Your Weekend Muni Transit Advisory — Happy Birthday, Golden Gate Bridge!

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As you might already know, the “long shutdown” of rail service to the N-Judah will start in about three hours. Muni will provide bus shuttles to service that and other affected routes. The agency is also encouraging walking and cycling over this holiday weekend and the entire span of 10 days that the line will be shut off to LRV service. For more info, click here.

Here are the rest of your Memorial Day weekend transit advisories:

Carnaval Parade

On Sunday the Carnaval Parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. The staging area for the parade will be on Bryant Street between 18th and Cesar Chavez streets. Assembly for the parade will begin at 5 a.m. and the parade will finish by 4 p.m.

The parade will proceed west on 24th Street from Harrison Street, north on Mission Street and east on 17th Street to the dispersal area along 17th Street, South Van Ness Avenue and 15th Street.

Cross traffic along Bryant Street where parade staging is will be allowed until 9 a.m.

Streets will be opened to traffic after the parade passes.

No public parking will be available for this event. Event and parade participants are encouraged to take public transportation.

The following Muni routes will be affected:

· 12 Folsom
· 14 Mission
· 14L Mission Limited
· 27 Bryant
· 33 Stanyan
· 48 Quintara-24th Street
· 49 Van Ness/Mission
· 67 Bernal Heights

Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Celebration and Fireworks

On Sunday the Golden Gate Bridge 75th anniversary celebration will take place. Celebration activities will start at 11 a.m. in the area from Fort Point to Pier 39. Fireworks showcasing the bridge, bay and surrounding parks will begin at 9:30 p.m. and can only be seen between the Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Mason. Please visit Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary website for more details.

The Golden Gate Bridge will be closed from approximately 9 p.m. until after the firework show ends.

Supplemental Bus Service
SFMTA will provide supplemental bus service on the following bus routes to the event area from 1 p.m. until after the event:

· 22 Fillmore
· 28L 19th Avenue Limited
· 30 Stockton
· 43 Masonic (6 to 8 p.m. only)

Special Bus Service
The 47L Van Ness Limited special bus service will be provided beginning at 1 p.m. between Civic Center and the Marina. This bus route will only serve the following stops:

· Civic Center BART/Muni Station, Grove and Larkin streets
· Van Ness Avenue and Geary Street
· Van Ness Avenue and Sacramento Street
· Fillmore Street and Bay Street

Regular Muni fares will apply.

The 47L buses will provide pre-event service from the Civic Center BART/Muni station (Grove and Larkin streets) until 8:30 p.m.; post-event service from Fillmore and Bay streets back to the Civic Center BART/Muni station will be available from approximately 9:50 p.m. until midnight.

Passengers who wish to board at Civic Center station should take the Grove Street exit from the Civic Center BART/Muni station. SFMTA staff will be on site to assist customers.

The last bus will depart Fillmore and Bay streets stop at midnight.

Event participants are encouraged to walk, bike and take public transportation to the event. Delays are expected due to heavy pedestrian activity and traffic congestion throughout the celebration and after the firework show.

Muni Diaries reader Susan points us to more info for the bridge celebration.

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