Occupy San Francisco Demonstrations
On Friday between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., demonstrations are planned for various locations throughout the Financial District and SoMa.
There will be unanticipated traffic and Muni delays throughout the day especially in the Financial District. Motorists should allow extra travel time.
Central Subway Re-routes and 8 Shuttle
As of Saturday the 30 Stockton and 45 Union-Stockton Muni routes will be rerouted from Stockton and 4th streets to Mason and 5th streets for the duration of Central Subway construction around Union Square, which is approximately four years. A temporary 8 Shuttle route will be in place between Broadway and Kearny Street and SoMa to ensure sufficient downtown capacity on the 8x Bayshore bus routes.
Effective Saturday a temporary bus route, 8 Shuttle, will be in place between Broadway and Kearny Street and SoMa during the Central Subway construction. The operation hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily.
For construction updates and project information, please visit centralsubwaysf.com.
Walk for Life
On Saturday the Walk for Life will gather at Civic Center Plaza beginning at 11 a.m. followed by a rally at 12:30 p.m. There will be a march at 1:30 p.m. from Civic Center Plaza to Justin Herman Plaza via Grove and Market streets.
Market Street will be closed to cross traffic between 10th Street and The Embarcadero from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Motorists should expect significant delays along the Market Street corridor during the closure. Cross traffic will re-open once the march has passed.
The following Muni lines and routes will be affected:
F Market & Wharves
T Third Street
8x Bayshore Express
9 San Bruno
14L Mission Limited
38L Geary Limited
49ers NFL Championship Football Game
On Sunday the championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Candlestick Park.
Motorists should expect very heavy traffic and delays on the westbound Bay Bridge and in both directions of U.S. 101 leading to Candlestick Park for at least three hours before the start of the game. Traffic will also be congested on the eastbound Bay Bridge and in both directions of US 101 for at least three hours after the end of the game.
I-280 through Daly City is a good alternate route for Peninsula drivers not attending the game. BART is the best alternative to Bay Bridge congestion. Fans attending the games are encouraged to take public transportation.
The 49ers and the SFMTA encourage fans to arrive early in order to avoid pre-game congestion. The main parking lot will open at 11:30 a.m. To encourage fans to arrive early, the 49ers will reduce prices at some concession stands and give away prizes.
Muni offers several ways to get to Candlestick Park from locations throughout San Francisco. There are four Muni Express routes and two Shuttles.
The Muni Express route is Special Event Fare Service
Adult fare: $12 roundtrip
Youth/Senior/Disabled fare: $10 roundtrip
Muni monthly pass, Passport or CityPass Special Event Add-on fare: $8 roundtrip (adult and discount pass holders)
The Candlestick Shuttles are regular fare service, $2 adult per trip and $.75 for youth/senior/disabled per trip.
In order for Clipper customers with a monthly pass to obtain the add-on fare discount, at least $8 in cash value must be loaded to their Clipper cards prior to boarding the special event Muni service.
Customers can load their cards online at 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.
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.
On Saturday Muni customers may purchase their fare in advance. SFMTA staff will sell Muni fares from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the following locations:
¬∑ Balboa Park BART Station
¬∑ Sutter Street/Sansome Street
¬∑ 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
¬∑ 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 Gilman, T Third Station