SAN FRANCISCO WEEKEND TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT IMPACTS AUGUST 13-16

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) advises San Francisco residents and visitors of the following event-related traffic and service impacts this weekend, Friday, August 13 through Monday, August 16.

Event participants and fun seekers should check sfmta.com or call 311 to find out which of Muni’s lines and routes will get them where they want to go.

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Transbay Terminal Construction

Construction at the Transbay Terminal this weekend will require a street closure on Howard Street between Beale and Main streets from 10 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday.

Nihonmachi Street Fair

On Saturday and Sunday, the 37th annual Nihonmachi Street Fair will take place in and around Japantown from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

The following street closures will be required from 5 a.m., Saturday to 9 p.m., Sunday.

· Post Street from Laguna Street to Fillmore Street

· Webster Street from Geary Boulevard to Sutter Street

· Intersection of Webster Street and Post Street

No Muni service will be re-routed.

Pistahan Parade

The Pistahan Parade will be held Saturday from Market Street at Beale Street to Yerba Buena Gardens.

At 10 a.m., the opening ceremony will take place on Beale Street between Market and Mission streets. Beale Street between Market Street and Mission Street and Davis Street from California Street to Market Street will close at 8 a.m. for the ceremony and parade preparations.

The parade will follow the ceremony, starting at Beale Street and Market Street, proceed west on Market Street to 4th Street, south to Folsom Street, north on 3rd Street, and into Yerba Buena Gardens, where the Pistahan Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday.

Cross traffic will be allowed between parade units on an intermittent basis.

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected:

· F Market

· 5 Fulton

· 6 Parnassus

· 8X Bayshore Express

· 9 San Bruno

· 10 Townsend

· 12 Folsom/Pacific

· 21 Hayes

· 30 Stockton

· 31 Balboa

· 38 Geary

· 45 Union

· 71 Haight/Noriega

Outside Lands Festival

The Outside Lands Music Festival will be held in Golden Gate Park this Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9:20 p.m.

The following Muni routes and lines will be affected:

· N Judah

· 5 Fulton

· 28 19th Avenue

· 29 Sunset

· 44 O’Shaughnessy

· 71 Haight-Noriega

Due to increased ridership for this event as well as others around the City, concert patrons should allow extra travel time on the N Judah and all bus lines serving Golden Gate Park . Traffic in the area will also be heavy.

Monitored bicycle parking will be hosted by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.

Extra service from Golden Gate Park will be added to the Muni 5 Fulton bus route and the N Judah line after the concert.

To help shorten delays, Muni customers may purchase their fare in advance. SFMTA staff will sell Muni fares from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. both days at the following locations:

· Caltrain Station at 4th and King streets

· Civic Center Muni/BART Station

Pre-concert

Concert patrons are encouraged to allow plenty of travel time. Gates will open 60 minutes before the first concert each day.

Post-concert

After the concert, extra service from Golden Gate Park will be added to bus route 5 and the N light rail line.

Boarding locations:

5 Fulton – Fulton Street at 30th Avenue and Fulton Street at 36th Avenue (to McAllister Street and 7th Street )

N Judah – Judah Street at Sunset Boulevard

The last extra service vehicles will depart these locations at 11 p.m. each night.

For more information on Muni service, please call the San Francisco Customer Service Center at 311 or visit sfmta.com .

For additional information on Muni’s Accessible Services Program, please call (415) 701-4485 or TTY (415) 701-4730.

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