SFMTA Weekend Transit and Traffic Advisory for Weekend of Saturday, May 28, 2022
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this holiday weekend, from Thursday, May 26, through next Monday, May 30, 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.
Muni Service on Memorial Day Holiday
On Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day Holiday), Muni will operate on a Sunday service schedule.
Parking Enforcement on Memorial Day Holiday, Monday, May 30
Parking meters (all meters including color capped), white zones, nightly street sweeping (street cleaning) and safety violations (no stopping, no parking, red and blue zones) will be enforced.
Other SFMTA parking programs will not be enforced:
- Residential Parking Permits (RPP) Zones
- General Parking Time Limits
- Weekday Daytime Street Sweeping (Street Cleaning)
- Commuter Shuttle Towaway Zones
- Unmetered Yellow and Green Zones
Vehicles creating a hazard and/or an unsafe condition (i.e. double parking, blocking a bike lane, blocking driveways, blocking crosswalks, fire hydrants, etc.) are subject to receiving citations and can possibly be towed.
Note: Parking meters in the city are enforced Monday through Saturday with exception of the following areas where parking meters are enforced seven days per week throughout the year except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day:
- Parking meters in the Fisherman’s Wharf area
- On and near The Embarcadero roadway
- In the Special Event Area around AT&T Park
- Five metered off-street parking facilities listed below:
- 8th Avenue at Clement Street
- 9th Avenue at Clement Street
- Geary Boulevard at 21st Avenue
- 18th Avenue at Geary Boulevard
- Pierce Street Garage (between Lombard and Chestnut streets)
Basketball Games at Chase Center
Thursday, May 26 and Monday, May 30: The Warriors’ playoff games against the Dallas Mavericks may take place:
- Thursday, May 26: Game 5 (if needed) will begin at 6 p.m. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.
- Monday, May 30: Game 7 (if needed) will begin at 5 p.m. Doors will open at 3:30 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 State University Commencement at Ballpark
Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27: San Francisco State University’s 2022 Commencement will be held at the ballpark on Thursday and Friday. Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. The ceremony will begin at around 6:30 p.m. and conclude with fireworks at around 9:30 p.m.
Motorists are advised to avoid the increased congestion in downtown San Francisco and to avoid using the Bay Bridge two hours before and after the ceremony. Use of public transit, taxi, bicycles or walking is recommended.
Heavy traffic is expected in and around the ballpark. Those who choose to drive should allow extra travel time.
A street closure of Terry Francois between 3rd and South streets will be required from 3 to10 p.m.
For additional details and about transportation to ballpark, including connections from Bay Area transit system to Muni, visit www.sfmta.com/oracle-park.
Carnaval Festival and Parade
Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29: A free two–day festival will take place in the Mission District along Harrison Street between 16th and 24th streets. Event hours will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. For more event details, visit https://carnavalsanfrancisco.org.
The following street closures will be in place from 4 p.m., Friday, May 27 to 2 a.m., Monday, May 30:
- Harrison Street between 16th and 24th streets
- Alabama Street (west side only) between 16th and 24th streets
- 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st streets between Folsom and Alabama streets
- 22nd, 23rd streets between Treat and Alabama streets
- Mariposa Street between Harrison and Alabama streets
- Treat Avenue between 16th and 21st streets
- Mistral Street between Treat Avenue and Harrison Street
The following intersections will be closed: 17th, Mariposa, 18th, 19th, Mistral, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd streets at Harrison Street; 17th, 18th, 19th, and Mistral streets at Treat Avenue
On Sunday, May 29, The Carnaval Grand Parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. The staging area for the parade will be on Bryant Street between 17th and Cesar Chavez streets and on 24th Street between Harrison and York streets. Assembly for the parade will begin at 5 a.m. and the parade will finish approximately at 4 p.m.
The parade will proceed west on 24th Street from Harrison Street, north on Mission Street and east on 15th Street to the dispersal area along Harrison and Alameda streets between 16th and Division streets. 16th Street will remain open to traffic, however, motorists may experience significant delay and should allow extra travel time.
Cross traffic along Bryant Street, where parade staging will take place, will be allowed until 9 a.m.
The City will open streets to traffic as the end of the parade passes each intersection of the route.
No public parking will be available for this event. Event and parade participants are encouraged to take public transportation. There will be temporary bus stops for Mission Street Muni buses along Valencia Street at 16th, 18th, 20th, 22nd, and 24th streets.
The following Muni routes will be affected: 12 Folsom/Pacific; 14 Mission; 14R Mission Rapid; 22 Fillmore; 27 Bryant; 33 Ashbury/18th; 48 Quintara-24th Street; 49 Van Ness/Mission; 55 Dogpatch and 67 Bernal Heights
San Francisco Unified School District High School Commencements at Kezar Stadium
Tuesday, May 31 through Thursday, June 2: 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.
CONSTRUCTION WORK AND OTHER UPDATES
NEW: 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
UPDATE: Central Subway 4th & King Construction Work
All day Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30, LRV service will be adjusted due to Central Subway construction work at 4th and King. Bus shuttles will provide T Third Bus service between Embarcadero Station and Sunnydale. N Judah and K Ingleside Eastbound will have their last stop at Embarcadero Station. Regular KT Ingleside/Third and N Judah LRV service will resume on Tuesday, June 1. For details, please visit SFMTA.com/CentralSubway.
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.
UPDATE: SFMTA’s Revenue Service at Mobile Sales Vans
The Revenue Collection and Sales Group will deploy Mobile Sales Vans during the monthly LifeLine sales period at some locations in the city. This program will help customers to save a trip traveling downtown or to Civic Center to purchase monthly Lifeline stickers. The Mobile Sales Van will be at the Alemany Farmers Market on Saturday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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 March 2022)
- Pre-loaded Clipper Cards ($11 value for $10)
- Parking Meter Cards ($25/$50)
- $5 Day Passes (valid on all Muni vehicles, except Cable Car)
Customers can pay with cash, credit/debit card or commuter check.
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: 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.