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Welcome to San Francisco and an exciting series of waterfront events in the summer of 2013. The main event viewing areas are along San Francisco’s northern and eastern waterfront, including America’s Cup Village at Marina Green and America’s Cup Park at Piers 27/29. Together with the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Committee (BCDC) the 34th America’s Cup offers temporary public access areas and free bleacher seats for use during the 34th America’s Cup in 2013. Further information is available at sfgov.org/americascup, 511.org/americascup, and sf311.org.
Free public access to the waterfront is available at Piers 19, 23, 30/32, America’s Cup Village at Marina Green and America’s Cup Park at Piers 27/29. All of the waterfront locations can be reached via public transit, bike or by foot. Roads along the northern waterfront will be very busy and parking will be strictly managed to avoid local congestion. This guide will help you plan your trip to San Francisco and move around the city with a minimum of hassle.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is the easiest and most convenient way to get into the city from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or Oakland International Airport (OAK). Simply walk or take the free AirTrain to SFO’s International Terminal to access BART. BART trains depart from the airport for San Francisco every 15 minutes from approximately 4 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. during the week; 6 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. on Saturdays; and from 8 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. on Sundays. Board the Pittsburg/Bay Point train to access any of the four downtownSan Francisco stations shared with the Muni Metro system: Civic Center, Powell Street, Montgomery Street and Embarcadero. From OAK, take AirBart to the Coliseum Station and board any San Francisco-bound train. For schedules and real-time information online, go to bart.gov. You can also check 511.org, or call 511. A one-way ticket from SFO to downtown is $8.25 and is a short 30-minute ride. SFO round-trip tickets can be purchased in advance at www.bart.gov to avoid lines at the stations. From downtown San Francisco, you can find additional transit options (buses, ferries and streetcars) above ground.
From Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) offers Airport Flyer, a connector service to/from SJC, BART, and Caltrain.
San Francisco is rich in transit options. If you’re planning on entering the city from the East Bay, Marin County, Silicon Valley or the Peninsula, there are a range of options you can choose from, including BART, AC Transit, Golden Gate Transit and multiple ferry services. Visit 511.org/americascup or call 511 for transit trip planning and real-time transit departures.
Wherever you’re going in the Bay Area, start with 511. Depending on your starting point and destination, some trips will require a combination of transit providers. 511 is the easiest way to plan your trip anywhere in the region and compare route and schedule information for all Bay Area transit operators. 511 also provides real-time transit departures for BART, Muni and more. For regional transit information, use 511.org/americascup, call 511, or download the 511 SF Bay Transit App for iPhone and Android. For San Francisco customer service assistance, call 311.
The specially-marked transit connection points on the map indicate where Muni, Golden Gate Transit buses and the PresidiGo shuttles all connect to give you more frequent travel options from the waterfront viewing locations to BART, Muni Metro or Caltrain. Each of these services accepts the Clipper card, allowing you to easily reach your desired destinations quickly.
Should you choose to ride San Francisco’s world famous cable cars, the Powell-Mason Line, the Powell-Hyde Line and the California Line all terminate near the waterfrontand can easily be reached by BART, Muni and Golden Gate Transit.
Use the Clipper card as your passport to the following Bay Area transit services:
The Clipper card is the Bay Area’s all-in-one, reloadable transit card. Purchase aClipper card at most Walgreens, Bay Crossings (Ferry Building), My Transit Plus(at the Embarcadero BART or the Montgomery BART station) and downtown San Francisco BART/ Muni stations. You can purchase a commemorative America’s Cup Clipper card at the 34th America’s Cup Park Store at the America’s Cup Park at Piers 27/29, the Ferry Building or the Clipper Customer Service kiosk at the Embarcadero BART. You can add value to your Clipper card at any BART or Muni ticket vending machine or online. A full list of retail locations and additional details about the card are available at www.clippercard.com.
To use Clipper, tap your Clipper card to the card readers located in transit stations or vehicles and Clipper will automatically acknowledge your pass or deduct the correct fare, and electronically encode any eligible transfer to your card. Please note: You are required to tap your card when you get on and off Caltrain, BART and Golden Gate Transit buses.
Muni offers extra service on several bus lines that serve the waterfront during this summer.For example, you can take the limited-stop Market-Marina Shuttle (MM) on Grove Street from the Civic Center BART station to Marina Green. You can also hop on the 47 from Caltrain to the Marina. And, enjoy views of the waterfront on the Market-Pier 39 Shuttle (MP), E or F line to Fisherman’s Wharf. A Marina-Pier 27 Shuttle (MS) from the America’s Cup Park at Pier 27/29 to the America’s Cup Village at Marina Green will also be available on most weekends and race days. Cable cars will be very crowded, but note that the California Cable Car Line near the Ferry Building and Embarcadero BART generally has a much shorter wait than the lines on Powell Street. For real-time updates and current locations of Muni buses and trains, use NextMuni. Valid Proof of Payment (a valid bus transfer, monthly pass, limited use ticket, Muni Passport or Clipper card) is required on Muni and you may enter through any door with valid Proof of Payment. If you enter any Muni vehicle with a Clipper card, make sure to tap the card reader upon entering. If you do not have a transfer, pass, limited use ticket or Clipper card on hand, you must enter through the front doors of the vehicle to pay your cash fare.
For ADA eligible Paratransit customers, paratransit service will be provided to both the America’s Cup Village at Marina Green and the America’s Cup Park at Pier 27/29. Please call 415.351.7000 for more information.
Additional bus service will be provided on race days and peak weekends – direct access to/from shuttle please see the table below for days of service for the special service shuttles.
Transit, walking and cycling are the easiest ways to get to the waterfront for this summer’s events. Parking near the waterfront will be strictly managed to avoid congestion.
If you choose to drive, we have designated a number of event parking lots accessible by transit to reach the waterfront. They are labeled A through G on the map (in grey) and are located near transit lines and bicycle paths.
San Francisco, a League of American Bicyclists Gold Level Bicycle City, offers dozens of miles of bikeways. Recommended routes for the summer are: Polk Street, from Civic Center to Aquatic Park, and the Embarcadero from the Ferry Building to the northern waterfront.
All Muni buses have bike racks on the front. Be sure to make eye contact with the Operator and let him or her know that you will be stepping in front of the vehicle to load or remove your bike. Only folding bikes are allowed on Muni Metro lines. Please practice safe bicycling. Obey all traffic laws, wear a helmet, use hand signals and turn on lights at dusk and during night time.
Golden Gate Transit and Ferry, San Francisco Bay Ferry, BART, AC Transit and Caltrain allow you to bring your bike onboard at most times. Learn more at www.goldengatetransit.org/ services/bikes.php, www.bart.gov/bikes or www.caltrain.com/riderinfo/Bicycles.html or learn more about bringing bikes on transit at http://bicycling.511.org/infrastructure/transit.aspx.
People on bikes must follow all traffic laws; find out more along with bicycling safety tips at www.bicycling.511.org/safety/.
Several bike rental locations are conveniently located near transit and Fisherman’s Wharf. Some of the identified bike rental locations include Justin Herman Plaza (adjacent to the Ferry Building), Union Square, Marina Green and Golden Gate Park (behind the Bandshell and along JFK Drive).
Valet Bicycle Parking will be provided by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition at two locations. The first location is on Marina Boulevard at Webster Street at the America’s Cup Village at Marina Green. The second location is at Pier 23 next to the America’s Cup Park at Piers 27/29.
Valet bike parking hours of operation are 10am – 7pm on the following dates:
July 4 Thursday
July 5 Friday
July 6 Saturday
July 7 Sunday
July 13 Saturday
July 14 Sunday
July 20 Saturday
July 21 Sunday
July 27 Saturday
July 28 Sunday
August 6 Tuesday
August 7 Wednesday
August 9 Friday
August 10 Saturday
August 12 Monday
August 17 Saturday
August 18 Sunday
August 21 Wednesday
August 24 Saturday
August 25 Sunday
September 1 Sunday
September 2 Monday
September 3 Tuesday
September 4 Wednesday
September 7 Saturday
September 8 Sunday
September 9 Tuesday
September 14 Saturday
September 15 Sunday
September 17 Tuesday
*Outside of these dates, there will be no valet services, but bike parking is available at both sites.
Find bike maps for San Francisco and the surrounding areas at www.sfbike.org/maps.
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For Muni route, schedule, fare and accessible services information anytime: Visit www.sfmta.com or contact 311
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