With so much going on this 3 day weekend we can expect traffic at various key locations. Avoid frustration and check your route via 511.org for bay area highways. For the latest traffic updates on construction or events in the bay area CLICK HERE. More info on the link about their twitter & mobile apps.
There also will be many events in the city, including the Chinese Street Fair & Parade. In addition it is President’s Day weekend and the One Billion Rising Against Violence to Women, so be aware of road closures and detours before you head out. Please drive safe and be aware of the other guy.
Here is the latest press release from San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this holiday weekend, Friday, February 14 through Monday, February 17. Anyone traveling in San Francisco can check with www.sfmta.com or call 311 to find out which of the 76 Muni lines will get them where they want to go. All road users are encouraged to be aware, share the roadway and to follow all rules to ensure everyone’s safety.
For real-time updates during the week, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., and special events, follow us on www.twitter.com/sfmta_muni or visit http://www.sfmta.com/node/102171 to sign up for real-time text messages or email alerts.
President’s Day Muni Schedule and Parking Enforcement
On Monday, President’s Day holiday, Muni will operate on a Saturday schedule.
Parking meters and seven-day daytime street sweeping will be enforced citywide on the holiday. Commuter towaway, residential parking permits and Monday-Friday street sweeping will not be enforced.
Meters on Port of San Francisco property, including The Embarcadero and Fisherman’s Wharf, will be enforced seven days per week, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Hazards are always subject to ticketing and towing.
Street Closure for One Billion Rising Event
On Friday, from 4 to 6 p.m., One Billion Rising Against Violence to Women will take place at City Hall, Polk Street side.
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place between McAllister and Grove streets will be closed from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
No Muni bus service will be affected.
Chinatown Community Street Fair
The Chinatown Community Street Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday in Chinatown. For more event details, please visit www.sanfranciscochinatown.com
The following street closures will be required for the Street Fair from 11 p.m., Friday to 11 p.m., Sunday.
- Grant Avenue between California Street and Broadway
- Pacific Avenue between Columbus Avenue and Stockton Street
- Jackson Street between Stockton and Kearny streets
- Washington Street between Stockton and Kearny streets
- Intersections: Jackson Street, Washington Street and Pacific Street on Grant Avenue
- All alleys in the area bounded by California Street, Stockton Street, Broadway and Kearny Street
There will be heavy traffic in the area. Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time.
The following Muni routes will be affected:
- 10 Townsend
- 12 Folsom/Pacific
Chinese New Year Parade
On Saturday at 5:15 p.m., the Chinese New Year Parade will start from 2nd and Market streets. The parade will travel west on Market Street, west on Geary Street, north on Powell Street, east on Post Street and north on Kearny Street to Columbus Avenue.
Staging of the floats will begin at 10 a.m. Staging for the rest of the parade will begin at 3 p.m. The following closures will be required.
- 10 a.m. to approximately 5:15 p.m.:
- West side parking lane and one traffic lane on Main Street between Market and Folsom streets
- 4 p.m. to approximately 5:15 p.m.:
- Eastbound Market Street between 4th and 1st streets
- Westbound Market Street between Main and 3rd Street
Cross traffic will be allowed within the staging area until 5 p.m.
From 3:30 p.m. to approximately 11 p.m., Geary Street between Stockton and Powell streets will be closed for camera positioning for TV stations.
Traffic along Market Street between 4th and 2nd streets will be diverted beginning at 4 p.m.:
- Westbound to Howard Street
- Eastbound to Folsom Street
Mission Street between 1st and 4th streets will be designated for transit only until Market Street re-opens.
After the parade clears an area and the streets have been cleaned, they will be opened to traffic.
The following Muni lines and routes will be affected:
- California Cable Car
- Powell-Mason Cable Car
- Powell-Hyde Cable Car
- F Market
- 1 California
- 2 Clement
- 3 Jackson
- 5 Fulton
- 6 Parnassus
- 8X Bayshore
- 9 San Bruno
- 10 Townsend
- 12 Folsom-Pacific
- 14/14L Mission
- 21 Hayes
- 30 Stockton
- 31 Balboa
- 38/38L Geary
- 45 Union/Stockton
- 71 Haight/Noriega
- 76X Marin Headlands Express
- 108 Treasure Island