Weekend Traffic And Transit Disruptions: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Bridge To Bridge Run, Castro Street Fair

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
From Friday through Sunday the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Concert will take place at the Speedway, Marx and Lindley Meadows in Golden Gate Park. The concert will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., each day. An attendance of 40,000 participants is expected each day.

The Park streets in the immediate area will be closed. No city street closures will be required.

Concert patrons are encouraged to allow plenty of travel time. Gates will open at 10 a.m. before the first concert each day.

Muni Service – From Friday through Sunday
The 5L Fulton Limited special bus service will be in place from approximately 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. The service operates from McAllister and Jones streets to Fulton Street and 25th Avenue making limited stops at Polk Street, Van Ness Avenue, Fillmore Street, Divisadero Street, Masonic Avenue, Stanyan Street, Arguello Boulevard, Park Presidio Boulevard and 25th Avenue.

Post-concert:
After the final concert, the 5L Fulton Limited special bus service will operate one-way eastbound departing from either 30th or 25th avenues and make limited stops at Arguello Boulevard, Stanyan Street, Masonic Avenue, Divisadero Street, Fillmore Street, Van Ness Avenue, Polk Street, McAllister and Jones streets.

Limited bus service will stop at approximately 8 p.m.

Heavy ridership is anticipated before and after the event, the SFMTA will provide additional light rail service on the N Line from approximately 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Boarding locations:

5L Fulton Limited – Fulton Street at 30th Avenue and Fulton Street at 25th Avenue
· N Judah – Judah Street at 30th Avenue or any N-Judah stop on Judah Street.

To help shorten delays, Muni customers may purchase their fare in advance. SFMTA staff will sell Muni fares at the Civic Center Muni/BART Station from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., each day.

Closure of The Marin Headlands
Due to the recent shutdown of the Federal Government, the Marin Headlands which is operated by the National Park Services is close to the public.

Beginning Saturday, Muni bus route 76X Marin Headlands will be re-routed for the duration of the Federal Government shutdown.

Bridge to Bridge Run
On Sunday the 7K and 12K Bridge to Bridge Run will begin at 9 a.m. from the Ferry Building.

The following street closures will be required:
· From 8:15 – 9:30 a.m.
o The Embarcadero (northbound) between Mission and Washington streets
o The Embarcadero (northbound) between Washington and Jefferson streets

· From 9 to 10 a.m.
o Jefferson Street between The Embarcadero and Hyde Street
o Jefferson Street between Hyde Street west and the terminus

· From 9 to 10:15 a.m.
o Van Ness Avenue between The Muni turnaround and the Muni pier

· From 9 to 10:30 a.m.
o Laguna Street between Bay Street and Marina Boulevard (northbound curb lane)
o Marina Boulevard (westbound curb lane and parking lane only) between Laguna Street and the Marina Gate

Traffic will be re-routed around the run.

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected:

· F Market
· 2 Clement
· 6 Parnassus
· 14 Mission
· 21 Hayes
· 28 19th Avenue
· 31 Balboa
· 47 Van Ness
· 49 Van Ness-Mission

Castro Street Fair
On Sunday the Castro Street Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The following street closures will be required from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.:

· Market Street from Noe to Eureka streets
· Castro Street from 16th to 19th streets
· 18th Street from Noe to Diamond streets
· 17th Street from Hartford to Castro streets
· Intersections: Castro and Market streets, 18th and Market streets, 18th and Collingwood streets

Westbound Market Street traffic will be detoured at Noe Street to Clipper Street; eastbound Market Street traffic will be detoured at Diamond Street to 19th Street. Motorists traveling north from Market Street towards Divisadero Street should use 14th Street.

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected:

· F Market
· K Ingleside
· L Taraval Owl buses
· M Ocean View
· 24 Divisadero
· 33 Stanyan
· 35 Eureka
· 37 Corbett

Ten Ten Flag Raising and Parade
On Sunday the annual Chinese Ten Ten Celebration will include a flag raising ceremony and parade. The parade will begin at 2:30 p.m. from St. Mary’s Square to Portsmouth Square. It will continue west on Pine Street, north on Grant Avenue, east on Jackson Street and to disburse between Grant Avenue and Kearny Street. The parade will conclude at approximately 3:30 p.m.

San Francisco police officers will direct traffic. Muni buses will be allowed through the parade.

49ers Football Game
On Sunday the San Francisco 49ers will host their third home game against the Houston Texans at 5:30 p.m. at Candlestick Park.

Motorists should expect delays on all bridges and freeways leading into San Francisco for at least two hours before the start of the game and for at least two hours after the end of the game. Fans attending the games are encouraged to take public transportation. For more information, please visit www.sfmta.com/football.

NEW NFL Bag Policy: Fans should be advised that there is a new NFL Bag Policy in effect at 49ers games. Only NFL-approved bags will be permitted inside Candlestick Park. For more information, please visit www.49ers.com/stadium/prohibited-items.html.

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.