Pro Tip: Take Transit into San Francisco this week

There’s a lot happening this week in San Francisco.

My advice: Take transit into the city if you plan to visit any of these events.

San Francisco events October 2-7 2012

Image from KGO, which has a clickable version of this map to show traffic hotspots and your transit choices.

Fleet Week Transportation Guide highlights transit options into and around San Francisco and a full page of cycling information. Under “Parking Info,” the guide advises “Transit, walking and cycling are the easiest ways to get to the waterfront for this weekend’s events. Parking near the waterfront will be strictly managed to avoid congestion.

The America’s Cup Transportation Page says:

A robust set of transportation options is in place to help you enjoy the America’s Cup without needing a car– you can get to the races by foot, bike, or transit. Visit 511.org/americascup to plan your trip in advance.

On weekends, enhanced transit service will mean more frequent buses and trains. Get real-time transit departures from 511. Download the Muni Visitors Guide for the weekend of October 6-7 here.

Parking near the America’s Cup event locations will be extremely limited and most parking in this area will be subject to higher event pricing.

If you choose to drive, please park at one of the identified satellite parking lots and then take transit to the race.

Forget about having exact change– use the Clipper Card to ride BART, AC Transit, Muni, Golden Gate buses and ferries, Caltrain, VTA buses and light rail, SamTrans, and the Bay Ferry.

Biking is a terrific option for viewing the America’s Cup races; see the bike map for key routes that connect to event viewing locations, and to find bike rental and free bike valet parking locations. Plan your biking trip from anywhere in the Bay Area with the 511 BikeMapper.

Something like 40,000 people are also in San Francisco for Oracle Open World, which provides four pages of information on hotel shuttles in their transportation guide, two pages of detailed BART guidance, a walking map, and no driving and parking directions at all.

2 Comments

  • saimin
    October 3, 2012 - 10:39 am | Permalink

    Expect Caltrain to be overloaded, especially the bicycle cars.

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