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Super Bowl City downtown detours and street closures ended early, on February 11 when Market Street between Beale Street and The Embarcadero re-opened. Nearly all Muni routes will return to normal through that area at the start of morning service Friday, February 12.
San Francisco activity revolved around two downtown events:
We are working closely with the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee and our regional transit partners to ensure that commuters, visitors and locals can get where they need to go as safely and as easily as possible.
There are plenty of ways to stay up to date on the latest information on getting around during the Super Bowl 50:
An overview of transit changes is below. For more details, see recent posts from our blog, MovingSF:
Commuters, residents and Super Bowl fans who use Muni’s surface routes in the Financial District and South of Market neighborhoods may see temporary re-routes and stop re-locations for Super Bowl City from January 23 to February 12.
The Super Bowl 50 Muni Map shows only the route and stop changes that will be in effect (see our full Muni system map here). Other Muni routes in the area may see delays due to auto traffic detours, the most significant of which is on the southbound Embarcadero. Traffic congestion can be expected to increase on Battery, 1st and other nearby streets.
Here’s a brief summary of the Muni route and stop changes, starting January 23:
Although the Super Bowl festivities take place between January 30 to February 7, streets in the area will be closed to vehicle traffic for longer to allow for staging and disassembly.
During that time, the Embarcadero BART/Muni Station entrance at Market and Spear streets will also be closed because it’s within the security zone. There will be an exception during morning rush hours, approximately 6:45 - 9:45 a.m., when that station entrance/exit will be open. Be sure to check in with BART, Caltrain, AC Transit, SamTrans, SF Bay Ferry, Golden Gate Transit and our other regional transit partners for their Super Bowl service changes.
An overview of paratransit and accessibility at the Super Bowl 50 events is below. For more details, see the post on our blog, MovingSF:
People with disabilities will have front-of-the-line priority at security checks to enter the Super Bowl City zone. However, to get to the elevator at Embarcadero Station near Drumm Street from the Ferry Building, you will need to pass through a security checkpoint or take a circuitous route around the perimeter.
Locations for Accessible parking spaces (blue zones), Accessible passenger loading zones, and Paratransit / taxi zones can be found on theSuper Bowl 50 Pedestrian Map and Bike Detours.
Paratransit loading zones will be at these locations:
Paratransit for Visitors
ADA-certified visitors can use SF Paratransit van services for up to 21 days. For more information, please visit our Paratransit page or call SF Paratransit at 415.351.7050 in advance of your visit.
ADA Eligible visitors can request next-day paratransit service reservations from the SF Access service provider (415.285.6945), but must contact SF Paratransit (415.351.7050) by the next business day to register for visitor services.
Accessible Airport Transportation
BART provides accessible train service to downtown San Francisco from SF International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK). BART’s website has more information on getting to airports and the Super Bowl 50 events.
SF Paratransit does not serve any Bay Area airports, but the following services do:
Overview of taxi service is below. For more details, see recent posts from our blog MovingSF:
There will be three temporary taxi stands serving customers traveling to and from the Super Bowl events. Stands will have signs posted indicating, “No Parking Taxis Only."
Look for these temporary stands at:
Download the Flywheel Taxi app to get access to approximately 80% of the San Francisco taxi fleet. Create an account in advance to become familiar with the service and how to use it during the events.
An overview of bike route changes is below. For more details, see recent posts from our blog, MovingSF:
During the Super Bowl City festivities in front of the Ferry Building from January 30 to February 7, event restrictions will be in place on sections of Market Street and The Embarcadero that will have an impact on those walking and bicycling.
The suggested bicycle detour route between The Embarcadero and Market Street is on 2nd street via Howard or Folsom Street. Note that 1st and Battery streets are expected to be congested with auto traffic detoured off of southbound Embarcadero.
Due to the anticipated crowds, bicyclists should plan to walk bikes on the east sidewalk in front of the Ferry Building.
Valet bicycle parking will be provided for Super Bowl City. Check the Super Bowl Host Committee Super Bowl City Overview for location details.
Bike Share Stations at Super Bowl City
Two Bay Area Bike Share stations (Harry Bridges Plaza [Ferry Building] and Steuart at Market) will be moved temporarily because they fall within the footprint of the Super Bowl City and will therefore be difficult to access during the event:
An overview of auto detours and street closurs is below. For more details, see recent posts from our blog, MovingSF:
Driving into the city during this time won't be easy and is not advised. If possible, please avoid driving near the area of the Super Bowl events.
Four main streets closures will be in place for Super Bowl activities:
Security measures for Super Bowl City will limit access to the event streets. There will be four security checkpoints: one on Market Street (just east of Beale/Davis) and three along The Embarcadero (at Washington, Harry Bridges Plaza and Don Chee Way). See to the Super Bowl 50 Auto Bike Map for details.
At Super Bowl City in front of the Ferry Building, the following streets will be closed to motor vehicles and bicycle traffic:
Curb space (i.e. parking) will be limited to make room for transit, emergency vehicles and event loading. For parking alternatives outside the Super Bowl City zone, check out our city parking page.
At Moscone Center, vehicle traffic will be prohibited on Howard Street from 3rd to 4th Street, as well as some lanes between 4th and 5th Streets.
The map shows the detour routes where car traffic will be guided around the event zones. Once again, we encourage everyone to avoid driving on these routes unless necessary. If you need to drive north or south through the eastern part of the city, we recommend using Hyde Street, Gough Street, or Van Ness Avenue if possible.
Southbound Embarcadero: Drivers will be directed to use Battery and First Streets to cross Market Street. Drivers who continue south on The Embarcadero will be forced to turn right at Washington Street to Battery. The northbound lanes of The Embarcadero will remain open.
Drivers traveling eastbound on Market and Mission Streets will be forced to turn south on First Street, then to Folsom Street to continue east.
Howard Street at Third Street: Drivers traveling westbound on Howard will be directed to turn left at Second Street, then right on westbound Harrison Street. Drivers traveling southbound on New Montgomery will be directed to use Hawthorne to westbound Harrison.
This detour will be the same route used during other Moscone Center events like Oracle OpenWorld and Dreamforce last fall.
*Except as to buses, taxis, authorized emergency vehicles, and commercial vehicles and credentialed vehicles for local access.