SFMTA Encourages Fans to take Public Transportation to Parade and Celebration for the World Champion San Francisco Giants
Release date: October 29, 2012
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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all surface transportation in the City including the Municipal Railway (Muni), encourages baseball fans to take public transportation to the parade and Civic Center celebration for the World Champion San Francisco Giants.
The parade will begin on Wednesday at 11 a.m. from Market and Steuart streets, travel west on Market Street, turn right onto McAllister Street and proceed west to City Hall.
The parade route will be closed to traffic beginning at approximately 9:30 a.m. until the parade clears and the area has been swept.
The following street closures will be in effect starting at 9:30 a.m.:
No traffic or cross traffic will be allowed on Market Street between Steuart Street and Van Ness Avenue after 9:30 a.m. and will re-open at approximately 5 p.m.
San Francisco police estimates two hours for the duration of the parade.
The Civic Center parking garage will be closed to general parking beginning at 9 a.m., Wednesday until the end of the celebration. Monthly Civic Center parking pass holders will be admitted until 9 a.m. but not allowed out until after the surrounding streets have re-opened.
Fans are strongly encouraged to take public transportation including BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans, and ferries to this event as parking and traffic will be extremely difficult. For regional transit information please visit www.511.org. For Muni information please visit www.sfmta.com.
All Muni Metro trains will stop at Civic Center station for the celebration and Parade, as well as at Embarcadero, Montgomery and Powell stations for the parade. The SFMTA will schedule six additional Metro shuttles to supplement the existing Metro service.
The additional service will begin at approximately 10 a.m. and continue until the event clears at the Civic Center.
The following Muni lines and routes will be affected:
Motorists and transit riders should allow extra travel time as delays or detours are expected on Muni routes and lines not listed above.
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