SFMTA - San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

06/10/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/10/2021 16:20

SFMTA Weekend Transit and Traffic Advisory for Weekend of Saturday, June 12, 2021

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this weekend, from Friday, June 11through Thursday, June 17, 2021.

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For details of Muni re-routes, visit SFMTA.com/Updates. This website will be updated when it is closer to the event date.

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Federal Law Requires Face Masks on Muni

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, federal law requires wearing a maskin Muni stations, when purchasing a ticket and while waiting for, boarding, riding or exiting transit. Masks are also required on paratransit and in taxis. 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. For more information, please visit sfmta.com/COVID.

San Francisco Giants Baseball Game

Monday, June 14 through Thursday, June 17: The San Francisco Giants will play three home games at the ballpark. Listed below are start times for these games:
  • Four gamesagainst the Arizona Diamondbacks: 1) 6:45 p.m., Monday, June 14; 2) 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, June 15; 3) 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, June 16; and 4) 12:45 p.m., Thursday, June 17.

Street Closures

To accommodate events that will take place at the arena, 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. This change is to accommodate social distancing for fans entering the ballpark. 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 $8 per hour. These rates help make more parking spots available in South Beach and Mission Bay and help reduce congestion by discouraging circling for free or cheap parking near the ballpark.

Parking meters in the Special Event Zone will operate with a $8 per hour Special Event rate during baseball games, and meters near the ballparkwill be enforced in evenings, and on Sunday during games. Start times for the Special Event rate vary based on game start time. 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 http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com.


UPDATE: Van Ness Improvement Project

On Friday, June 11, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 7 a.m., crews are scheduled to work on remaining overhead power installations, traffic signal wiring and hardware installations, light pole setting and related work at the following location:

  • Van Ness between Market and Mission streets

Work that requires reducing Van Ness Avenue to one lane in each direction will be limited to nighttime hours. Construction scheduling is subject to change due to weather delays or unexpected field conditions. For more project details and the latest construction updates, visit www.sfmta.com/van-ness.

UPDATED: 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 and physical distancing. The program allows the use of sidewalks, full or partial streets, or other nearby public spaces like parks and plazas for restaurant pick-up and other neighborhood retail activity, 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: Muni Service During the COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place Order

Some Muni routes have been modified under the current health order. For details of Muni's individual lines/routes, visit each route's webpage or the Muni Core Service Plan.

To learn more information about Muni rail service, visit Rail Recovery webpage. To learn more information about bus substitution for Muni rail lines, visit Muni's Bus Substitution for All Rail Lines.For information about the latest service changes, read our latest service change blog.

Until further notice, Muni buses will continue to serve the L Taraval and M Ocean View Metro lines.

Some Muni routes have been modified under the current health order. For details of Muni's individual lines/routes, visit each route's webpage or the Muni Core Service Plan.

  • Core Routes in Service: F Market & Wharves (Fisherman's Wharf and Castro & Market streets);J Church (Balboa Park to Church & Duboce streets);KT Ingleside-Third;N Judah (Ocean Beach to 4th and King streets); L Taraval Bus(all buses) (SF Zoo to Embarcadero);M Ocean View Bus (Balboa Park to West Portal); 1 California; 5 Fulton; 7 Noriega; 8 Bayshore (rerouted to Stockton); 9 San Bruno, 9R San Bruno Rapid (weekday only); 12 Folsom/Pacific (Financial District to Russian Hill), 14 Mission; 14R Mission Rapid; 15 Bayview-Hunters Point Express; 19 Polk; 22 Fillmore; 24 Divisadero; 25 Treasure Island; 27 Bryant (modified route);28 19th Avenue (Daly City BART to California Street & 6th Avenue); 29 Sunset; 30 Stockton; 33 Ashbury-18th Street;36/52 Special; 37 Corbett (Twin Peaks and Van Ness & Market Street); 38 Geary; 38R Geary Rapid; 43 Masonic (Geary Boulevard to Crocker Amazon); 44 O'Shaughnessy; 45 Union-Stockton; 48 Quintara/24th Street (20th at 3rd streets and West Portal Station); 49 Van Ness/Mission (extended from North Point to Powell and Beach); 54 Felton (Daly City BARTto Hunters Point); 55 Dogpatch;and 67 Bernal Heights.
  • Late-night Owl routes start at 10 p.m.(instead of 1 a.m.)All regular Owl routes are in operation, except 5 Fulton and 48 Quintara/24th Street.
  • The following routes are running 24 hours a day or providing special Owl Service: L Owl; N Owl; 14 Mission; 22 Fillmore; 24 Divisadero; 25 Treasure Island; 38 Geary; 44 O'Shaughnessy; 90 San Bruno Owl; 91 3rd Street/19th Avenue Owl.

ONGOING: L Taraval Improvement Project

As Segment A of the L Taraval Improvement project is approaching the substantial completion, major infrastructure improvements have been completed between San Francisco Zoo and Sunset Boulevard. Ongoing until late this summer, streetscape and landscape work is taking place with minimal public impacts. For project details, visitSFMTA.com/LTaraval Project.

To minimize the inconvenience for the neighbors and drivers, the SFMTA is starting to shrink the footprint of the staging area on Lower Great Highway. Following the opening of the block between Santiago and Taraval streets in May, we are cleaning up and demobilizing the next block between Taraval and Ulloa streets. On Friday, June 11, the northbound lane of Lower Great Highway will be fully open to vehicular traffic.

With the reopening of all Muni Metro subway stations with rail service on the N Judah and KT Ingleside-Third, the L Bus will continue serving the L stops between Embarcadero and the SF Zoo. While the KT trains are running in the subway, customers have an option of transferring between the L Bus and KT train at West Portal Station. As the L bus is not serving Forest Hill Station anymore, customers can transfer to 44 O'Shaughnessy to access that station.

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 on Oct. 17, 2020. The following Muni routes have been affected with the stop removal:

  • 28 19th Avenue
  • 91 3rd Street/19th Avenue Owl
To find additional informationabout the transit reliability and pedestrian safety components, visit sfmta.com/28Rapid. For overall project information, visit sfpublicworks.org/19th-Avenue.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. The discount is limited to a value of $60 taxi service per month per customer.

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.