Your Weekend Transit Advisory: Outside Lands, Giants games, America’s Cup, Pistahan Parade

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Outside Lands Festival

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the Outside Lands Music Festival will be held in Golden Gate Park from noon to 10 p.m. An attendance of 60,000 participants is expected each day. Please visit www.sfoutsidelands.com for more details.

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected:

· N Judah
· 5 Fulton
· 28 19th Avenue
· 29 Sunset
· 44 O’Shaughnessy
· 71 Haight-Noriega

Due to increased ridership for this event as well as others around the city, concert patrons should allow extra travel time on the N Judah and all bus lines serving Golden Gate Park. Traffic in the area will also be heavy.

To help shorten delays, Muni customers may purchase their fare in advance. SFMTA staff will sell Muni fares from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day at the following locations:

· Powell Muni/BART Station
· Civic Center Muni/BART Station

Muni Service
Pre-concert
Concert patrons are encouraged to allow plenty of travel time. Gates will open at 11 a.m. before the first concert each day.

As of last year, the SFMTA will supplement service on the 5 Fulton with the 5L Fulton Limited special bus service for before and after concert from McAllister Street between Charles J. Brenham Place (7th Street north of Market) and Jones Street (near the Civic Center Muni/BART Station) to Fulton Street at 25th Avenue.

Pre-concert: Friday
The 5L Fulton Limited special bus service will be in place from approximately 2 p.m. until approximately 6 p.m. The service operates from McAllister and Jones streets to Fulton Street and 25th Avenue making local from Jones Street to Van Ness Avenue, and then limited stops at Fillmore Street, Divisadero Street, Masonic Avenue, Parker and Schrader streets, Arguello Boulevard, Park Presidio Boulevard and 25th Avenue.

Post-concert: Friday Night
After the final concert, the 5L Fulton Limited special bus service will operate one-way eastbound departing from either 30th and 25th avenues and make limited stops at Arguello Boulevard, Schrader Street, Masonic Avenue, Divisadero Street, Fillmore Street, Van Ness Avenue Polk Street and McAllister and Jones streets.

On Friday night only, Nx Judah Express bus service will also operate from approximately 6 p.m. until the end of the concert eastbound only.

Boarding locations:

5L Fulton Limited – Fulton Street at 30th Avenue and Fulton Street at 25th Avenue

Nx Judah Express – Eastbound service only from Judah Street and La Playa Street to Bush and Montgomery streets. Local stops until 19th Avenue, then express service to downtown

Pre-concert: Saturday and Sunday
The 5L Fulton Limited special bus service will be in place westbound from approximately 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. It will operate along the same route as Friday.

Post-concert: Saturday and Sunday
After the final concert, the 5L Fulton Limited special bus service will operate eastbound from approximately 8 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. It will return customers to McAllister and Jones streets along the same route as Friday night.

Additional light rail service will operate on the N Line from approximately 10 a.m. until 11:30 p.m.

Boarding locations:

5L Fulton Limited – Fulton Street at 30th Avenue and Fulton Street at 25th Avenue

· N Judah – Judah Street at Sunset Boulevard or any N-Judah stop on Judah Street. N Owl bus service will be available all night after N Judah streetcar service ends.

The last bus will depart from these locations at 11:30 p.m. SFMTA staff will be on site to direct customers.

For details, please visit the www.sfmta.com/outsidelands.

Baseball Game Traffic Reroutes
Beginning Friday and through the weekend, the San Francisco Giants will play three home games against the Baltimore Orioles at AT&T Park:

· 7:15 p.m., Friday
· 1:05 p.m., Saturday
· 1:05, Sunday

The SFMTA advises motorists of the increased congestion in San Francisco and advises commuters to use transit and avoid using the Bay Bridge on these dates.

As a reminder to fans, in order to reduce congestion on city streets after all events at AT&T Park, the SFMTA will close the northbound portion of the 4th Street (Peter R. Maloney) Bridge to all traffic except streetcars, buses, taxis and bicycles during the post-game period. Giants fans parked south of Mission Creek Channel who are heading north of the channel are encouraged to exit to the south along 3rd or 4th streets in order to avoid congestion on King and 3rd streets after AT&T Park events. A map showing alternate post-game routes from AT&T parking lots is available on the Giants’ website.

For details about transit service to AT&T Park, including connections from Bay Area transit systems to Muni can be found at www.sfmta.com. Regional transit information for BART, Caltrain, and the ferries as well as traffic is available at www.511.org.

Live Nation Concerts
On Saturday and Sunday, Live Nation Concerts will take place at the America’s Cup Pavilion at Piers 27/29 at 7:00 p.m. each night. Doors will open an hour before each concert begins.

The SFMTA will provide additional service on F Market-Wharves bus line before and after each event:

Pre-concert
· F Line shuttle service will ONLY run between Don Chee Way and Pier 39 beginning at 5:05 p.m.

Post-concert
· Outbound shuttle service will begin at 10 p.m. and will pick up passengers at the Greenwich F Line station

· Regular F Market-Wharves route service will not stop at the Greenwich station

America’s Cup
America’s Cup events will take place at the America’s Cup Park located at Pier 27 and America’s Cup Village located on Marina Green this weekend. Races are scheduled for approximately 12:15 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, each day.

Muni will continue to provide supplemental transportation services to welcome the America’s Cup sailing fans and to keep the city moving:

· MS-Marina-Pier 27 bus shuttles from Pier 27 to Bay & Fillmore near Marina Green will run between 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

· MM-Market-Marina bus shuttles from Civic Center BART/Muni station to Bay & Fillmore near Marina Green will run between 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m

· MP-Market-Pier 39 bus shuttles from Embarcadero Station to Pier 39 will run between 10:45 am and 7:30 pm.

Event participants can also go by bike. The newly painted green bike lanes are in place along The Embarcadero from North Point to Howard streets in both directions. Please note the southbound lane will not include the auto right-turn dash markings at this time, but the SFMTA crews will be back in August to apply special reflective treatments in merge areas for right turns.

Key transit enhancements and a detailed “People Plan” for transportation are in place to assure that visitors can easily visit the two main event venues, the America’s Cup Park at Piers 27/29 and the America’s Cup Village at Marina Green, and residents can go about their regular activities with a minimum of disruption. The centerpiece of the transportation plan, which includes transit, parking and bicycling, is a detailed map that helps visitors get to San Francisco’s busy waterfront. This map and the detailed brochure are available at both www.sfmta.com/americascup and www.511.org/americascup.

For further information, please visit www.sfgov.org/americascup or www.511.org/americascup.

REMINDER: Clement Street Farmers Market Pilot

The Clement Street Farmers Market has been taking place every Sunday and will continue until August 25.

A street closure of Clement Street between 2nd and 4th avenues from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. will be required each Sunday.

Muni bus route 2 Clement will be affected during the street closure on Sundays.

Pistahan Parade and Festival
The 20th annual Pistahan Festival will take place at Yerba Buena Gardens on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. A parade in conjunction with the Pistahan Arts Festival will be held on Saturday. Please visit http://www.pistahan.net for more details.

On Saturday at 11 a.m., the opening ceremony will take place at Grove and Larkin streets in Civic Center.

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected:
· F Market
· 5 Fulton
· 6 Parnassus
· 8X Bayshore Express
· 9 San Bruno
· 10 Townsend
· 12 Folsom
· 21 Hayes
· 30 Stockton
· 31 Balboa
· 38 Geary
· 45 Union
· 71Noriega-Noriega

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