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Here Are the San Francisco Street Closures, Transit Changes During President Biden’s Visit Today

Written by George KellyPublished Sep. 27, 2023 • 8:30am
President Joe Biden delivers remarks Aug.10, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. | Official White House Photo by Erin Scott
President Joe Biden delivers remarks Aug. 10, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. | Source: | Official White House Photo by Erin Scott

Parking, driving and public transit in San Francisco will be affected in Nob Hill, Chinatown and parts of Downtown through Wednesday evening as President Joe Biden makes several stops around the Bay Area.

The president was due to attend several fundraisers on the Peninsula and at a meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology in San Francisco.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will close multiple streets, alter several Muni streetcar and bus lines, and move over 53 public transit pick-up/drop-off spots through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The Powell/Hyde and Powell/Mason cable car lines will be replaced with buses north of the Powell Street cable car turnaround, while the 1 California cable car line's route will be truncated.

A map showing street closures Tuesday and Wednesday in parts of Chinatown and Downtown San Francisco | Courtesy SFMTA
This map shows street closures Tuesday and Wednesday in parts of Chinatown and Downtown San Francisco. | Courtesy SFMTA | Source: Dalton, Schad

These Streets Will Be Closed Through 6 p.m. Wednesday:

  • California Street between Mason and Stockton streets
  • Sacramento Street between Mason and Powell streets
  • Mason Street between California and Clay streets
  • Powell Street between California and Clay streets

These Intersections Will Be Closed Through 6 p.m. Wednesday

  • California Street at Mason, Powell and Stockton streets
  • Sacramento Street at Mason and Powell streets

Muni Service Changes

These cable car lines will run altered routes:

Along Powell Street, buses will run along these stops, replacing cable cars:

Inbound to Powell & Market: From Powell & Jackson via Jackson, Mason, Washington, Powell, Clay, Stockton, Ellis to temporary terminal

Outbound to Fisherman's Wharf: From Ellis & Powell via Powell, Pine, Leavenworth, Washington, Powell to temporary terminal at Jackson.

See a complete list of route changes and alternate stop locations on the SFMTA’s website.

George Kelly can be reached at gkelly@sfstandard.com


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