visit https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/drive-park/demand-responsive-pricing/event-pricing-evening-metering.

Sunday Parking

On Sunday, August 12, parking meters in the Special Event Zone near AT&T Park will be enforced.

Garage Parking

If public transit is not a preferred option to attend the event, participants may consider parking in the city’s garages at Moscone Center Garage located at 255 3rd Street or at Fifth & Mission Parking Garage located at 833 Mission Street. Both garages are about 15-20 minute walk from AT&T Park. Parking at these garages will be available in the afternoon and evening on most days. Rates listed are per hour:

Moscone Center Garage*

  • Noon to 3 p.m.:                      $5.50
  • 3 to 6 p.m.:                             $2.00
  • 6 p.m. to Closing:                   $1.00

*Garage closes at 9 p.m., Sunday; at 12 a.m., Monday through Thursday; and at 2:30 a.m., Friday and Saturday. For more details, visit Moscone Center Garage.

Fifth & Mission Parking Garage**

  • 6 a.m. to Noon:                      $3.00
  • Noon to 6 p.m.:                      $4.00
  • 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.:                    $3.00

**Garage is open 24/7. For more details, visit Fifth & Mission / Yerba Buena Garage.

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.

For more event details, please visit http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com.

Outside Lands

Friday, August 10 through Sunday, August 12: Outside Lands will be held in Golden Gate Park from noon to 10 p.m., each day. Attendance of over 200,000 participants is expected over the course of the weekend.

For more event details, please visit http://www.sfoutsidelands.com/.

The following Muni lines and routes will be impacted: N Judah; NX N Express; 5 Fulton; 5R Fulton Rapid; 7 Haight/Noriega; 7R Haight/Noriega Rapid; 7X Noriega Express; 18 46th Avenue; 28 19th Avenue; 28R 19th Avenue Rapid; 29 Sunset; and 44 O’Shaughnessy.

Due to increased ridership for the event, concert patrons should allow extra travel time on the N Judah Line and all bus routes serving Golden Gate Park. Traffic in the area will also be heavy.

Taxi

Temporary taxi stands for the event will be in place at the following locations from 9 a.m., Friday to 2 a.m., Monday:

  • Southside of Fulton Street between 28th and 29th avenues
  • Southside of Fulton Street between 24th and 25th avenues

Bicycle

Monitored bicycle parking will be provided.

Muni Service to and from Outside Lands

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from approximately 2 until 11:30 p.m., Muni will provide supplemental service on the following lines and routes:

Pre-concert Service

  • N Judah (after 3 p.m.)
  • 5R Fulton Rapid (until 9:30 p.m.)

Concert patrons are encouraged to allow plenty of travel time. Gates will open at 11 a.m. before the first concert each day.

Post-concert Service

After the final concert, from approximately 9:30 until 11:30 p.m., the 5X Fulton Express bus service will operate one-way express eastbound departing from Fulton/36th Avenue and Fulton/30th Avenue and travelling express (non-stop) to Hyde and Grove streets near Civic Center BART Station.

There will also be supplemental service, from approximately 3 until 11 p.m., on N Judah trains from La Playa to Caltrain Station.

Boarding Locations

5X Fulton Express: Fulton Street at 30th Avenue and Fulton Street at 36th Avenue

N Judah: Judah Street at Sunset Boulevard or any N Judah stop on Judah Street

The last bus will depart from Fulton Street at 11:30 p.m.  SFMTA staff will be on site to assist customers.

Options for Buying Muni Tickets for This Event

Muni Ticket Sales - In Person

Muni customers may purchase their fare in advance, on-board vehicles and at any Muni ticket vending machine.

Use of Clipper Card

Concert goers are encouraged to use Clipper® Card to get to Golden Gate Park. Customers using Bay Area public transportation systems are strongly encouraged to purchase their fares in advance or use Clipper® Card to attend the event. 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.

Purchase Muni Fare using MuniMobile

Concert goers may 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.

Purchase Single Ride Muni Fare Electronically

Muni customers who purchase fares in advance using a Clipper® Card or use the official SFMTA app, MuniMobile, can save 25 cents per trip. A single ride fare on Muni is good for 90 minutes of travel, whether it be on a single route or a trip with multiple transfers across buses and light rail.

For more details visit https://www.sfoutsidelands.com/travel-and-accommodations/.

Outside Lands Shuttle Service

The private Outside Lands shuttle service will run between 11 a.m. and midnight each day from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium to the event venue. Regional shuttles will also depart from various locations in the Bay Area. For pricing information and additional information, please visit https://outsidelands.frontgatetickets.com/event/4vbq9p4ifwvz19s8.

BART

For regional BART connections and schedules, please visit: http://www.bart.gov/schedules/byline.

Pistahan Parade and Festival

Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12: The 25th annual Pistahan Festival will take place at Yerba Buena Gardens from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., each day.

For more event details, please visit http://www.pistahan.net/.

Saturday: A parade in conjunction with the Pistahan Arts Festival will begin at Grove and Larkin streets in Civic Center with an opening ceremony at 11 a.m.

The parade will start after the ceremony and continue to Fulton and Hyde streets, proceed south on Hyde Street, then east on Market Street, south to 4th Street and into Yerba Buena Gardens, where the Pistahan Festival will be held on both Saturday and Sunday.

Cross traffic will be allowed between parade units on an intermittent basis.

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected: F Market & Wharves; 5 Fulton; 6 Haight/Parnassus; 7 Haight/Noriega; 8 Bayshore; 9 San Bruno; 12 Folsom/Pacific; 19 Polk; 21 Hayes; 27 Bryant; 30 Stockton; 31 Balboa; and 45 Union/Stockton.

Muni Service at Salesforce Transit Center

Starting Sunday, August 12, 2018, the 25 Treasure Island Muni route will serve the new Salesforce Transit Center, San Francisco’s new regional transit hub:

  • The Transit Center will be the ONLY stop for the 25 Treasure Island in downtown San Francisco.
  • During the day, the 25 Treasure Island route will pick-up and drop-off customers on the Bus Deck on Level 3.
  • Between midnight and 6 a.m., the 25 Treasure Island route will use the Bus Plaza on Ground Level.

The main entrance for the Transit Center is on Fremont Street between Howard and Mission streets. The temporary Transbay Terminal will be closed.

For more information about the Transit Center, visit SFMTA.com/TransitCenter.

Inner Sunset Sundays

Sunday, August 12: The Inner Sunset Sundays will take place on Irving Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For event details, please visit https://isflea.com/.

Irving Street between 9th and 10th avenues will be closed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the event day.

There will be no impact on Muni service.

 

CONSTRUCTION WORK AND OTHER UPDATES

UPDATE:  Van Ness Improvement Project

The Van Ness Improvement Project is a civic improvement project that will bring San Francisco’s first Bus Rapid Transit system. To maximize the benefits of construction, the City will also be replacing major utilities including water, sewer and emergency firefighting water systems. Work will also be done to repave Van Ness Avenue, enhance streetlights and landscaping, and install new sidewalk lighting and rain gardens.

Traffic lanes on Van Ness Avenue have been shifted to create two construction zones for upcoming utility work. Because some of this work requires reducing Van Ness Avenue to one lane in each direction, some work is limited to nighttime hours.

Friday, August 10, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.:

  • From Washington to Bush streets: Crews are scheduled to pothole to confirm underground utilities for upcoming sewer work.
  • From Post to Geary streets: Crews are scheduled to pothole for upcoming work.
  • On Turk Street: Crews are scheduled to work on updating the emergency firefighting water system. Disruptive noise is expected.
  • On McAllister Street: Crews are scheduled to perform water work.
  • From McAllister to Market streets: Crews are scheduled to work on the overhead contact system.

Sunday, August 12, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.:

  • From Jackson to Sutter streets: Crews are scheduled to prepare the area for upcoming sewer work.

Neighbors are advised to anticipate construction-related noise as crews work diligently to complete necessary night work.

For more project details and the latest construction updates, please visit sfmta.com/vanness.

ONGOING: Twin Peaks Tunnel Improvements Project

Since Monday, June 25, the Twin Peaks Tunnel is closed for approximately two months. With 100 years of service under its belt, the Twin Peaks Tunnel is in need of extensive interior work to continue to operate safety and reliably for years to come.

The vital part of our transit system connects Castro Station to West Portal Station and serves 80,000 K Ingleside, L Taraval and M Ocean View customers every day.

The tunnel's infrastructure, including the tracks, walls and drainage systems, must be maintained in a timely manner to keep up with the demands of the Muni system. Twin Peaks Tunnel is currently under a speed restriction, which slows down trains as they travel through. Replacing the tracks will lift the tunnel’s speed restriction and keep trains running reliably through the system. Seismic reinforcements will better protect the tunnel’s overall structure and stability.

Construction started on Monday, June 25 with a continuous closure of the tunnel for approximately two months. Work is taking place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. During the closure, Forest Hill and West Portal stations are closed. The K Ingleside travels on a shortened route and the bus service runs for the L Taraval and M Ocean View lines. Nx bus service has been temporarily suspended during the closure, there is additional train service on N Judah line.

Below are details of transit changes:

  • The Twin Peaks Tunnel, West Portal Station and Forest Hill Station are closed.
  • K trains run a shortened route between Sloat/St. Francis and Balboa Park. Once K Ingleside trains reach Balboa Park, they continue downtown as J Church trains.
  • L buses run instead of trains between the SF Zoo and Church Station.
  • M buses run instead of trains between Balboa Park and Church Station.
  • L and M Buses stop at both Castro and Church stations where customers can transfer to and from Muni Metro underground.
  • M and K customers going downtown are encouraged to transfer to BART at Balboa Park. Free BART tickets to Embarcadero will be available Monday through Friday, from 6 to 10 a.m.
  • Forest Hill Shuttle connects Forest Hill to West Portal.
  • For Forest Hill Station, use L bus or Forest Hill Shuttle only.
  • For West Portal Station, use M bus or Forest Hill Shuttle only.

Additional information of project:

For more information, visit sfmta.com/twinpeaks.

ONGOING: UCSF Mission Bay Arena Platform Project

In anticipation of the new Golden State Warriors’ Chase Center and growth in the Mission Bay, the SFMTA is constructing a new center platform along 3rd Street between South and 16th streets. This new, larger platform will service both the inbound and outbound trains and greatly expand transit capacity in preparation for large crowds.

Construction work is ongoing, with decommission of the Muni platform planned for as early as November and a new platform anticipated to be completed and in service in early summer of 2019. Bus substitutions will serve the T-Third line during parts of construction.

For project updates and to sign up for email updates, visit:
https://www.sfmta.com/projects/ucsf-mission-bay-arena-platform-upgrade.

ONGOING: Central Subway Project

Construction of the 4th and Brannan streets surface station platform is ongoing. Until further notice, traffic reroutes will remain in effect.

Sewer replacement work continues Monday through Friday, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. at 4th and Howard streets. Two through lanes are in place southbound on 4th Street. Westbound traffic on Howard Street may be impacted. Utility work on Folsom Street between 4th and 5th streets may occur between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., reducing Folsom Street to two lanes on this block.

One lane on the south side of Ellis Street is open at all times for eastbound traffic. The parking garage between Ellis and O’Farrell is accessible on the north side of Ellis Street. Street restoration work is continuing on the north side of the intersection of Ellis and Stockton streets.

Washington Street between Stockton Street and Trenton Alley is under a long-term temporary closure to vehicular traffic as station construction continues. Pedestrian access to Washington Street between Stockton Street and Trenton Alley remains open. The pedestrian walkway scaffolding along the west side of Stockton Street south of Washington Street may be disassembled in the coming weeks. Pedestrian access through this area will be temporarily rerouted.

The Central Subway project is the first underground line to link the north and south corridors of the city, and will provide a direct connection to major retail, sporting and cultural venues while efficiently transporting people to jobs, educational opportunities and other amenities throughout San Francisco.

For project updates, please visit: https://www.sfmta.com/projects-planning/projects/central-subway-project.

ONGOING: Construction of Mission Bay Loop

The SFMTA has resumed construction on 18th, 19th and Illinois streets, the project is expected to be completed in late 2018.

The Mission Bay Loop is a key component for San Francisco’s T Third rail line and is critical to operating the T Third Central Subway service plan. The loop provides turn-around capabilities for the T Third Street light rail line via a connection of trackway from 3rd Street to 18th, Illinois and 19th streets, which will allow the SFMTA to operate the necessary service levels needed to support current and planned growth within the eastern portion of San Francisco.

Traffic, including travelling by bike, may be affected by the construction work. All work areas will be clearly marked and there will be flaggers to help direct traffic.

In order to conduct the work, parking on both sides including along the historical Crane Cove Park fence (east side of Illinois Street) will be removed 24 hours, 7 days a week from 18th to 19th and Illinois streets for the duration of the project.

Traffic lanes traveling both north and south will remain open and there will be flaggers posted to help direct traffic. The northbound bike lane will be converted to a shared roadway. Expect minor delays when traveling around and through the construction area.

Local access to properties along the project site will be maintained. Sewer work is scheduled to be completed by summer 2018.

For project details or to sign up to receive project updates, please visit:

https://www.sfmta.com/missionbayloop.

 

Upcoming Events

Noise Pop 20th Street Block Party

Saturday, August 18: The 6th annual Noise Pop 20th Street Block Party will take place along both 19th and 20th street between Bryant and Harrison streets. The event hours will be from noon to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit: http://www.20thstreetblockparty.com/.

More details to follow.

Polk Streets Blues Festival

Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19: The eighth annual Polk Streets Blues Festival will take place on Polk Street between California and Post streets. The event hours will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., each day.

For more information, visit: http://www.sresproductions.com/events/bay-area-blues-festival/.

More details to follow.

Sunday Streets: SoMa

Sunday, August 19: The seventh Sunday Streets event, the first new Sunday Streets route in five years, will take place in SoMa on Folsom Street between Essex and 10th streets. The route will open the roadway to people walking, bicycling and other recreational activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For further event details, visit: http://www.sundaystreetssf.com/sunday-streets-2018/soma081918/.

More details to follow.

Concert at AT&T Park

Tuesday, August 21:  Ed Sheeran will be performing at AT&T Park.  The concert will start at 7 p.m.  Attendance is expected to be 35,000.

More details to follow.

Bridge to Bridge Run

Sunday, August 26: The 5K and 12K Bridge to Bridge Run will begin at 8 a.m. from Justin Herman Plaza.

For event details, please visit http://www.bridgetobridge.com/.

More details to follow.

San Francisco Giants Baseball Games

Monday, August 24 through Wednesday, August 29: The San Francisco Giants will play six home games at AT&T Park. Listed below teams and start times for these games:

Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26: Three home games against the Texas Rangers: 1) 7:15 p.m., Friday, August 24; 2) 1:05 p.m., Saturday, August 25; and 3) 1:05 p.m., Sunday, August 26.

Monday, August 27 through Wednesday, August 29: Three home games against the Arizona Diamondbacks: 1) 7:15 p.m., Monday, August 27; 2) 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, August 28; and 3) 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, August 29.

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

For more event details, visit http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com.

More details of transportation options to follow.

 

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