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SFMTA Weekend Transit and Traffic Advisory for Weekend of Saturday, October 1, 2022

SFMTA.com/Weekend
Thursday, September 29, 2022

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this weekend, from Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2.

For real-time updates, follow us on https://twitter.com/sfmta_muni or visit SFMTA.com/EmailText to sign up for real-time text messages or email alerts.

For details of Muni re-routes, visit SFMTA.com/Updates. 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.

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.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2: The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass free live music will take place at Hellman Hollow and at Marx and Lindley meadows in Golden Gate Park. The concert will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, each day. An attendance of 150,000 participants is expected each day. For more event details, please visit www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com.

The park streets in the immediate area will be closed. No city street closures will be required.

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected: N Judah; 5 Fulton; 5R Fulton Rapid; 7 Haight/Noriega; 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 Friday at 9 a.m. to Monday at 2 a.m.:

  • Fulton Street (south side) between 35th and 36th avenues
  • Fulton Street (south side) between 28th and 29th avenues

Bicycle

There will be both self and valet bike parking available at various event entrances.

Muni Service to and from Concert

Muni will provide supplemental service for pre- and post-concert from Friday through Sunday.

There will be supplemental service on Muni route 5R Fulton Rapid.

After the final concert, supplemental 5R Fulton Rapid bus service will operate one-way eastbound departing from 30th and 25th avenues making all regular rapid stops until Van Ness Avenue. The last stop will be at Hyde and Grove streets near Civic Center BART Station.

Boarding Locations for 5R Fulton Rapid: Fulton Street at 25th and 30th avenues

SFMTA staff will be on site to assist customers.

Options for Buying Muni Tickets

Muni Ticket Sales - In Person

Muni customers may purchase their fare in advance, on-board vehicles and at any Muni ticket vending machine. Transfers are valid for two hours upon purchase.

Use of Clipper® Card

Event participants are encouraged to use Clipper® Card. 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 will 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, 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.

One-Day $5 Muni Pass Available on MuniMobile

Event participants may consider Muni’s $5 pass available only on MuniMobile ®. With the one-day day pass, customers can have unlimited rides on buses, trains and historic streetcars throughout the day until 11:59 p.m. For details, visit https://www.sfmta.com/blog/new-one-day-5-muni-pass-available-munimobile.

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 50 cents per trip. A single ride fare on Muni is good for two hours 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.

Critical Mass 30th Anniversary Ride

Friday, Sept. 30: This Friday marks the 30th Anniversary of the Critical Mass bicycle rides. As in the past, it is expected that the main body of bicycles will depart from the Embarcadero Plaza (formerly Justin Herman Plaza) at around 7:15 p.m. There may be other groups acting separately from this one. Significantly more bicyclists are expected for this anniversary ride than in recent months. Motor vehicle drivers should drive with caution and allow groups of bicycles to operate safely. Additional travel time should be allowed.

San Francisco Giants Baseball Games at the Ballpark

Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2: The San Francisco Giants will play three home games at the ballpark. Listed below are start times for these games:

  • Three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks: 1) 7:15 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30; 2) 1:05 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1; and 3) 1:05 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2.

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.

Sii Agua Si Ohlone Memorial and Dance Event

Saturday, Oct. 1: The “Sii Agua Si” is an event to activate the Native American Heritage site at Dolores Park and remember the waterways on the 18th Street/Mission Creek Corridor (between Church and Dolores Streets) via art and cultural activities. Festival will take place between 3 and 9 p.m. on Saturday. For event details, visit dancemissiontheater.org.

A street closure of 18th Street between Church and Dolores streets will be required from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday.

The 33 Ashbury/18 Street Muni route will be impacted.

Events at Chase Center

Saturday, Oct. 1: Performance by Kevin Hart to take place at the Chase Center. The show will begin at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 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 $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.

Street Closures

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 700 Block of TFB

Taxi Stands

  • 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.

Castro Street Fair

Sunday, Oct. 2: The 48th annual Castro Street Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more details, visit www.castrostreetfair.org.

The following street closures will be required from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.:

  • Market Street between Noe and Eureka streets
  • Castro Street between 16th and 18th streets
  • 17th Street between Hartford and Market streets

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected, including reroutes around the event: F Market; 24 Divisadero; 33 Ashbury/18th Street; 35 Eureka; 37 Corbett; L-OWL; N Bus (early morning shuttle); and T Bus (early morning shuttle).

There will be a temporary taxi stand at the west side of Noe Street, north of 18th Street for pick up and drop off only.

Blessing of the Fishing Fleet

Sunday, Oct. 2: The annual La Madonna de Lume parade and the Blessing of the Fishing Fleet will begin with a procession at 2 p.m. from Saint Peter and Paul’s Church on Washington Square. The procession will proceed to Jefferson Street between Jones and Taylor streets via Columbus Avenue and Leavenworth Street for the blessing celebration at approximately 3 p.m. The parade will consist of about 100 people, two vehicles.

The following street closures will be required:

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.:        Filbert Street between Stockton and Powell streets
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.:     Jefferson Street between Jones to Taylor streets

There will be no impact on Muni service.

CONSTRUCTION WORK AND OTHER UPDATES

UPDATE: SFMTA’s Revenue Service at Mobile Sales Vans

The Revenue Collection and Sales Group will deploy the Mobile Sales Van 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 following location and schedule listed below:

  • Friday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Bayview Mendell Plaza (3rd Street between Oakdale and Palou avenues)

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 October 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.

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: 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 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.

For additional project details, visit SFMTA.com/LTaraval Project. For project updates of work from Monday, Sept. 26 through Saturday, Oct. 8, visit www.sfmta.com/L-Taraval Improvement Project

ONGOING

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: 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: 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: 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.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this weekend, from Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2.

For real-time updates, follow us on https://twitter.com/sfmta_muni or visit SFMTA.com/EmailText to sign up for real-time text messages or email alerts.

For details of Muni re-routes, visit SFMTA.com/Updates. 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.

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.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2: The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass free live music will take place at Hellman Hollow and at Marx and Lindley meadows in Golden Gate Park. The concert will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, each day. An attendance of 150,000 participants is expected each day. For more event details, please visit www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com.

The park streets in the immediate area will be closed. No city street closures will be required.

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected: N Judah; 5 Fulton; 5R Fulton Rapid; 7 Haight/Noriega; 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 Friday at 9 a.m. to Monday at 2 a.m.:

  • Fulton Street (south side) between 35th and 36th avenues
  • Fulton Street (south side) between 28th and 29th avenues

Bicycle

There will be both self and valet bike parking available at various event entrances.

Muni Service to and from Concert

Muni will provide supplemental service for pre- and post-concert from Friday through Sunday.

There will be supplemental service on Muni route 5R Fulton Rapid.

After the final concert, supplemental 5R Fulton Rapid bus service will operate one-way eastbound departing from 30th and 25th avenues making all regular rapid stops until Van Ness Avenue. The last stop will be at Hyde and Grove streets near Civic Center BART Station.

Boarding Locations for 5R Fulton Rapid: Fulton Street at 25th and 30th avenues

SFMTA staff will be on site to assist customers.

Options for Buying Muni Tickets

Muni Ticket Sales - In Person

Muni customers may purchase their fare in advance, on-board vehicles and at any Muni ticket vending machine. Transfers are valid for two hours upon purchase.

Use of Clipper® Card

Event participants are encouraged to use Clipper® Card. 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 will 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, 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.

One-Day $5 Muni Pass Available on MuniMobile

Event participants may consider Muni’s $5 pass available only on MuniMobile ®. With the one-day day pass, customers can have unlimited rides on buses, trains and historic streetcars throughout the day until 11:59 p.m. For details, visit https://www.sfmta.com/blog/new-one-day-5-muni-pass-available-munimobile.

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 50 cents per trip. A single ride fare on Muni is good for two hours 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.

Critical Mass 30th Anniversary Ride

Friday, Sept. 30: This Friday marks the 30th Anniversary of the Critical Mass bicycle rides. As in the past, it is expected that the main body of bicycles will depart from the Embarcadero Plaza (formerly Justin Herman Plaza) at around 7:15 p.m. There may be other groups acting separately from this one. Significantly more bicyclists are expected for this anniversary ride than in recent months. Motor vehicle drivers should drive with caution and allow groups of bicycles to operate safely. Additional travel time should be allowed.

San Francisco Giants Baseball Games at the Ballpark

Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2: The San Francisco Giants will play three home games at the ballpark. Listed below are start times for these games:

  • Three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks: 1) 7:15 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30; 2) 1:05 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1; and 3) 1:05 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2.

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.

Sii Agua Si Ohlone Memorial and Dance Event

Saturday, Oct. 1: The “Sii Agua Si” is an event to activate the Native American Heritage site at Dolores Park and remember the waterways on the 18th Street/Mission Creek Corridor (between Church and Dolores Streets) via art and cultural activities. Festival will take place between 3 and 9 p.m. on Saturday. For event details, visit dancemissiontheater.org.

A street closure of 18th Street between Church and Dolores streets will be required from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday.

The 33 Ashbury/18 Street Muni route will be impacted.

Events at Chase Center

Saturday, Oct. 1: Performance by Kevin Hart to take place at the Chase Center. The show will begin at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 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 $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.

Street Closures

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 700 Block of TFB

Taxi Stands

  • 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.

Castro Street Fair

Sunday, Oct. 2: The 48th annual Castro Street Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more details, visit www.castrostreetfair.org.

The following street closures will be required from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.:

  • Market Street between Noe and Eureka streets
  • Castro Street between 16th and 18th streets
  • 17th Street between Hartford and Market streets

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected, including reroutes around the event: F Market; 24 Divisadero; 33 Ashbury/18th Street; 35 Eureka; 37 Corbett; L-OWL; N Bus (early morning shuttle); and T Bus (early morning shuttle).

There will be a temporary taxi stand at the west side of Noe Street, north of 18th Street for pick up and drop off only.

Blessing of the Fishing Fleet

Sunday, Oct. 2: The annual La Madonna de Lume parade and the Blessing of the Fishing Fleet will begin with a procession at 2 p.m. from Saint Peter and Paul’s Church on Washington Square. The procession will proceed to Jefferson Street between Jones and Taylor streets via Columbus Avenue and Leavenworth Street for the blessing celebration at approximately 3 p.m. The parade will consist of about 100 people, two vehicles.

The following street closures will be required:

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.:        Filbert Street between Stockton and Powell streets
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.:     Jefferson Street between Jones to Taylor streets

There will be no impact on Muni service.

CONSTRUCTION WORK AND OTHER UPDATES

UPDATE: SFMTA’s Revenue Service at Mobile Sales Vans

The Revenue Collection and Sales Group will deploy the Mobile Sales Van 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 following location and schedule listed below:

  • Friday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Bayview Mendell Plaza (3rd Street between Oakdale and Palou avenues)

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 October 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.

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: 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 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.

For additional project details, visit SFMTA.com/LTaraval Project. For project updates of work from Monday, Sept. 26 through Saturday, Oct. 8, visit www.sfmta.com/L-Taraval Improvement Project

ONGOING

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: 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: 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: 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.

 

 

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