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SFMTA Weekend Transit and Traffic Advisory for Weekend of Saturday, August 13, 2022

Thursday, August 11, 2022

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this weekend, from Friday, Aug. 12 through next Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.

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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.

San Francisco Giants Baseball Games

Friday, Aug. 12 through next Thursday, Aug. 18: The San Francisco Giants will play seven home games at the ballpark. Listed below are start times for these games and teams to play:

  • Three games against the Pittsburgh Pirates: 1) 7:15 p.m., Friday, Aug. 12; 2) 6:05 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13; and 3) 1:05 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14.
  • Four games against the Arizona Diamondbacks: 1) 6:45 p.m., Monday, Aug. 15; 2) 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16; 3) 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17; and 4) 12:45 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18.

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, 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 Oracle Park, 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. For more event details, visit www.mlb.com.

Note: *New rate for parking meters close to the ballpark for special events effective July 1, 2022.

Pistahan Parade and Festival

Saturday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 14: The 29th annual Pistahan Festival will take place at Yerba Buena Gardens from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., each day. For more event details, visit www.pistahan.net.

Saturday, Aug. 13: A parade for the Pistahan Arts Festival will begin at Grove and Larkin streets in Civic Center with an opening ceremony at 10 a.m.

The parade will start at 11 a.m. traveling east on Grove Street, 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; 15 Bayview Hunters Point Express; 19 Polk; 21 Hayes; 30 Stockton; 31 Balboa; and 45 Union/Stockton.

Grace Notes Community Music Festival

On Saturday, Aug. 13, there will be a small music festival and community gathering on the site of the historical Black Hawk Jazz Cafe and the playground across Hyde Street, as well as in the street. The Hyde Street Community Music Program at Demonstration Gardens is sponsoring the Grace Notes Music Festival Summer 2022 in partnership with SEIU Local 87, Friends of Turk & Hyde St, Hyde Street Studios, and Faithful Fools.

A closure of Hyde Street between Turk and Eddy streets will be required from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13.

The 19 Polk Muni route will be affected.

This event will be repeated on Saturday, Sept. 17, and Saturday, Oct. 8.


NEW: Fix It! Week (Early closures for Muni Subway Maintenance)

Thursday, Aug. 18 through Saturday, Aug. 27 (Fix It! Week): Early subway closures are planned beginning Thursday, Aug. 18 to Saturday, Aug. 27 to allow for maintenance work. The subway between Embarcadero and West Portal will close early at 9:30 p.m.

During the Fix It! Week, KLM Bus Suttles will run above ground to connect all stops between Third/Mission Rock and Saint Francis Circle. Bus shuttle service will begin at 9:30 p.m. through the normal end of train service at midnight. Owl service will remain unchanged. Trains will start regular morning service each day.

Service during the early shutdowns, 9:30 p.m. to midnight, Thursday, Aug. 18 to Saturday, Aug. 27 (except on Tuesday, Aug. 23, the subway will not close early and will run regular services):

  • KLM Bus Shuttle: Serve all Muni Metro stops and Market Street island stops between Third/Mission Rock and St. Francis Circle
  • K Ingleside and M Ocean View trains will operate between Balboa Park and St. Francis Circle
  • N Judah and J Church trains will operate “interlined” between Balboa Park and Ocean Beach for both directions with a switch at Church/Duboce:
    • J Church train will continue to Ocean Beach as N Judah
    • N Judah train will continue on to Balboa Park as J Church
  • T Third train will operate between Sunnydale and Third/Mission Rock

For service on Market Street, Muni customers can board KLM bus shuttles at bus stops marked with the half-moon sign.

Accessible transfers to trains will be at boarding island at Church/Market and Church/Duboce.

For additional information, please visit SFMTA.com/SubwayMaintenance.

UPDATE: Page Street Neighborway Project (Buchanan Street intersection)

The Page Neighborway Project is constructing sidewalk bulbouts, stormwater raingardens, and a decorative, raised intersection at Page and Buchanan streets to encourage slower traffic and better pedestrian connectivity between Koshland Park and John Muir Elementary School.

From Monday Aug .8 to Saturday Aug. 13 (originally scheduled for last week), the intersection of Page and Buchanan streets will be closed to all vehicular through-traffic, at all times, in order for the San Francisco Public Works' contractor to elevate the roadway and complete other changes prior to the start of the school year. Motorists should seek alternative routes and otherwise follow detour signs around the construction zone. Pedestrian and bicycle access will be maintained at all times through the intersection with minor detours.

After Saturday, Aug. 13, the intersection will be opened back up to vehicular traffic. Further detours may be needed the following week (more limited, during daytime only) in order to complete final paving and construction activities.

The project also includes sidewalk bulbouts and raingardens at the intersection of Laguna and Gough streets which is anticipated to complete in fall 2022.

For more information on the Page Street Neighborway Project, visit www.sfmta.com/pagestreet and https://sfpublicworks.org/Page.

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 rail tracks west of the intersection of Ulloa and Madrone streets have been taken offline to complete construction. Work needs to be performed during construction to facilitate the reconstruction of the water and sewer mains as well as replace the tracks and overhead lines. 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 upgraded sewer and water lines, permanent boarding islands and increased accessibility will make riding safer and more reliable.

The current construction phase is focused on replacing water and sewer lines. Construction is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Night work is planned from Monday, July 25 through Friday, Aug. 26 to disconnect the overhead contact system (OCS). Work hours are from 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next morning.

For additional project details, visit SFMTA.com/LTaraval Project. For project updates of work from Monday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 13, visit www.sfmta.com/L-Taraval Improvement Project.

UPDATE: Van Ness Improvement Project

There is no active construction scheduled for this weekend. For more project details and the latest construction updates, visit SFMTA.com/VanNess.


ONGOING: Muni’s Service Network

Muni continues to expand service and implement the 2022 Muni Service Network plan as resources allow. For details on Muni’s current routes and service, visit individual route webpages or the Service Changes webpage.

Current Muni Service:

For routes in service, visit the Travel & Transit Updates page.

The following Muni routes run from 5 a.m. to midnight daily: 1 California, 5 Fulton, 8 Bayshore, 9 San Bruno, 14 Mission, 22 Fillmore, 24 Divisadero, 25 Treasure Island, 28 19th Avenue, 29 Sunset, 30 Stockton, 38 Geary, 43 Masonic, 44 O’Shaughnessy, 48 Quintara/24th Street and 49 Van Ness.

Metro service runs until midnight daily.

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.

Daily Owl Service: Starts at midnight, except for the L Owl which begins service at 10 p.m.

24-Hours Daily Special Owl Service: L Owl; N Owl; 5 Fulton; 14 Mission; 22 Fillmore; 24 Divisadero; 25 Treasure Island; 38 Geary; 44 O'Shaughnessy; 48 Quintara/24th Street; 90 San Bruno Owl; 91 3rd Street/19th Avenue Owl.

ONGOING: Castro Westbound Platform Elevator Closed for Upgrades

The rehabilitation on the westbound platform elevator at Muni Castro Station has begun and will continue for about six months. During this time, the elevator will be closed for upgrades.

The SFMTA is committed to continuously improving safety and reliability for all Muni customers even during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Castro elevator isthe eighth of 12 being rehabilitated systemwide as part of the Muni Elevator Improvement Project.The project will greatly improve accessibility and convenience, especially for wheelchair users, seniors, and others with disabilities who benefit from elevator access.

For information on alternative Castro elevator service, visit SFMTA.com/Elevator.

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 segment of this project along 19th Avenue between Lincoln Way and Noriega Street has begun.

As part of the 19th Avenue Combined City Project, the SFMTA will implement transit priority and safety improvements for people walking along the route of the 28 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: 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, locations and updates on street closures related to Shared Spaces, visit SFMTA.com/SharedSpaces.

ONGOING: Essential Trip Card Discount Program

The SFMTA’s temporary special program, Essential Trip Card (ETC) Program, will assist people with disabilities and older adults to make essential trips under Muni’s temporary transit changes. 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. Riders may receive additional value up to $120 of taxi service per month per customer upon request.

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 311 and mentioning the program. Staff will be available between 9 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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 pre-existing Shop-a-Round program that offers registered seniors and people with disabilities personalized assistance and rides to and from grocery stores and farmers markets is still available and will continue post public health order. For more information, visit https://www.sfmta.com/shop-round.