09/16/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/16/2021 16:10
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this weekend, from Friday, Sept. 17through Monday, Sept. 20,2021.
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.
UPDATE: Resuming of Enforcement of Peak Hour Tow-Away Zones
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SFMTA's towing programs were temporarily suspended in March 2020. As the city has reopened and traffic has returned, beginning on Monday, Sept. 20, the SFMTA will resume enforcement of peak hour commuter tow-away zones. For additional information visit SFMTA.com/COVID19.
San Francisco Giants Baseball GameFriday, Sept. 17 through Sunday, Sept. 19: The San Francisco Giants will play three home games against the Atlanta Braves at the ballpark. Listed below are start times for these games: 1) 6:45 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17; 2) 6:05 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18; and 3) 1:05 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19.
To accommodate events that will take place at the ballpark, the following street closures will be enforced:
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 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.
San Francisco Gaelic Athletic Association EventSaturday, Sept. 18:The San Francisco Gaelic Athletic Association event will take place at San Francisco Gaelic Fields on Treasure Island.
A street closure of Avenue 'H' between 11th and 13th streets will be required from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday.
The 25 Treasure Island Muni route will be affected.
Richmond District Autumn Moon FestivalSaturday, Sept. 18:The Richmond District Autumn Moon Festival will take place on Clement Street between 6th and 9th avenues, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
The following street closures will be required from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday:
There will be no impact on Muni Service.
San Francisco MarathonSunday, Sept. 19:The annual San Francisco Marathon will begin from The Embarcadero and Mission Street at 5:30 a.m., with staggered starts continuing until 6:30 a.m. The route for the full marathon looped north along The Embarcadero, through Fisherman's Wharf and the Marina into the Presidio, crossed Golden Gate Bridge, then returns to the Presidio and continues into the Richmond District, running south on 26th and 27th avenues. The race continues through Golden Gate Park, and then through the Haight, crossing Market Street at Guerrero Street, and then runs through the Mission District primarily on 16th Street to Mission Bay, then heads up Terry Francois to return to The Embarcadero and the finish line. There are six additional races that are staged on portions of the route for the full marathon. Approximately 10,000 runners are expected. For more event details, visit https://www.thesfmarathon.com/.
This will be a large citywide running event. Traffic in the area will be affected as soon as the race begins. The following are travel options to cross the marathon route:
Travelers should expect transit and travel delays due to street closures during the race and crowds of racers and spectators both before and after the race. The race will begin at 5:30 a.m. and conclude in the early afternoon.
Various additional street closures will be required between 5 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. throughout the race route including in the Presidio and Golden Gate Park. Additional detail of race day traffic advisory with suggested detours can be found at http://www.thesfmarathon.com/race-weekend/traffic-advisory/.
During the street closures, the following Muni lines and routes will be affected: F Market; K Ingleside (AM Bus); K/T Ingleside/Third Street; N Judah; N Judah (AM Bus); T Third Street (AM Bus); 1 California; 5 Fulton; 7 Haight/Noriega; 8 Bayshore; 9 San Bruno; 12 Folsom/Pacific; 14 Mission; 14R Mission Rapid; 19 Polk; 22 Fillmore; 24 Divisadero; 27 Bryant; 28 19th Avenue; 29 Sunset; 31 Balboa; 33 Ashbury/18th; 37 Corbett; 38 Geary; 38R Geary Rapid; 39 Coit; 43 Masonic; 44 O'Shaughnessy; 48 Quintara/24th Street; 49 Van Ness/Mission; 55 Dogpatch.29 Sunset: There will be NO service to Baker Beach until 10 a.m.Taxi Service: Between 12:01 a.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday, there will be temporary taxi stands for the event at the following locations:
Leather WalkSunday, Sept. 19: The historic march through SoMa will take place on Sunday.
This year the Leather Walk will begin at City Hall at 11 a.m. and proceed down Polk Street to Market Street, then down to 11th Street to Folsom Street, then to various locations within the Leather Cultural District, ending up at Eagle Plaza at 12th and Harrrison streets.
There will be a street closure of 12th Street between Bernice and Harrison streets from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday.
There will be no impact on Muni service.
Tuesday, Sept. 14, through Sunday, Sept. 26: A street closure of Howard Street between 3rd and 4th streets is required for the Dreamforce Convention beginning at 6 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14 and continuing through 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 26.Tuesday, Sept. 21, through Thursday, Sept. 23: Salesforce will be holding its yearly Dreamforce Convention with a select few attendees at the Moscone Centerin San Francisco, while the rest of the world will be joining virtually.Conference hours will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. Attendance will be drastically reduced from past years with no pedestrian crowds anticipated. For more information, visit https://www.salesforce.com/dreamforce/.
Significant traffic congestion is anticipated around Moscone Center between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily for the duration of the closure, particularly to the east of 4th Street. Travelers are encouraged to take public transportation or use alternate routes.
Howard Street traffic will be detoured via southbound 2nd Street to Harrison Street, or via New Montgomery Street to Hawthorne Street to either Folsom or Harrison streets.
There will be a signed bicycle detour for people on bikes on Howard Street to turn north at 2nd Street to Market Street. People on bikes who wish to stay on Howard Street will have the option to dismount at Howard and 3rd streets and walk their bicycle through the event along the north sidewalk.
Signage will be placed in advance of the street closures and detour routes.
SFMTA Parking Control Officers and San Francisco Police Officers will be deployed at key intersections throughout the closures.
The following Muni routes will be affected: 8 Bayshore; 8AX Bayshore A Express; 8BX Bayshore B Express; 12 Folsom; 14 Mission; 14R Mission Rapid; 30 Stockton and 45 Union/Stockton.
Nearby taxi stands at the following location
CONSTRUCTION WORK AND OTHER UPDATES
UPDATE: Van Ness Improvement ProjectOn Friday, Sept. 17, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 7 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 18, crews are scheduled to work on traffic improvements, remaining overhead power installations, traffic signal wiring and hardware installations, light pole setting, and related work at the following locations:
Change to SFMTA's Customer Service Center
The SFMTA's Customer Service Center (CSC) has been providing service including: 1) Sales of Residential Parking Permit; 2) Community Service Enrollment; 3) Payment Plan Enrollment; and 4) Lifeline Program Enrollment. Sales ofLifeline monthly passes will be available. For more information on the Lifeline program and sales locations, visit www.SFMTA.com/Lifeline For more information on the Customer Service Center, visit www.SFMTA.com/CustomerServiceCenter.Since Saturday, Sept. 4,business hours for the following transit kiosks have been changed:
The following SFMTA services are available at all locations:
The following Clipper service is available at services kiosks at Powell and Market streets and at Presidio Avenue:
The following services are available at Presidio Service Kiosk (located at the corner of Geary Boulevard and Presidio Avenue):
The last day of lifeline monthly passes sales at 170 Otis Street will be Wednesday, Sept. 15, the SFMTA service kiosk at 170 Otis Street will be permanently closed for business effective Thursday, Sept. 16.
Sales of Lifeline PassesEffective the month of Oct. 2021, sales of monthly lifeline pass run by Human Service Agency (HSA) will reopen:
ONGOING: Muni's COVID-19 Core Service Network
Some Muni routes have been modified as a result of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and the city's former health order. On Saturday, Aug. 14, the SFMTA implemented another round of COVID-19 Core Service changes, with 18 routes being restored, expanded or modified. Services hours were also extended on select bus routes, visit the Service Changes webpage for details. Muni's transit system is expected to normalize in 2022. 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: 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: 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:
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.