While traffic in Mission Bay promises only get worse when the Chase Center opens, new ferry service in the area will, hopefully, alleviate some of the vehicular congestion.
An interim ferry landing and ferry service for the eastern neighborhood will go into service this fall at Chase Center. The ferry service will only happen during special events (like Cher’s or Celine Dion’s upcoming concerts) and Warriors basketball season on October 1, 2019.
The new Mission Bay interim ferry landing will at Pier 48½ in Mission Bay.
When it opens, it will be able to harbor ferries from San Francisco Bay Ferry and Golden Gate Ferry, and will serve the Oakland-Alameda, South San Francisco, and Larkspur ferry routes.
The new terminal will also be within one block of the T Third line.
Pending the permitting process, construction will start in August. It will cost an estimated $500,000. Operation is estimated to start from October 1, 2019 through 2021 when the permanent ferry landing is finished.
“We need to continue to invest in our transportation infrastructure so that we can have a successful opening of Chase Center that also works for the Mission Bay neighborhood and residents,” said Mayor Breed in a written statement. “While we wait for the long-term ferry landing that will serve the community year-round, this interim ferry service will help us address congestion during Warriors game and other special events.”
A permanent ferry landing is slated to open in 2021 to serve Mission Bay.