SFMTA Weekend Transit and Traffic Advisory for Weekend of Saturday, May 21, 2022 (Revised)
Updated with street closure to Sunday Streets – Bayview
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this weekend, from Wednesday, May 18, through next Wednesday, May 25, 2022.
For details of Muni re-routes, visit SFMTA.com/Updates. This website will be updated when it is closer to the event date.
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.
Basketball Games at Chase Center
Wednesday, May 18 and Friday, May 20: The Warriors’ playoff games against the Dallas Mavericks will take place:
- Wednesday, May 18: Game 1 will begin at 6 p.m. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.
- Friday, May 20: Game 2 will begin at 6 p.m. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.
Supplemental Muni Service
Muni will operate supplemental 78X Arena Express service:
- Pre-event express shuttle service from 16th Street BART Station to 16th and 3rd streets 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 16th and 3rd streets 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 $8 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
- Terry Francois Boulevard (TFB) between Warriors Way and the east and west side of the 700 block south of 16th Street
- Terry Francois Boulevard (TFB), east side of the 500 block south of Mission Bay Boulevard South
- There is one taxi stand located on southbound Terry Francois Boulevard.
- Ramp Taxis should use the loading zone on eastbound Warriors Way (formerly South Street) at Bridgeview Way.
Additional Passenger Loading
- There is passenger loading on 4th Street which may be accessed by walking west on Gene Friend Way pedestrian path.
- There is also passenger loading on Owens Street by continuing west on Gene Friend Way pedestrian path.
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.
San Francisco Giants Baseball Game
Friday, May 20 through next Wednesday, May 25: The San Francisco Giants will play six home games at the ballpark. Listed below are teams to play and start times for these games:
- Three games against the San Diego Padres: 1) 7:15 p.m., Friday, May 20; 2) 1:05 p.m., Saturday, May 21; and 3) 1:05 p.m., Sunday, May 22.
- Three games against the New York Mets: 1) 6:45 p.m., Monday, May 23; 2) 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, May 24; and 3) 12:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 25.
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 Oracle Park, parking meters close to the ballpark will charge a special event rate of $8 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.
Sunday Streets – Bayview
Sunday, May 22: The second Sunday Streets event for 2022 will be held in the Bayview neighborhood. The route is changed significantly from past years. The bulk of the event will be on Lane and Keith streets, east of 3rd Street, with a limited closure on northbound 3rd Street. The route will open the roadway to people walking, bicycling and other recreational activities from 11 a.m. to 4 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.com/bayview.
The following street closures will be required from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday:
- Revere Avenue between Keith and Lane streets
- Oakdale Avenue between 3rd and Lane streets
- Armstrong Avenue between Keith and 3rd streets
- Keith Street between Wallace and Carroll avenues
- Lane Street between Underwood and Van Dyke avenues
- Lane Street between 3rd Street and Armstrong Avenue
- Yosemite Avenue between 3rd and Mendell streets
The following street closure will be required from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday:
- 3rd Street (northbound travel lanes only) between Carroll and Yosemite avenues
The following street closures will be required from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday:
- Underwood Avenue between 3rd and Keith streets
- Lane Street between Underwood and Oakdale avenues
- Keith Street between Underwood and Wallace avenues
Cross traffic will be allowed on:
- Palou Avenue at Lane Street
- Van Dyke Avenue at Keith Street
- Yosemite Avenue at Keith Street
The 54 Felton Muni route will be rerouted.
Harvey Milk Day 2022
Sunday, May 22: A block party for a tribute to Harvey Milk and a celebration of life and legacy of the “Mayor of Castro Street” will take place from noon to 5 p.m. in Jane Warner Plaza at Castro and 17th Street.
There will be no street closure for the event. The F Market & Wharves Muni line will be impacted.
CONSTRUCTION WORK AND OTHER UPDATES
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.
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 S Shuttle train will turn around at West Portal. The L Bus will continue to provide service between Embarcadero and the SF Zoo.
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.
ONGOING: Muni’s COVID-19 Core Service Network
Some Muni routes have been modified as a result of ongoing resource constraints from the COVID-19 pandemic. For details on Muni’s current routes and service, visit individual route webpages or the Muni Core Service Plan. For the latest service change information, visit the Service Changes webpage.
Current Muni Service:
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.
Routes in Service: F Market & Wharves (Fisherman’s Wharf and Castro & Market streets); J Church (Balboa Park to Embarcadero); KT Ingleside-Third; M Ocean View; N Judah (Ocean Beach to 4th and King streets); L Taraval Bus (all buses) (SF Zoo to Embarcadero); 1 California; 5 Fulton; 5R Fulton Rapid; 7 Noriega; 8 Bayshore (rerouted to Stockton); 8AX Bayshore A Express; 8BX Bayshore B Express; 9 San Bruno, 9R San Bruno Rapid (weekday only); 12 Folsom/Pacific (Financial District to Rincon Hill), 14 Mission; 14R Mission Rapid; 15 Bayview-Hunters Point Express; 18 46th Avenue; 19 Polk; 22 Fillmore; 23 Monterey (modified route); 24 Divisadero; 25 Treasure Island; 27 Bryant (modified route); 28 19th Avenue; 29 Sunset; 30 Stockton; 31 Balboa; 33 Ashbury-18th Street; 35 Eureka; 36 Teresita; 37 Corbett (Twin Peaks and Van Ness & Market Street); 38 Geary; 38R Geary Rapid; 39 Coit; 43 Masonic (Geary Boulevard to Crocker Amazon); 44 O’Shaughnessy; 45 Union-Stockton; 48 Quintara/24th Street (modified route); 49 Van Ness/Mission (extended from North Point to Powell and Beach); 52 Excelsior (modified route); 54 Felton (Daly City BART to Hunters Point); 55 Dogpatch; 56 Rutland (extended to provide connection to Burton High School); 57 Parkmerced (modified route); 58 Lake Merced (NEW); 66 Quintara (modified route) and 67 Bernal Heights.
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: Muni Track Repairs & Maintenance
Now through Friday, May 20: The SFMTA crews are performing track repair work on Church and 24th streets. Work hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The work includes track repairs and concrete excavation. Businesses and residents adjacent to the project area will experience construction noise, drilling and dust during work hours.
To facilitate the repair work, below are the traffic and parking impacts in the area:
- There will be traffic detours in the intersection. One traffic lane in each direction on 24th street between Chattanooga and Vicksburg streets will be closed.
- Left turns onto Church Street from westbound traffic on 24th Street will not be allowed. Traffic control, signage and flaggers are in place. Local access and delivery trucks will be accommodated.
- A few street parking spaces will be inaccessible at the following locations:
- 24th and Chattanooga streets
- Church and Jersey streets
- Church Street between Elizabeth and 23rd streets.
Muni service of the J Church line and the 48 Quintara/24th Street route are not affected.
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 is the 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
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.
Broadway Tunnel Roof Repair Work
Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30, 2022: Crews from San Francisco Public Works will be closing the southern (eastbound) bore of the Broadway tunnel over Memorial Day weekend to perform roof construction.
The southern tunnel will be closed starting at 11:59 p.m., Friday May 27. The southern tunnel closure will continue until 11 p.m., Monday May 30. During closure:
- Northern bore of tunnel will be converted to two-way operation
- Eastbound traffic will be detoured to the northern bore
- Signs and message boards will be placed along alternate routes which will bypass the tunnel onto other city streets. These routes are as follows:
- Eastbound Broadway to Northbound Van Ness Avenue to Eastbound Bay Street to Southbound Columbus Avenue to Broadway
- Northbound Van Ness Avenue to Eastbound Bush Street to Northbound Kearny Street to Broadway
- Northbound Van Ness Avenue to Eastbound Bay Street to southbound Columbus Avenue to Broadway
- Northbound Embarcadero to Westbound Bay Street to Van Ness Avenue
- Westbound Broadway to Northbound Columbus Avenue to Westbound Bay Street to Southbound Van Ness Avenue to Broadway