12/01/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/01/2021 17:55
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this weekend, from Friday, Dec. 3through next Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021.
For details of Muni re-routes, visit SFMTA.com/Updates. This website will be updated when it is closer to the event date.
Federal Law Requires Face Masks on MuniTo help stop the spread of COVID-19, federal law requires wearing a maskin Muni stations and while riding transit. Violations can result in denial of boarding or removal from Muni and may carry federal penalties. Face coverings like scarves and bandanas do not meet this requirement. Under guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, taxi drivers are required to wear a face covering while transporting passengers. For more information, please visit sfmta.com/COVID.
Basketball Games at Chase CenterFriday, Dec. 3through next Wednesday, Dec. 8:There will be four basketball games at the Chase Center. Listed below are times of each game with time when doors will open.
Supplemental Muni Service
Muni will operate supplemental 78X Arena Express service:
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:
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:
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.
CONSTRUCTION WORK AND OTHER UPDATES
NEW: N Judah Shuttle Bus Service for Sewer WorkOn Saturday, Dec. 4 and Sunday, Dec. 5, due to emergency work underneath the trackway on Judah Street at 24th Avenue, the N Judah train will only operate between Judah Street at 19th Avenue and Caltrain at 4th and King streets during service hours on Saturday and Sunday. During this time, shuttle buses will provide service between Judah Street at 9th Avenue and La Playa Street (Ocean Beach).
N Judah stops between 9th and 19th avenues will be served by both trains and buses. Shuttle buses will come every 12 minutes during the day and every 15 minutes at night. Buses will pick up and drop off customers at the regular N Judah stops. Normal train service will resume at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 7.
UPDATE: Van Ness Improvement ProjectThere is no active construction scheduled for this weekend. Current lane changes will remain in place. For more project details and the latest construction updates, visitSFMTA.com/VanNess.
ONGOING: Muni's COVID-19 Core Service NetworkSince Monday, Nov. 1, the SFMTA has temporarily eliminated short line service on these routes: 1 California short, 30 Stockton short, 14R Mission Rapid short (weekdays only) and 49 Van Ness short (weekends only) to address vaccine mandate related operator shortages. Long routes of these lines remain in service. These changes are intended to reduce impacts to service system-wide from operator shortages. Longer waits and more crowding on various bus routes is anticipated. Customers should allow more travel time to their destinations.
Some Muni routes have been modified as a result of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the city's emergency order and ongoing resource constraints. Muni Metro's subway hours have been extended to midnight, Monday through Saturday and until 10 p.m. on Sunday, visit the Service Changes webpage for details. For details on Muni's current routes and service, visit individual route webpages or the Muni Core Service Plan. For more information about Muni Metro rail service and Metro bus substitution, visit the Rail Recovery 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 and49 Van Ness.
Until further notice, Muni buses will continue to serve the L Taraval Metro line.
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 wereremoved on 19th Avenue between Irving Street and Ocean Avenue last October. The following Muni routes have been affected with the stop removal:
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.