Your Weekend Transit Advisory: Street food fest, Metro construction, America’s Cup, concerts, Giants games, Sunday Streets Civic Center
San Francisco Street Food Festival
La Cocina’s 5th annual San Francisco Street Food Festival will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Mission District. For more details please visit www.sfstreetfoodfest.com.
The following Muni routes will be affected:
67 Bernal Heights
Festa Coloniale Italiana
On Saturday the Festa Coloniale Italiana will take place in North Beach between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. along Stockton Street between Union and Filbert streets. Please visit http://sfiacfesta.com for more details.
Stockton Street between Union and Filbert streets will be closed from 6 a.m. to midnight, Saturday.
The 39-Coit Muni route will be affected.
Muni Metro Turnback Rail Rehabilitation Construction Project
Beginning 1:30 a.m., Saturday and through 4:00 a.m., Monday, the SFMTA will begin the Muni Metro Turnback Rail Project this weekend and will continue approximately through November. This construction project will require five separate weekend partial shutdowns.
During the construction, service of Muni Metro lines will be affected:
· KT Ingleside/Third Street line will operate between Balboa Park and Embarcadero stations.
· N Judah line will operate between Ocean Beach and Embarcadero stations
· T line will operate between Sunnydale and Mission Rock stations
There will be bus shuttles from Mission Rock and Third streets to Market and Spear streets via Embarcadero and Caltrain stations.
Customers should board on buses at nearby marked bus stops.
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:
· E-Embarcadero Streetcar line from Caltrain to Beach and Jones will run between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm.
· 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.
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.
Live Nation Concerts
On Saturday, Live Nation Concerts will take place at the America’s Cup Pavilion at Piers 27/29 at 7:00 p.m. Doors will open an hour before concert begins.
The SFMTA will provide additional service on F Market-Wharves bus line before and after each event:
· F Line shuttle service will ONLY run between Don Chee Way and Pier 39 beginning at 5:05 p.m.
· 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
Sunday Streets Civic Center
The sixth Sunday Streets events for this year will be held Sunday in the Civic Center and Tenderloin neighborhoods. This event covers a 2.5-mile route that encompasses City Hall and Civic Center Plaza and will travel along Grove, Larkin, O’Farrell, Jones, Golden Gate and Hyde streets. The route will be available for recreational activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free to all participants.
For further event details, please visit www.sundaystreetssf.com.
The following Muni lines and routes will be affected:
Baseball Game Traffic Reroutes
Beginning Monday and through next Sunday, Aug. 25, the San Francisco Giants will play seven home games at AT&T Park:
Three home games against Boston Red Sox:
o 7:15 p.m., Monday
o 7:15 p.m., Tuesday
o 12:45 p.m., Wednesday
Four home games against Pittsburg Pirates:
o 7:15 p.m., Thursday
o 7:15 p.m., Friday
o 6:05 p.m., next Saturday, Aug. 24
o 1:05 p.m., next Sunday, Aug. 25
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.
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.