On Friday, several protests and rallies, both planned and spontaneous, will take place during and following the inauguration of the president-elect. San Francisco’s collective response will begin at 8 a.m. and go well into the evening.
Urban areas like Justin Herman Plaza, City Hall, Civic Center, Market Street, and the downtown area will all be affected.
Muni and BART riders should plan extra travel time and expect for service impacts if protests disrupt traffic.
As reported earlier, the Bridge Together protest along the Golden Gate Bridge take place on the eastern sidewalk and in the areas at both ends of the bridge. Parking lots will at both ends of the span will also be closed.
Per the Golden Gate Transit Authority:
On the South End:
- The Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center (at the south end of the Bridge) will be closed to personal vehicle traffic. Public transit buses, tour buses, ride-sharing vehicles, and accessible vehicles will be permitted to drop off and pick up passengers.
- The Battery East parking lot will have a just few ADA parking spots on a space-available basis.
- The Langdon Court parking lot will also be closed.
On the North End:
- Caltrans' parking lot at Vista Point Public will be managed by California Highway Patrol and restricted as necessary to accommodate the event.
- Dillingham parking lot will be closed to personal vehicle traffic. Ride-sharing and accessible vehicles will be permitted to drop off and pick up passengers.
According to SF MTA, “Organizers say they expect an attendance of up to 10,000 people. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, with impacts expected from 8 a.m. until at least 1 p.m.”
For real-time updates, follow SF MTA on Twitter or check out their alerts section.
We will continue to update this piece accordingly.
UPDATE: All Caltrains holding in San Francisco due to trespassers/protesters on the tracks.
Also, due to a protest outside Uber headquarters at Market between 10th and 11th, the 6, 7, 9, and 9R are blocked on Market. Lines have been rerouted to Mission.
#BreakingNews #SanFrancisco Protest underway right now on market st. between 10th and 11th. Traffic diverted and Muni rerouted pic.twitter.com/XPneFIiZ2m— Robin Winston (@RobinWinstonTV) January 20, 2017