SFMTA Transit and Traffic Advisory, Dec. 14- 20

December 15, 2023

    Hi Mooviters,

    Are you excited for the weekend? The Winter Walk opens tonight and runs through Christmas Eve. During the duration of the event, Muni will reroute routes: 8, 8AX, 15, 30 and 91 T Bus lines. 

    Stevie Nicks is performing at the Chase Center tonight and The Golden State Warriors are playing a home game against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday. Street parking will be limited with raised parking rates. Muni will offer supplemental 78X Arena Express service for both events. Continue reading for details.

    A lot of progress is being made on the L Taraval Improvement Project. Which also means more detours. Till December 31st, L Taraval, L Special and L Owl will miss stops in both directions. Track work is being done on 15th Avenue between Ulloa and Taraval streets, and Taraval between 15th and 16th avenues. During track replacement street access will be limited, continue reading for details.

    Weekend Events Updates

    Winter Walk SF 

    Friday, Dec. 15 through Sunday, Dec. 26, 2023: The Winter Walk will return to Stockton Street between Post and O’Farrell streets beginning on Friday, Dec. 15 and continuing through Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2023. A diverse program of activities which includes two open air beer and wine gardens, food vendors, live performances and lots of family-friendly activities are available. 
    There will be a required street closure of Stockton Street between Post and O’Farrell from Monday, December 11, 2023, 6 a.m. through Thursday, December 28, 2023, 11:59 p.m. 

    Muni will reroute the 8, 8AX, 15, 30 and 91 T Bus lines. 

    Events at Chase Center

    Friday, Dec. 15 to Tuesday, Dec. 19: There will be multiple events at the Chase Center. Event times are listed below: 

    • Friday, Dec. 15, 2023: Stevie Nicks will perform a concert beginning at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. 
    • Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023: The Golden State Warriors will play a basketball game versus the Brooklyn Nets beginning at 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. 
    • Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023: The Golden State Warriors will play a basketball game versus the Boston Celtics beginning at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 

    Supplemental Muni Service         

    • Muni will operate 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.        

    No Parking Zone        
    To facilitate loading and pick up for Muni customers and patrons, NO PARKING will be in effect at these locations during events:             

    • 16th Street between 3rd Street and Terry Francois Boulevard        
    • Warriors Way between 3rd Street and Terry Francois Boulevard        
    • Between the 500 and 700 blocks of Terry Francois Boulevard (TFB)                 

    Taxi Stands         
    There is one taxi stand located on southbound Terry Francois Boulevard.        

    Ramp Taxis should use the loading zone on eastbound Warriors Way at Bridgeview Way.        
    Additional Passenger Loading        

    • 4th Street which connects to Chase Center via Gene Friend Way pedestrian path which cuts through UCSF campus.        
    • Owens Street connects to Chase Center via Gene Friend Way pedestrian path which cuts through UCSF campus.                

    Construction Work Updates

    UPDATE: L Taraval Improvement Project—Segment B       

    The rail tracks west of the intersection of Ulloa and Madrone streets have been taken offline to facilitate the reconstruction of the water and sewer mains as well as replace the tracks and overhead lines. The upgraded sewer and water lines, permanent boarding islands and increased accessibility will make riding safer and more reliable.        
    The L Bus now runs between West Portal and the SF Zoo. Customers can transfer to a train at West Portal Station to travel downtown.        
    To facilitate the project during track in each section (except at 15th Avenue), there are temporary bus stop changes:       

    • The inbound bus stop at Taraval Street and 15th Avenue has been relocated across the intersection until fall 2024.        

    The following L Taraval bus stops will be relocated during construction through December 31:

    Inbound L Taraval / L Special / L Owl       

    • 14th and Ulloa to Madrone and Ulloa northwest corner  
    • Taraval and 15th Avenue to 14th Avenue and Taraval, northwest corner        
    • Taraval and 17th Avenue to Taraval and 17th Avenue, northeast corner    
    • Ulloa and Forestside to Madrone and Ulloa northwest corner  

    Outbound L Taraval / L Special / L Owl     

    • Ulloa and Forestside missed (until December 18)  
    • Ulloa and Lenox to West Portal and Ulloa southeast corner  
    • 14th and Ulloa to Taraval and 14th northeast corner  
    • Taraval and Forest side to Ulloa and Lenox northwest corner
    • 14th and Taraval to Northeast corner  
    • 15th Avenue and Taraval to 17th Avenue and Taraval, southeast corner 

    Track Work        
    The tracks along Taraval Street are actively being installed. Crews have been excavating, removing, pulling rails in to install, building new foundations, pouring concrete slabs, setting rails, block-by-block in track areas.         
    Areas of current track work:         

    • 15th Avenue between Ulloa and Taraval streets — sawcut, excavation and removal     
    • Taraval between 15th and 16th avenues – install rails    

     Please note the following impacts to travel during track work:               

    • Parking: No parking in track work areas        
    • By car: Taraval Street will be open to through traffic traveling east- and westbound, however, vehicles approaching areas with active track installation will only be able to access Taraval Street by making right turns.      
    • By bus: The L Bus may be rerouted around the construction area when heavy equipment is present.        
    • On foot: Pedestrians will be able to cross Taraval Street in the construction area at 18th Avenue via a pedestrian access during non-construction hours and weekends.  

    Overhead contact system (OCS) pole, overhead wiring and permanent pole placement will happen along the L Taraval line from Ulloa and Funston to Taraval and Sunset.  This work will be conducted overnight between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. and expected to be complete June 2024
    Work on any given block will vary and is expected to take a few hours to a few days per location.      

    Construction is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Extreme weather conditions may impact the construction schedule.        
    The holiday construction moratorium will be observed from Thanksgiving until January 1, 2024. No construction activity will be performed in the commercial area along Taraval between Sunset and 16th Avenues between 7 am and 10 pm.         

    You Ride, We Guide,

    The USA Moovit Team