Transit Advisory: San Francisco Giants World Series Parade Edition

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Photo by Jamison Wieser

So, the Giants won the World Series. Teams that accomplish this rare* feat typically hold parades in their hometown so that their fans can: stand/sit around for hours hoping for a chance to see their heroes in the flesh; actually experience confetti.

* if by rare you consider that this will be the third such parade in San Francisco in the last five years hey-oh!

The Giants’ World Series parade is happening at noon today, you guys. Here are the details and how they will affect Muni service:

A parade and celebration will honor the World Champion San Francisco Giants along Market Street and at San Francisco’s Civic Center tomorrow afternoon. Baseball fans are encouraged to celebrate safely. To facilitate an enjoyable experience for all, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all transportation in the city, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), is encouraging attendees to ride public transportation to and from the World Series celebration.

This year’s parade will launch at noon on Friday, October 31, starting at Steuart and Market streets, travel along Market Street, before making a right turn onto McAllister Street and culminating at Civic Center Plaza and City Hall. Participants should arrive early to secure a good viewing location.

The parade route will be closed to traffic beginning at 9 a.m. Road closure restrictions will remain in place until parade attendees are fully cleared from the restricted route and the roads have been cleaned by city services.

Street Closures started Thursday night at approximately 7pm

McAllister Street (between Larkin Street and Van Ness Avenue)
Grove Street (between Larkin Street and Van Ness Avenue)
Civic Center Plaza and streets around and adjacent to City Hall
Muni will reroute.

Parade Closures starting Friday, October 31 at approximately 9am

Steuart Street (between Howard & Market streets)
Spear Street (between Howard & Market streets)
Main Street (between Howard & Market streets)
Market Street (between Steuart 1st & 10th streets)
Mission Street (between Van Ness Avenue & The Embarcadero)
Please also be aware

Mission Street will be closed to private automobiles but open to public transit, taxis and first responders only. Muni routes will be diverted off Market Street onto Mission Street because of the parade.
No traffic or cross traffic will be permitted on Market Street, Steuart Street and Van Ness Avenue (after 9:30 a.m. and streets will re-open at approximately 5:00 p.m. or sooner.)
The underground Civic Center parking garage will be closed to general parking. Monthly parking pass holders will have access until 9 a.m. but no exits until surrounding streets have re-opened.
All Muni Metro trains will stop at Civic Center station for the celebration and parade, as well as at Embarcadero, Montgomery and Powell stations for the parade.
There will be limited bike parking available, and bicycles are not allowed on Market or Mission streets.
Public Transportation Options

Parking is expected to be limited and traffic congested. For a better celebration experience, BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit, AC Transit, SamTrans and ferries will offer expanded services. For up to the minute information, visit www.511.org.

The SFMTA will supplement existing Metro service with six additional Metro shuttles. Additional service will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until restricted parade routes are cleared.

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected:

California Cable Car
Powell Hyde Cable Car
Powell Mason Cable Car
F Market and Wharves
2 Clement
3 Jackson
5 Fulton
6 Parnassus
8X Bayshore Express
9 San Bruno
9L San Bruno Limited
10 Townsend
12 Folsom-Pacific
14 Mission
14L Mission Limited
19 Polk
21 Hayes
27 Bryant
30 Stockton
31 Balboa
38 Geary
38L Geary Limited
45 Union-Stockton
71 Haight-Noriega

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