Local advisory for weekend transit and traffic


San Francisco-The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) advises San Francisco residents and visitors of the following event-related traffic and transit impacts this weekend, Friday, June 28 through Wednesday, July 3. Event participants and fun seekers should check with www.sfmta.com  or call 311 to find out which of the 80 Muni lines will get them where they want to go.

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Transgender March

On Friday the annual Transgender March will begin at 6:15 p.m. from Dolores Park. The route will be as follows: north on Dolores Street, east on Market Street, north on Taylor Street and onto Turk Street where there will be a short rally on Turk Street between Taylor and Jones streets.

Traffic along Market Street is expected to be very congested during the march. Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time or to use alternate routes.

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected:

· F Market

· J Church

· 5 Fulton

· 6 Parnassus

· 9 San Bruno

· 19 Polk

· 21 Hayes

· 22 Fillmore

· 31 Balboa

· 33 Stanyan

· 47 Van Ness

· 49 Van Ness-Mission

· 71/71L Haight-Noriega

Dyke March

On Saturday the annual Dyke March and earlier festivities will take place in Dolores Park. A closure of southbound Dolores Street between 18th and 19th streets from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. will be required.

The festivities will begin at noon with DJ music and speakers throughout the afternoon. The program will end at 5 p.m.

Staging for the march will start at 5 p.m. on Dolores Street from 18th to 20th streets and also on 18th Street at Dolores Street. The Dyke March will begin at 6 p.m.

The following street closures will be required by 5 p.m. As soon as the Dyke March passes and the area is cleaned by Department of Public Works personnel, the streets will be reopened:

· Dolores Street between 17th and 20th streets

· 18th Street between Church and Valencia streets

The march will begin at 6 p.m. with the following route: from Dolores Park along Dolores Street, right on 18th Street, left on Valencia Street, left on 16th Street, left on Market Street into the Pink Saturday Celebration where the Dyke March After Party will take place.

Pink Saturday

On Saturday the Pink Saturday event will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight. The following street closures will be required from 5 p.m., Saturday to 1 a.m., Sunday:

· Market Street between Diamond and Noe streets

· Castro Street between 19th and 16th streets

· 18th Street between Diamond and Noe streets

· Hartford Street between 17th and 19th streets

· 17th Street between Noe and Castro streets

· Collingwood Street between Market and 19th streets

All intersections within closure boundary will be closed. Other peripheral streets may also be closed to traffic for crowd control.

Police will barricade Market Street from Noe to Diamond streets beginning at 5 p.m. for traffic control.

Muni bus shuttles will operate between 30th Street at Church Street and 8th Street at Market Street from 3 p.m. to midnight, stopping at the boarding islands on Market Street.

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected:

· F Market

· J Church

· L Owl

· 22 Fillmore

· 24 Divisadero & 24 Owl

· 33 Stanyan

· 35 Eureka

· 37 Corbett

SF Pride Celebration

On Saturday from noon to 7 p.m., and Sunday, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., the annual SF Pride Celebration will be held in the Civic Center.

The following street closures will be in effect:

Starting 9 a.m., Friday, the following street closures will be required:

· Grove Street between Polk and Larkin streets will be closed until 6 a.m., Monday

· Fulton Street between Hyde and Larkin streets will be closed until 3 p.m., Monday

Starting at 8 p.m., Friday and continuing until 6 a.m., Monday, the following streets will be closed:

· Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place between McAllister and Grove streets

· Polk Street between Grove and Market streets

· Lech Walesa Street between Van Ness Avenue and Polk Street

· Larkin Street between McAllister and Market streets

· Grove Street between Hyde Street and Van Ness Avenue

· Intersections: Grove and Polk streets, Polk Street and Lech Walesa, and Grove and Larkin streets.

Note: The intersection of McAllister and Larkin streets will remain open until 8 p.m., Saturday.

Starting 5 a.m., Saturday and continuing until 6 a.m., Monday, the following street closure will be required:

· Hyde Street between McAllister and Market streets

· Intersections: Grove and Fulton streets at Hyde Street

All northbound traffic coming from 9th Street will be directed to use Hayes Street to either Van Ness Avenue or Franklin Street. Southbound traffic at Polk Street should use Golden Gate Avenue to Hyde Street until Saturday evening when both Hyde Street and Golden Gate Avenue will be closed.

From 8 p.m., Saturday until 6 a.m., Monday, the area bounded by Van Ness Avenue, Turk Street, Market Street (except for Hayes Street), and Leavenworth Street will be closed to provide a larger celebration area.

Closure In detail: Golden Gate Avenue between Van Ness Avenue and Leavenworth Street; Polk Street between Market and Turk streets; McAllister Street between Van Ness Avenue and Leavenworth Street; Larkin Street between Market and Turk streets; Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Hyde Street.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid the Civic Center area on Saturday and Sunday as there will be extreme congestion especially on Sunday.

Event participants are strongly encouraged to take public transportation or their bicycles to this event as parking and traffic will be extremely difficult.

All Muni Metro trains will stop at Civic Center station for the Pride Celebration and Parade, as well as at Powell and Montgomery stations for the Pride Parade.

SF Pride Parade

The annual SF Pride Parade will take place on Sunday beginning at 10:30 a.m. from the lower Market Street formation area. The parade will commence at Market and Beale Streets and proceed west on Market Street to Hyde and 8th streets, where it will disband on 8th Street.

At 9:30 a.m. Market Street from The Embarcadero to Van Ness Avenue will be closed for the parade. All intersections will be closed to cross traffic during the parade. As each section of Market Street is cleaned by the Department of Public Works, it will be reopened.

The following streets comprise the formation area and will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. Traffic on the cross streets will be allowed to continue, subject to delays, except when parade units are actually crossing the intersections:

· Beale Street from Market to Howard streets

· Main Street from Market to Howard streets

· Spear Street from Market to Mission streets

· Steuart Street from Market to Folsom streets

· Market Street from Beale to Steuart streets

Mission Street from The Embarcadero to 12th Street will be posted as “Tow Away/No Parking” to provide additional traffic lanes in order to ease congestion and keep transit moving. Both Van Ness Avenue and The Embarcadero will be open for through traffic.

Sutter Street between Market and Sansome streets will be closed for Clear Channel Broadcast site from 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Muni Impacts

Service that normally travels on or crosses Market Street will be affected by the parade. The following lines and routes will be affected:

· F Market

· 2 Clement

· 3 Jackson

· 5 Fulton

· 6 Parnassus

· 8x Bayshore Express

· 9 San Bruno

· 10 Townsend

· 12 Folsom

· 14 & 14L Mission

· 19 Polk

· 21 Hayes

· 27 Bryant

· 30 Stockton

· 31 Balboa

· 38 Geary

· 45 Union/Stockton

· 71 Haight/Noriega

· 76 Marin Headlands

· 108 Treasure Island

Early morning bus service on the following Metro lines will also be affected:

· K Ingleside

· L Taraval

· N Judah

· T Third

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