Weekend Traffic Alert in the City

The people in charge of traffic in the city of San Francisco are warning drivers that this will be a challenging weekend to navigate the streets of the city by the Bay.

The highlights are a Critical Mass bike ride on Friday and a marathon on Sunday.

Here is the 411 from the SFMTA:

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, July 29 through Sunday, July 31. 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.

Critical Mass

On Friday the monthly Critical Mass bicycle ride will leave from Justin Herman Plaza sometime after 6 p.m.

 Motorists and transit riders may be delayed as the bicycle ride passes.  Roads will re-open as soon as bicyclists have passed.

 Visitacion Valley Library Grand Opening

On Saturday a grand opening celebration for the new Visitacion Valley Branch Library will take place at 201 Leland Avenue.  Festivities begin at 1 p.m. and library services start at 2 p.m.

 Leland Avenue between Rutland and Cora streets will be closed between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

 SF Marathon

On Sunday the annual San Francisco Marathon will begin from The Embarcadero and Mission at 5:30 a.m., with staggered starts until 6:30 a.m. The race route will loop north along The Embarcadero, through the Presidio, the outer Richmond District, Golden Gate Park, the Haight, the Mission District, Inner Bayview and back to The Embarcadero.  An attendance of up to 20,000 runners is expected.

 From midnight, Saturday to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, the following street closures are required:

  • Northbound Embarcadero between Broadway and King Street
  • King Street between northbound Embarcadero and 3rd Street
  • Steuart Street between Howard Street and the Southerly Terminus
  • Eastbound Howard Street between The Embarcadero and Spear Street
  • Southbound Embarcadero between Broadway and Harrison Street

 Various additional street closures will be required between 5 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. throughout the race route including in the Presidio and Golden Gate Park. A detailed list with suggested detours can be found at www.thesfmarathon.com.

 The following Muni routes and lines will be affected:

F Market                                 K Ingleside                            L Taraval

M Ocean View                      N Judah                                 T Third

1 California                           2 Clement                             5 Fulton

6 Parnassus                         9 San Bruno                         10 Townsend

12 Folsom/Pacific                14/14L Mission                     14L Mission Limited

19 Polk                                   22 Fillmore                            24 Divisadero

27 Bryant                               28 19th Avenue                   29 Sunset

31 Balboa                              33 Stanyan                           37 Corbett

38 Geary                                39 Coit                                   43 Masonic

44 O’Shaughnessy             47 Van Ness                         48 Quintara

49 Van Ness                         71 Haight/Noriega               76 Marin Headlands


Up Your Alley Fair

The Up Your Alley Street Fair will be held on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

  • ·      Folsom Street from 9th Street to 11th Street
  • ·      10th Street from Howard Street to Harrison Street
  • ·      Dore Street from Howard Street to Folsom Street
  • ·      Intersection: 10th Street and Folsom Street

 The following Muni routes will be affected.

  • ·      9 San Bruno
  • ·      12 Folsom
  • ·      19 Polk
  • ·      27 Bryant
  • ·      47 Van Ness
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