Your Weekend Transit Advisory: Giants, festival, America’s Cup, concerts, 49ers, Western Addition Sunday Streets

Are you guys going to any Giants games? Tickets are hella cheap, finally. Anyone? Anyone?

And other goings-on over the sun-soaked weekend … enjoy it!

Giants Baseball
Beginning Thursday and through Wednesday, the San Francisco Giants will play seven home games at AT&T Park:

· Four games against Arizona Diamondbacks:
o 7:15 p.m., Thursday
o 7:15 p.m., Friday
o 6:15 p.m., Saturday
o 1:05 p.m., Sunday

· Three games against Colorado Rockies:
o 7:15 p.m., Monday
o 7:15 p.m., Tuesday
o 12:45 p.m., Wednesday

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

As a reminder to fans and other motorists, the SFMTA will close eastbound King Street between 3rd and 2nd streets beginning in the 7th inning of all Giants home games until the post-game traffic has died down. Drivers on northbound I-280 should avoid taking the King Street exit during this period and use the Sixth Street exit instead. A map showing alternate post-game routes from AT&T parking lots is available on the Giants’ website.

Muni customers may purchase their fare in advance at the Embarcadero Metro Station three hours prior to the start time of each game:

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.

Sunset Autumn Moon Festival
On Saturday, the Sunset Autumn Moon Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The following street closures will be required from 3 a.m. to 8 p.m. For event details, please visit www.autumnmoonfestival.org.

The 71 Haight-Noriega Muni route will be affected.

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 1 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 a.m. and 7 p.m.
· MS-Marina-Pier 27 bus shuttles from Pier 27 to Bay and 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 safely to the races at Pier 27 by bike. A separated bicycle facility will be in place along northbound of The Embarcadero between Washington Street and Pier 23 between this Sunday and next Sunday, September 15. Bicycle valet parking will be available inside Pier 23. In addition, painted green bike lanes are in place along The Embarcadero from North Point to Howard streets in both directions. Please note the southbound lane does not include auto right-turn dash markings at this time, but the SFMTA crews will be back 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.

Live Nation Concert
On Saturday, a Live Nation Concert will take place at the America’s Cup Pavilion at Piers 27/29 at 7 p.m. Doors will open an hour before the concerts begin.

The SFMTA will provide additional bus service on the F Market & Wharves 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 Line service will not stop at the Greenwich station

49ers Football Game
On game days, Muni offers several ways to get to Candlestick Park from locations throughout San Francisco. There are four Muni Express routes and two Shuttles.

All service, including the express service, is regular fare service, $2 adult per trip and $.75 for youth/senior/disabled per trip.

For faster boarding, customers are encouraged to buy their fare prior to boarding the express service. Clipper cards with either a Fast Pass or pre-loaded cash can be purchased at your convenience. Customers can load their cards online at www.clippercard.com (please allow at least five days for processing), or at one of the participating Clipper vendors or ticket vending machines in a Muni Metro station. Please go to www.sfmta.com for fare details.

On game days, Muni customers may purchase their fare in advance. SFMTA staff will sell one-way and roundtrip Muni fares from 2 to 5 p.m. at the following locations:

· Balboa Park BART Station
· Sutter Street/Sansome Street

For service to and from the game, T Third customers should transfer at the Gilman/Paul station to the 87 Candlestick Shuttle, which operates directly between the station and Candlestick Park.

Pre-game Service:
· 75X Candlestick Express – from Balboa Park BART
· 77X Candlestick Express – from California and Van Ness
· 78X Candlestick Express – from California and Funston
· 79X Candlestick Express – from Sutter and Sansome
· 86 Candlestick Shuttle – from Bacon and San Bruno
· 87 Candlestick Shuttle – from Third Street and Gillman, T Third Station

Post-game Service:
· 75X Candlestick Express – to Balboa Park BART
· 77X Candlestick Express – to Van Ness and North Point
· 78X Candlestick Express – to California and Funston
· 79X Candlestick Express – to Kearny and Sutter
· 86 Candlestick Shuttle – to Bacon and San Bruno
· 87 Candlestick Shuttle – to Third Street and Gillman, T Third Station

79X Candlestick Express Re-route
As of last year, the southbound 79X, which provides express service to the 49ers game from downtown, will be re-routed due to Central Subway construction on Stockton and 4th streets. Customers traveling to the game can board the 79X Candlestick Express at the following locations:

· Sutter and Sansome
· Sutter and Kearny
· Mason and Geary
· Cyril Magnin and Market
· 5th Street and Mission
· 5th Street and Howard
· 5th Street and Folsom

The southbound buses will then travel express to Candlestick Park from 5th and Folsom streets. Northbound buses will remain on the regular route.

Sunday Streets Western Addition
The seventh Sunday Streets event will be held this Sunday in the Western Addition. The route will connect with the Panhandle multi-use path at Central Avenue, travel through the North Panhandle neighborhood along Central Avenue, Grove Street and Baker Street to Fulton Street, where it will continue past Alamo Square Park and the iconic Painted Ladies Victorian row houses. It will then connect to the Fillmore merchant corridor from Fulton Street to Geary Boulevard. The route (see attached map) will be available for recreational activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free to all participants.

The headquarters for the event will be located at the Panhandle on Fell Street between Central Avenue and Baker Street, where participants can get details about activities along the event route as well as free bike rentals.

For further event details, please visit www.sundaystreetssf.com.

The following Muni routes will be affected:

· 5 Fulton
· 6 Parnassus
· 21 Hayes
· 22 Fillmore
· 24 Divisadero
· 31 Balboa
· 33 Stanyan
· 38 Geary
· 71 Haight-Noriega

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