Thursday, June 23, 2011

Powell Street Promenade is Coming Soon!

The Powell Street Promenade is now being installed on the blocks of Powell Street between Geary and Ellis.The Promenade will be an extension of the sidewalks into the parking lane creating more seating and pedestrian enjoyment in a more open and inviting space. Vehicles and Cable Cars will still have a lane of traffic in both directions, and white zones in front of the hotels will remain open. The Promenade will be occupying the parking meter spots and yellow zone spaces.

The Promenade is a public-private partnership with the Union Square Business Improvement District, Audi and the City of San Francisco. It should be finished in early July and will be in place for years. I am really looking forward to it. I think it will be a great addition to the area and make the pedestrian experience much more enjoyable.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cable Car Shut Down June 1-5

Here is the story on the shut down:

Effective Wednesday, June 1 to Sunday, June 5
Complete Shutdown of the SFMTA Cable Car System
Muni Bus Shuttles to Substitute for All Cable Car Lines

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) reminds customers, merchants and neighbors that work continues on the two Powell cable car lines and California line. Upon completion of the third and final shutdown as part of the Cable Car System Improvement Project the City’s beloved cable car system will feature new technology and improved quality, reliability, maintenance and safety.
This third shutdown, a shutdown of the entire Cable Car system, will take place Wednesday, June 1 through Sunday, June 5.
Muni bus shuttles will operate in lieu of cable cars for the entire length of the Powell-Hyde, Powell-Mason and California Cable Car Lines. Customers can get on and off the bus shuttle at all regular stops except those in or around the construction areas as posted.
What to expect:
No cable cars will run during the shutdown
Temporary removal of a limited number of parking spaces along the shuttle bus routes
Shuttle buses between Ellis & Powell, Francisco & Taylor and Beach & Hyde streets during all hours of service
The Regular Muni Fare of $2 ($0.75 Youth/Seniors/Disabled) will apply. Transfers will be provided
A Safer and more reliable cable car system

For more information about the Cable Car System Improvement Project and transportation alternatives, please visit or call 311.
We appreciate your understanding and patience as we improve your Muni system.