Weekend Traffic And Transit Disruptions: Columbus Day Parking, Fleet Week, Salesforce Convention, Many Street Fairs

Columbus Day Holiday Muni Service and Parking Enforcement
On Monday: Columbus Day holiday, Muni service will operate on a Sunday schedule.

Parking meters and seven day street sweeping will be enforced citywide on the holiday. Residential parking permits and Monday-Friday daytime street sweeping and commuter tow away will not be enforced.

Meters on The Embarcadero and at Fisherman’s Wharf, are enforced seven days per week throughout the year, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Hazards are always subject to ticketing and towing.

U.S. Navy Fleet Week
Through Monday: Fleet Week will be held along Fisherman’s Wharf and the Marina District.

In support of our military personnel, the SFMTA will offer free Muni Service (including Cable Car) to those in uniform or those who present military ID card during the Fleet Week.

The Blue Angels will practice on Friday from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

From Friday through Sunday, the Parade of Ships, two air shows and ship tours will be held to celebrate the U.S. Navy Fleet Week. These events will impact the Fisherman’s Wharf area and the Marina District.

The celebration will begin on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Parade of Ships and continue on Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 to 4 p.m. with the air show. Ship tours will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday through Monday. A crowd of over 300,000 is expected each weekend day.

Jefferson Street between Hyde Street and westerly terminus will be closed from 5 a.m., Friday to 6 p.m., Sunday.

To accommodate the crowds for these events, SFMTA will provide supplemental service on the following lines and routes during the time specified on Saturday and Sunday:

From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.: F Market & Wharves line will be supplemented by F-line shuttle to and from between stops at 11th/Market streets and Powell/Beach streets.

From Noon to 7 p.m.: 8X Bayshore Express route (Outbound Only) will be supplemented between stops at Kearny/Pacific streets and City College.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

22 Fillmore route will be supplemented to and from between stops at Fillmore/Bay streets and Fillmore/McAllister streets.
28 19th Avenue route will be supplemented to and from between stops at Fort Mason and San Francisco State University.
47 Van Ness route will be supplemented to and from stops between North Point Street/Van Ness Avenue and South Van Ness/Mission/Market streets.
108 Treasure Island route will be supplemented to and from between Treasure Island and Transbay Terminal.

Traffic congestion and disruption of transit service will be expected in the northern section of the city after the Fleet Week Air Shows.

From 3 to 7 p.m., each day, Saturday and Sunday, with an exception to buses, taxis and bicycles, southbound Polk Street between Bay and Union streets will be closed to traffic. Local access will be allowed.

Traffic coming into San Francisco is anticipated to be congested. Parking will be limited. BART, Ferries, AC Transit and SamTrans are alternate transportation options. Parking at BART stations is available on Saturdays and Sundays.

The annual Italian Heritage Day Parade (see below for more details) will also take place on Sunday and the parade will start at 12:30 p.m. at Jefferson and Powell streets. It is anticipated that traffic through the Fisherman’s Wharf area will be congested.

SFMTA encourages event participants to take public transit, taxis, bike or walk to the event.

For riders who want to transfer at BART station or Market Street from Chinatown, please take the 10 Townsend or 12 Folsom/Pacific Muni route from Broadway Street to the Montgomery Station or take 1 California from Stockton Street to Drumm Street with a short walk to the Embarcadero Station.

Salesforce Convention
Through next Saturday, October 18: The Salesforce convention will take place at the Moscone Center.

The following street closures will be required:

Beginning at 8 p.m., Thursday until 3 p.m., next Saturday, October 18:
Howard Street between 3rd and 4th streets
Fulton Street between Larkin and Hyde streets

Beginning at 6 a.m., Saturday until 6 a.m., next Saturday, October 18:
Grove Street between Larkin and Polk streets

Beginning at 10 p.m., Monday until 6 a.m., next Wednesday, October 15:
Larkin Street between Hayes and McAllister streets
Polk Street between McAllister and Grove streets
Grove Street between Larkin and Hyde streets

Beginning at Noon, next Tuesday, October 14 and 6 a.m., Wednesday, October 15:
Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Polk Street
Polk Street between Grove and Hayes streets
Lech Walesa between Van Ness Avenue and Polk Street

Significant traffic congestion is anticipated in and around Moscone Center between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily for the duration of the closure. Travelers are encouraged to take public transit or use alternate routes. There will be heavy pedestrian traffic in the area.

Howard Street traffic will be detoured either via 2nd Street to Harrison Street or via New Montgomery Street to Hawthorne Street, then to either Folsom or Harrison streets.

SFMTA Parking Control Officers and San Francisco Police Officers will be deployed at key intersections throughout the closures.

The following Muni routes will be affected:
8X (AX/BX) Bayshore Express
9 San Bruno
10 Townsend
12 Folsom
14 Mission
14L Mission Limited
14X Mission Express
16X Noriega
19 Polk
21 Hayes
30 Stockton
38/38L Geary
41 Union
45 Union-Stockton
81X Caltrain Express

Lower Haight Urban Air Market

On Saturday: The Urban Air Market will take place on Haight Street between Fillmore and Pierce streets from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Haight Street between Fillmore and Pierce streets will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The following Muni routes will be affected:
6 Parnassus
71 Haight-Noriega

Ocean Beach Music and Art Festival

On Saturday: The first Ocean Beach Music and Art Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Sunset District.

The following street closures will be required between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.:
Noriega Street between 45th and 47th avenues
46th Avenue between Moraga and Ortega streets
Intersection: Noriega Street at 46th Avenue

The 71 Haight-Noriega Muni route will be affected.

Italian Heritage Parade
On Sunday: The annual Italian Heritage Day Parade will be held in North Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf beginning at 12:30 p.m. from Jefferson and Powell streets and proceed to Washington Square. The parade should last 2.5 hours and 150,000 people are expected.

The parade formation will require the following street closures, beginning at 8 a.m.:
Powell Street between Chestnut and Beach streets
Stockton Street between Bay and Beach streets
Beach Street between Mason Street and Grant Avenue
North Point Street between Mason Street and The Embarcadero
Francisco Street between Stockton and Mason streets
Greenwich Street between Powell and Columbus streets

The parade route will begin on Jefferson Street at Mason Street, proceed west on Jefferson Street, south on Leavenworth Street, south on Columbus Avenue, south on Stockton Street, east on Vallejo Street, north on Columbus Avenue, north on Stockton Street, east on to Filbert Street and past the review stands at Washington Square Park. Parade units will disburse on Powell Street. Traffic along the parade route will be closed until the parade clears.

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected:
Powell-Mason Cable Car
F Market & Wharves
8X Bayshore Express
30 Stockton
39 Coit
45 Union/Stockton
47 Van Ness

Parking is very limited in the North Beach neighborhood.

SF Decompression Heat The Street Faire

On Sunday: The 15th Annual Decompression Heat The Street Faire and Burning Man presentation will take place from noon to 10 p.m.

The following street closures will be required between 7 a.m., Sunday and 2 a.m., Monday:
Indiana Street between Mariposa and 22nd streets
19th Street between Minnesota and Indiana streets
20th Street between Minnesota and Indiana streets
Intersection of 19th, 20th, and Indiana streets

The 22 Fillmore Muni route may experience heavy ridership.

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