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Bay Area’s March for Our Lives 2018: Routes, street closures, and more

What to expect from Saturday’s rallies for gun control

Sandy Shieh, a student at San Francisco’s Lincoln High School, holds a sign during a rally and march against gun violence at the Civic Center Plaza.
Sandy Shieh, a student at San Francisco’s Lincoln High School, holds a sign during a rally and march against gun violence at the Civic Center Plaza.
Photo by AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Hundreds of thousands of people across the country will march Saturday, March 24 to advocate for gun control following a Florida high school shooting that killed 17. According to the March For Our Lives website, the purpose of the event is to “come together to support the national movement calling on lawmakers to make students’ safety a priority and pass common sense gun legislation.”

While the D.C. event is the primary one—roughly 500,000 people are anticipated to attend—there will be more than 800 satellite marches around the country. The San Francisco event will kick off at 1 p.m. with speakers, while Oakland’s will start at 10 a.m. Start times will vary at each march.

Traffic in San Francisco will be sluggish around the Market Street, Civic Center, and the Embarcadero. According to SF MTA, “The event will stage a rally at Civic Center Plaza at 1 p.m. followed by a march at 2:30 p.m. from Civic Center Plaza to Market Street ending at Embarcadero Plaza (formerly Justin Herman Plaza). The march may not completely clear Market Street until 5 p.m. All times are subject to change.”

More details will follow. Until then, here are the times and locations of the Bay Area marches/rallies happening on Saturday:

SF

San Francisco

Time: Saturday, March 24, 1 p.m.

Location: Civic Center Plaza, 335 McAllister, San Francisco - RSVP

Parade route: Starts at Civic Center and end at the Embarcadero. Please use BART or Muni to get to and from the event. Market will be closed during the march beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Map of the march route:

San Francisco march route.
Map via SFMTA

What’s the easiest way to get to Civic Center Plaza?

Use the Market Street underground Muni, then get off at Civic Center Station. Also, a special 30/45 SoMa shuttle will also operate in a loop between Caltrain Station and Mission Street until the march is finished.

Muni routes affected by the march:

  • F Market & Wharves, 1 p.m. - Streetcar service will only be on the Embarcadero. Market Street service will be operated by a bus. Reroute onto Mission Street between The Embarcadero and Van Ness Ave.
  • 2 Sutter/Clement, 1 p.m. - Switchback will begin at Kearny and follow the 3 Jackson route. The stop nearest to Market Street is Sutter and Sansome.
  • 5 Fulton, 8:30 a.m. - Switchback will begin at Van Ness. The stop nearest Market Street is Van Ness Ave & McAllister.
  • 6 Haight/Parnassus, 1 p.m. - Reroute onto Mission Street between Van Ness Ave and the Embarcadero. Use 14/14R stops on Mission.
  • 7 Haight/Noriega, 1 p.m. - Reroute onto Mission Street between Van Ness Ave and the Embarcadero. Use 14/14R stops on Mission.
  • 8 Bayshore, 2 p.m. - Reroute will be along Mission, the Embarcadero, Washington and California (to Fisherman’s Wharf) or Clay (to City College).
  • 9 San Bruno, 1 p.m. - Reroute onto Mission Street between Van Ness Ave and the Embarcadero. Use 14/14R stops on Mission.
  • 10 Townsend, 2 p.m. Reroute will be along Mission, The Embarcadero, Washington and Sacramento (to Pacific Heights) or Clay (to General Hospital).
  • 12 Folsom/Pacific, 2 p.m. - Reroute will be along Mission, the Embarcadero, Washington and Sacramento (to Russian Hill) or Clay (to The Mission).
  • 19 Polk, noon - Reroute will be along Mission, Van Ness and Golden Gate (to Fisherman’s Wharf) or Turk (to Hunters Point).
  • 21 Hayes, noon - Reroute will be along Van Ness and Mission.
  • 27 Bryant, 2 p.m. - Reroute will be along Mission, Van Ness and Eddy (to Russian Hill) or Turk (to Hunters Point).
  • 30 Stockton, 1:30 p.m. - Switchback will begin at Post. The stop nearest to Market Street is Kearny and Sutter
  • 31 Balboa, 1 p.m. - Switchback will begin at Mason. The stop nearest to Market Street is Eddy and Mason.
  • 38 Geary and 38R Geary Rapid, 2 p.m. - Switchback will begin at Grant. The stop nearest to Market Street is O’Farrell and Grant.
  • 45 Union/Stockton, 1:30 p.m. - Switchback will begin at Post. The stop nearest to Market Street is Kearny and Sutter.

Here are the location and times of other marches happening in the Bay Area:

Peninsula

Burlingame

Time: Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m.

Location: 850 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame - RSVP

Pacifica

Time: Saturday, March 24, 9:30 a.m.

Location: 5000 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacifica - RSVP

Redwood City

Time: Saturday, March 24, 1 p.ml

Location: 2200 Broadway, Redwood City - RSVP

San Jose

Time: Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m.

Location: 200 E Santa Clara Street, San Jose - RSVP

San Mateo

Time: Saturday, March 24, 12:00 PM

Location: 2720 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo - RSVP

East Bay

Alameda

Time: Saturday, March 24, noon

Location: 1500 Park Street, Alameda - RSVP

Oakland

Time: Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m.

Location: 1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland - RSVP

Parade route: Per the website, “At the end of the Oakland rally, we will all march/BART to San Francisco to join forces with them at 1 p.m. At the end of their program (around 2:45), we will all march together in solidarity.”

Richmond/West County

Time: Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m.

Location: 1300 Nevin Avenue, Richmond - RSVP

San Leandro

Time: Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m.

Location: 250 Dutton Avenue, San Leandro - RSVP

Marin

Napa

Time: Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m.

Location: 2425 Jefferson, Napa - RSVP

Novato

Time: Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m.

Location: 901 Sherman Avenue, Novato - RSVP

Santa Rosa

Time: Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m.

Location: 600-636 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa - RSVP

Sonoma Valley

Time: Saturday, March 24, noon

Location: 453 First Street East, Sonoma - RSVP