With Citywide Demonstrations, SFMTA Issues Weekend Transit Advisory

After the National Park Service formally approved a permit for the Patriot Prayer event at Crissy Field this Saturday, SMFTA is preparing for a busy weekend with reroutes and street closures across the city.

That also includes cable cars and F-line streetcars, which will be out of service and replaced by Muni buses on Saturday.

"This is really based on the recommendation of safety experts," SFMTA spokesperson Paul Rose told Hoodline content partner ABC7. "What we have seen around the country, [...] these events can turn into a violent situation and we want to make sure that we are keeping everyone safe."

Photo: Orin Zebest/Flickr

Crissy Field won't be the only affected area.

Multiple demonstrations, rallies and marches in the city are planned and according to Muni, the two primary gathering points are at Crissy Field and Civic Center Plaza.

SFMTA advises using public transit, walking, riding a bike or hailing a taxi whenever possible.

Supplemental subway service is expected; in the Civic Center area, no street closures are currently planned, but parking won't be allowed on the streets around the plaza.

In the Presidio and the Marina, no Muni service will be available on Saturday, starting at noon. The 76X-Marin Headlands line will be out of service for the whole day and The 28-19th Avenue line will not serve the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza.

Update, 9:18pm: Riders can now expect service to the Marina tomorrow. 

ATTN: #SFMuni will operate regular svc to the Marina tom. The 76X will be in svc. Motor Coaches will provide Cable Car & #FMarket svc.

— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) August 26, 2017

Some lines—including the 22-Fillmore, 28-19th Avenue, 30-Stockton, 43-Masonic and 45-Union/Stockton—will see re-routes; some may get re-routed depending on conditions. That includes E-Embarcadero, F-Market & Wharves, 5-Fulton, 19-Polk and 21-Hayes.

After the Crissy Field events, Muni bus shuttles will be available from the Marina Boulevard to the Ferry Building.

Update, 9:27pm: Patriot Prayer has now cancelled the rally at Crissy Field. We will update this article with changes to Muni service as we hear more.

On Sunday, the annual San Francisco Giant Race will also take place.

The half marathon, 10K and 5K races will follow a route along The Embarcadero, Fisherman's Wharf and the Marina. While the half marathon and 10K races will start at 7am, the 5K race will start a bit later at 10:50am.

Runners will start just south of the AT&T Park and they will continue north on The Embarcadero, then west along Fisherman’s Wharf, through Fort Mason and the Presidio, and then return on the same route.

Street closures along the route will be put in place and several Muni lines such as the Cable Car, E-Embarcadero, F-Market & Wharves, KT-Ingleside/Third Street, N-Judah among others will be affected as well.

The 10K route map. | Picture: San Francisco Giant Race 

For those traveling on Van Ness Avenue on Saturday early morning, SFMTA also announces work scheduled from approximately 10pm on Friday to 6am on Saturday.

Workers will remove existing traffic stripping and delineate new lanes on Van Ness between Grove and Bush streets as well as from Washington to Lombard streets.

For real time updates SFMTA recommends to follow their Twitter account or to check out their transit alerts.

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