Your Weekend Transit Advisory: St. Paddy’s parade, Emerald Across the Bay 12K race

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
On Saturday, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Market Street.

Starting at 10 a.m. the parade units will gather along 2nd Street between Market and Brannan streets. At 11:30 a.m. the parade will move west along Market Street to McAllister Street and proceed west to Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place and south to Grove Street where the parade will disband.

To ensure traffic flows on Mission, Howard, Folsom, Harrison, Bryant and Brannan streets, cross traffic will be allowed along the staging area of 2nd Street until the parade begins. Traffic along these streets will resume as soon as the parade units pass.

Market Street between 1st Street and Van Ness Avenue will be closed to traffic beginning at 11 a.m. There will be no cross traffic along Market Street during the parade which should end by 3 p.m. Streets will reopen as the marchers pass and the streets are cleaned. The reviewing stand will be on Carlton B. Goodlett Place.

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected by the parade as early as 10 a.m.:

F Market
2 Clement
5 Fulton
6 Parnassus
8X Bayshore Express
9 San Bruno
10 Townsend
12 Folsom Pacific
19 Polk
21 Hayes
27 Bryant
30 Stockton
31 Balboa
38/38L Geary
45 Union-Stockton
71 Haight-Noriega
Muni customers wishing to see the parade or who otherwise want to go downtown are advised to take Muni Metro.

Emerald Across the Bay 12K
On Sunday the Emerald Across the Bay 12K race, a footrace benefiting the Edgewood Children Center, will begin at 8:30 a.m. and travel from East Fort Baker in Marin County to Aquatic Park. For more event details, please visit

Runners will leave East Fort Baker, run across the Golden Gate Bridge via the west walkway, then proceed east on the Battery East Road bicycle route and pedestrian pathway to Long Avenue. After looping around Fort Point, the runners will then proceed along the Golden Gate Promenade, out the Marina Gate to Marina Boulevard and through Fort Mason to Aquatic Park.

One lane of Marina Boulevard will be closed in the westbound direction from Marina Gate to Buchanan Street from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

The 28 19th Avenue Muni route will be affected.


  • douchopotamus

    Do you know if there is anywhere that has compiled real time data for the muni system? For example, could I easily see what time a certain bus/train arrived at a particular stop for an entire day? I’m sure they have information on the approximate number of riders on the train but that might be asking for too much.

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