Your Weekend Traffic Advisory: Summer Muni schedule, Critical Mass, Pride

“There’s so much going on” has never meant more than it does this weekend. Enjoy, y’all!

Summer Muni Schedule
Due to less ridership during the summer breaks for most San Francisco schools, Muni will implement minor frequency adjustments effective Saturday until Monday, August 19. For details of this seasonal change, please see separate press release.

Critical Mass
On Friday at 6 p.m., the Critical Mass bicycle ride will begin at Justin Herman Plaza.

Transgender March
On Friday the annual Transgender March will begin at 6:15 p.m. from Dolores Park. The route will be as follows: north on Dolores Street, east on Market Street, north on Taylor Street and onto Turk Street where there will be a short rally on Turk Street between Taylor and Jones streets.

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected:

· F Market
· J Church
· 5 Fulton
· 6 Parnassus
· 9 San Bruno
· 19 Polk
· 21 Hayes
· 22 Fillmore
· 31 Balboa
· 33 Stanyan
· 47 Van Ness
· 49 Van Ness-Mission
· 71/71L Haight-Noriega

Pink Saturday
On Saturday the Pink Saturday event will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight. The following street closures will be required from 5 p.m., Saturday to 1 a.m., Sunday:

· Market Street between Diamond and Noe streets
· Castro Street between 19th and 16th streets
· 18th Street between Diamond and Noe streets
· Hartford Street between 17th and 19th streets
· 17th Street between Noe and Castro streets
· Collingwood Street between Market and 19th streets

Muni bus shuttles will operate between 30th Street at Church Street and 8th Street at Market Street from 3 p.m. to midnight, stopping at the boarding islands on Market Street.

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected:

      F Market

 

      J Church

 

      L Owl

 

      22 Fillmore

 

      24 Divisadero & 24 Owl

 

      33 Stanyan

 

      35 Eureka

 

    37 Corbett

SF Pride Celebration
On Saturday from noon to 7 p.m., and Sunday, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., the annual SF Pride Celebration will be held in the Civic Center.

Muni Impacts
Due to street closures in the Civic Center during the Pride Parade and Celebration, the following muni routes will be affected until 6 a.m. Monday:

· 5 Fulton (except Friday)
· 19 Polk
· 21 Hayes

Bicycle Parking
On Saturday and Sunday, unmonitored bicycle parking will be available in front of the library on Grove Street between Larkin Street and Hyde Street. On Sunday only, monitored bicycle parking will be located at Hastings Plaza on the northeast corner of Hyde Street and McAllister Street. The San Francisco Bike Coalition will staff Sunday’s bicycle parking.

Taxi Zones
On Saturday and Sunday, taxi zones will be set up on Van Ness Avenue in front of City Hall and on the south side of Turk Street between Polk and Larkin streets.

Muni Ticket Sales
Muni one-way and round-trip tickets (at regular fare) will be sold on both Saturday and Sunday at select locations.

$4 round trip for Adults (ages 18-64)
$1.50 round trip for seniors (ages 65 and older), people with disabilities and youth (ages 5-17)

Locations* Hours

Saturday
Castro Station 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Civic Center Station East /West 3 to 7 p.m.

Sunday
Castro Station 8 a.m. to Noon
Civic Center Station East /West Noon to 6:30 p.m.

*Subject to change based on staff availability and operational needs.

SF Pride Parade
The annual SF Pride Parade will take place on Sunday beginning at 10:30 a.m. from the lower Market Street formation area. The parade will commence at Market and Beale Streets and proceed west on Market Street to Hyde and 8th streets, where it will disband on 8th Street.

At 9:30 a.m. Market Street from The Embarcadero to Van Ness Avenue will be closed for the parade. All intersections will be closed to cross traffic during the parade. As each section of Market Street is cleaned by the Department of Public Works, it will be reopened.

The following streets comprise the formation area and will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. Traffic on the cross streets will be allowed to continue, subject to delays, except when parade units are actually crossing the intersections:

· Beale Street from Market to Howard streets
· Main Street from Market to Howard streets
· Spear Street from Market to Mission streets
· Steuart Street from Market to Folsom streets
· Market Street from Beale to Steuart streets

Mission Street from The Embarcadero to 12th Street will be posted as “Tow Away/No Parking” to provide additional traffic lanes in order to ease congestion and keep transit moving. Both Van Ness Avenue and The Embarcadero will be open for through traffic.

Sutter Street between Market and Sansome streets will be closed for Clear Channel Broadcast site from 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Muni Impacts
Service that normally travels on or crosses Market Street will be affected by the parade. The following lines and routes will be affected:
· F Market
· 2 Clement
· 3 Jackson
· 5 Fulton
· 6 Parnassus
· 8x Bayshore Express
· 9 San Bruno
· 10 Townsend
· 12 Folsom
· 14 & 14L Mission
· 19 Polk
· 21 Hayes
· 27 Bryant
· 30 Stockton
· 31 Balboa
· 38 Geary
· 45 Union/Stockton
· 71 Haight/Noriega
· 76 Marin Headlands
· 108 Treasure Island

Early morning bus service on the following Metro lines will also be affected:
· K Ingleside
· L Taraval
· N Judah
· T Third

REMINDER: Subway Communications Systems Replacement Project
From Monday to Wednesday, beginning at 10 p.m. to the end of service each night, the SFMTA will perform construction of a fiber broadband network system to connect all underground information infrastructure in the subway and equipment rooms of the Muni Metro tunnels. This fiber network will be the internal communication backbone of the Metro system, linking all subway systems including public address, real-time platform displays and the power and facility remote monitoring systems.

During the construction, Muni Metro service will not operate between Church and Embarcadero stations in both directions. Metro bus shuttles will be provided each evening and will use the F Market & Wharves historic streetcar stops for all boardings:
· Eastbound (inbound) customers can get off at Church and Market streets or Church and Duboce, walk to the F Line stop at Market and Church streets and continue to The Embarcadero.
· Westbound (outbound) customers can board a Metro shuttle at Market and Drumm streets and transfer to their intending line at either Church Station (K Ingleside, L Taraval or M Ocean View) or the nearby surface stops (N Judah, J Church).
· Customers traveling to the Caltrain Station at 4th and King streets should use the T Third line for travel between Embarcadero Station and the Caltrain Station.

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