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San Francisco – July 4th Service Changes

July 3, 2024

    Hi Mooviters,

    ūüéÜHappy Independence DayūüéÜ

    The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this holiday week from Thursday, July 4 through Wednesday, July 10, 2024.

    Muni Service on Fourth of July Holiday

    On Thursday, July 4 (The Fourth of July Holiday), Muni will operate on a Saturday Schedule.

    Thursday, July 4: The July 4 Annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration will start at 2 p.m. along the waterfront near the Municipal Pier and Pier 39. The fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m. Muni will operate on a Saturday schedule with extra Muni service to get people to and from the Fireworks area between Aquatic Park and Fisherman’s Wharf.

    As many as 200,000 people are expected in the event area. Traffic congestion and disruption of transit service are expected in the event area. Traffic congestion, temporary street closures and Muni reroutes are expected. To ensure safety, fireworks viewers should pay attention to their surroundings and allow extra travel time to get around the city.

    Traffic Restrictions

    Treasure Island will be closed to cars for the fireworks this year; only Treasure Island residents will be permitted onto the island by car. To watch the fireworks from Treasure Island, non-residents must arrive by Muni Route 25 Treasure Island, by the Treasure Island Ferry, or by bicycle from Oakland.

    The streets between Aquatic Park and Fisherman’s Wharf and north of Bay Street may close as crowds gather for the July 4 Fireworks Celebration. The Embarcadero north of Broadway is also subject to closure for public safety.

    Muni Service

    Muni will run on a Saturday schedule with supplemental service to and from the fireworks.

    Getting to the Fireworks:

    1. Market Street Fireworks Shuttle will run from 3 to 9 p.m. Board on Market Street at Inbound Boarding Islands from 5th to Steuart street; and at the Ferry Building. Drop off will be at Fisherman’s Wharf.
    2. Caltrain Fireworks Shuttle will run from 3 to 9p.m. Board at 4th & Townsend streets outside the Caltrain Station. Drop off will be at Aquatic Park.
    3. Van Ness/Civic Center Fireworks Shuttle will run from 3 to 9 p.m. Pick-ups will be at UN Plaza/Civic Center BART Station; and along Inbound Route 49 Van Ness/Mission stops on Van Ness. Drop off will be at Aquatic Park.

    Leaving the Fireworks:

    1. Market Street Fireworks Express will run from 10 to 10:45 p.m. (or when crowds are clear). Board at Kearny and North Point streets. Drop off will be at the Ferry Building, Embarcadero Station, and Market/Battery streets.
    2. Caltrain Fireworks Express will run from 10 to 10:45 p.m. (or when crowds are clear). Board at Kearny and North Point streets. Drop off at 4th/King Caltrain Station.
    3. Van Ness/Civic Center Fireworks Express will run from 10 to 10:45 p.m. (or when crowds are clear). Board at Bay and Polk streets. Drop off at Outbound Route 49 Van Ness/Mission stops on Van Ness and at UN Plaza/Civic Center BART Station.

    Rerouted Buses and Bus Substitutions:

    1. The following regular Muni lines and routes will be re-routed to stay outside of the July 4 Celebration area: 8 Bayshore Express; 19 Polk; 28 19th Avenue; 30 Stockton; 39 Coit; 49 Van Ness/Mission; F Market & Wharves; L Owl; Powell-Mason Cable Car (Bus Substitution); Powell-Hyde Cable Car (Bus Substitution).
    2. The F Market & Wharves Line will operate with buses all day.
    3. The Powell-Mason, Powell-Hyde, and California Cable Car lines will operate with buses starting at 2 p.m.
    4. The following Muni routes may experience crowding or delays after the fireworks end: 8 Bayshore; 28 19th Avenue; 22 Fillmore; 25 Treasure Island; 30 Stockton and 45 Union-Stockton.
    5. Two extra buses will provide service along Route 25 Treasure Island.

    Purchasing Muni Fare

    Muni customers are encouraged to purchase their round-trip fare in advance or use a Clipper¬ģ Card. Customers can also purchase tickets at the Ticket Vending Machines located at the Ferry Building F-Line platforms. Regular Muni fares apply:

    • $3 for adults (age 19-64) or $5 for a Day Pass valid until midnight¬†(only available at a farebox or at all Ticket Vending Machines located along the Embarcadero on the F-Line platforms)
    • $1.50 for seniors (ages 65 and older)
    • $1.50 for people with disabilities
    • Youth, ages zero through 18 ride Muni for free
    • All single ride fares paid for by cash or Clipper Card will receive the regular 2-hour transfer

    Downtown First Thursdays

    Thursday, July 4: The Downtown First Thursdays (DFT) event will take place on 2nd Street from 5 to 10 p.m. This event will repeat monthly through April 3, 2025.

    The following street closures will be required from noon until midnight, Thursday:

    • 2nd¬†Street between Market and Folsom streets
    • Clementina Street between 2nd¬†and 1st¬†streets
    • Jessie Street between New Montgomery and 2nd¬†streets
    • Minna Street between New Montgomery and 1st¬†streets
    • Natoma Street between New Montgomery and 1st¬†streets
    • Stevenson Street between New Montgomery and 1st¬†streets
    • Tehama Street between Hawthorne and 1st¬†streets

    These intersections will remain open at all times: 1) 2nd and Mission streets; 2) 2nd and Howard streets.

    There will be no impact on Muni service.

    Fillmore Jazz Festival

    Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7: The Annual Fillmore Street Jazz Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day on Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy streets. 

    The following street closures will be required from 12:01 a.m., Saturday to 11:59 p.m., Sunday:

    • Fillmore Street between Eddy and Jackson streetssan fr
    • Washington Street between Webster and Steiner streets
    • Wilmot Street between Webster and Steiner streets
    • Post Street between Webster and Steiner streets
    • Intersections closed: On Fillmore Street at Washington, Wilmot and Post streets

    The following Muni routes will be affected: 22 Fillmore and 24 Divisadero.

    Events at Chase Center

    Saturday, July 6 to Wednesday, July 10: There will be multiple events to take place at Chase Center: 1) The 6th Annual California Classic, a summer basketball showcase featuring 2024 NBA Draft picks, second-year pros and more players competing to land their spot on an NBA roster for the 2024-25 season; and 2) Concert Performance by an award-winning band.

    Saturday, July 6: California Classic РDay 1 Doubleheader with two games. Doors will open at 1 p.m.

    • Game 1 will begin at 1:30 p.m.: Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers
    • Game 2 will begin at approximately 3:30 p.m.: Warriors vs. Miami Heat

    Sunday, July 7: California Classic РDay 2 Doubleheader with two games. Doors will open at 1 p.m.

    • Game 1 will begin at 1:30 p.m.: Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers
    • Game 2 will begin at approximately 3:30 p.m.: Warriors vs. Miami Heat

    Tuesday, July 9: A performance by Blink-182 will take place. The show will start at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

    Wednesday, July 10: California Classic РDay 3 Doubleheader

    • Battle of NorCal: Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings. Game will start at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

    Supplemental Muni Service

    • Muni will operate a supplemental 78X Arena Express¬†service.
    • Pre-event express shuttle service¬†from 16th¬†Street BART Station to Chase Center will start two and a half hours before each game/event and will end one hour after game/event starts.
    • Post-event express shuttle service¬†from Chase Center on 16th¬†Street to 16th¬†Street BART Station will run until the area clears.

    Special Event Parking Rates

    During basketball games and other major events with more than 10,000 expected attendees at the arena, parking meters close to the arena will charge a special event rate of $10 per hour. These rates help reduce congestion and keep parking spots available in the neighborhoods near the arena, discouraging circling for free or cheap parking. Start times for special event rates vary based on the start time of the event.

    Street Closures

    To accommodate events that will take place at the arena, the following street closures will be enforced two hours before and one hour after each event:

    • 16th¬†Street between 3rd¬†Street and Terry Francois Boulevard
    • Warriors Way between 3rd¬†Street and Terry Francois Boulevard
    • Northbound 3rd¬†Street between 16th¬†Street and Warriors Way will also be closed approximately 30 minutes before and 45 minutes after an event.
    • Only local access will be allowed on Northbound Illinois Street between Mariposa and 16th¬†streets.

    San Francisco Giants Baseball Games

    Tuesday, July 9 through Thursday, July 11: The San Francisco Giants will play three home games at the ballpark. Listed below are start times for these games:

    • Three games against the Toronto Blue Jays:¬†1)¬†6:45 p.m., Tuesday, July 9;¬†2)¬†6:45¬†p.m., Wednesday, July 10; and ¬†3)¬†12:45 p.m., Thursday, July 11.

    Street Closures

    To accommodate events that will take place at the ballpark, the following street closures will be enforced:

    • Two and a half hours before the opening pitch, the SFMTA will close eastbound King Street between 3rd¬†and 2nd¬†streets to vehicle traffic. King Street will reopen after first pitch until the seventh inning.
    • From the seventh inning until post-game traffic dies down, the SFMTA will again close eastbound King Street between 3rd¬†and 2nd¬†streets to vehicle traffic in order to reduce congestion on city streets.
    • Additionally, the northbound portion of the 4th Street Bridge (Peter R. Maloney Bridge) will be closed to all traffic except Muni, taxis and bicycles during the post-game period.

    Taxi Stands

    • 2nd¬†Street, west side, between Brannan and King Streets
    • 2nd¬†Street, east side, between Townsend and King Streets
    • 3rd¬†Street, west side, north of King Street

    Special Event Parking Rates

    During baseball games and other major events with more than 10,000 expected attendees at the ballpark, parking meters close to the ballpark will charge a special event rate of $10 per hour. These rates help reduce congestion and keep parking spots available in the neighborhoods near the ballpark, discouraging circling for free or cheap parking. Start times for special event rates vary based on the start time of the event.

    You ride, We Guide,

    The USA Moovit Team

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