Mission Bay News & Updates

Mission Bay Future Parks Workshop Sunday, June 2

Mission Bay Development Group invites you to join the first in a series of an interactive walking workshops which will focus on five future park parcels in Mission Bay

When: Sunday, June 2 · 2 – 4:30pm. Check in at 1:45pm.

Where: Mission Bay Commons Park at Mission Bay Boulevard North & Terry A Francois Boulevard (amphitheater/plaza at east end of park).

Site walk: Mission Bay Commons through the Parklab sites, from Parklab Gardens and Stagecoach Greens, to Spark Social and Urban Sprouts, to the soccer fields and fitness courts, to the two westernmost parcels near the 280 freeway flyover. Along the way you’ll stop to engage in community conversations and brainstorm ideas.

Registration is free, but space is limited. Register

3rd Street Quick Build Project SFMTA Outreach

A message from SFMTA:

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is planning to move forward with a project that is expected to involve the 3rd Street and Townsend corridors (adjacent to Oracle Park). The name of the project is the “3rd Street Quick-Build Project” and is focused on delivering improved safety for transit riders, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Staff from the City and SFMTA have asked that we pass along information about the project as they have been conducting an outreach program over the last few months.

3rd Street is on the City’s Vision Zero High-Injury Network and the 3rd Street Quick-Build Project project aims to improve bike network connectivity and make changes for pedestrian safety. The specific area that this project focuses on includes the 3rd Street corridor from the San Francisco Bay Trail to Townsend Street. This project will establish a two-way separated bikeway on the east side of 3rd Street between Lefty O’Doul/3rd Street Bridge and Townsend Street, providing a protected link for cyclists between the Bay Trail and Townsend Street, with connections to The Embarcadero. The scope of the project includes upgrading existing bike facilities, curb management changes, and pedestrian safety improvements with the goal of delivering transportation safety and comfort on the project corridor for all users. The project will actively analyze collision patterns on the corridor and propose designs that address safety issues for future improvements.

A “quick-build project” are traffic safety improvements that can be installed relatively quickly and are intended to be evaluated and reviewed shortly upon construction. The design and construction of these quick-build treatments would be delivered completely by SFMTA and City staff. The staff of SFMTA spent recent weeks conducting a door-to-door outreach program to inform neighbors about the project. Below are two resources to learn more about the project. If you have any questions related to the project or the extensive outreach efforts, please contact Elizabeth Chen at SFMTA by email ([email protected]) or phone (415-646-2328).

Project Overview: Click Link Here

Engagement Memo (w/ Survey): Click Link Here

MUNI Service Changes

Starting January 20 2024, MUNI is adjusting service on some routes, including service frequency increases, decreases, and stop changes. See full list.

Mission Bay stop changes:

  1. Near the 4th and King streets Caltrain Station, new stops are being added at 3rd and Brannan streets (inbound) and 4th and Berry streets (outbound) to create a new connection for riders looking to transfer between Muni and Caltrain.
  2. The existing 4th St & King St stop served by the T Third Bus and 91 3rd Street bus will be relocated a half-block south to help with congestion at the 4th and King streets intersection.


January 1 BART Fare Changes

Fare Increase: On Monday, January 1, 2024, BART fares will increase by 5.5%. The average fare will increase by 23 cents. You can calculate new fares by selecting a January 1 date using BART’s Trip Planner and online Fare Calculator.

Discount Increase: Clipper START discount will increase from 20% to 50%. Low income riders will now pay half the regular fee on BART.

BART Discounts

  • Youth 5-18 years old get 50% off with a Youth Clipper card.
  • Seniors 65 and over get 62.5% off with a Senior Clipper card.
  • Low-income riders get 50% off starting Jan. 1, 2024, through the regional Clipper START program, available to adult riders earning 200% or less of the federal poverty level.
  • The RTC Clipper card is a version of Clipper created for passengers under 65 with qualifying disabilities for 62.5% off fares.
  • BART offers a “High-Value Discount.” Adult Clipper cards get a 6.25% discount on cash value rides by buying $48 worth of value for $45 or $64 worth of value for $60 when autoload is set up.

New Real Time Predictions App

To bring you more reliable predictions, starting November 27, 2023, MB Shuttle’s Real-time Predictions will be provided on the Trakk App.

Please be sure to update your mobile device on November 27th:
2. From your device, visit https://www.missionbaytma.org/
3. Click the Real-Time Predictions button

Bookmark missionbaytma.org/real-time-predictions-map for future reference.  As of 11/27/23, the DoubleMap App will no longer be available for the Mission Bay Shuttle. You may wish to uninstall it from your device.

For help using the new Real-Time Predictions page, visit: https://www.missionbaytma.org/real-time-predictions-how-to


Large Event Traffic Restrictions

Expect shuttle delays as large events (attendance over 10,000) begin or end due to street closures and traffic congestion.

 Parking restrictions:

    • Parking meter rates convert to a higher amount:
      View current schedule
    • Parking is prohibited on a number of streets immediately around the arenas. View map
    • Some metered parking converts to tow-away zones during events.

 Event Day Street Closures (10,000+ attendance):

 Chase Center:

  • Two hours before until one hour after each event:
    -16th St, between 3rd St and Terry Francois Blvd
    -Warriors Way, between 3rd St and Terry Francois Blvd
    -Northbound Illinois St, between Mariposa and 16th St, will be local access only
  • Additional street closure 30 minutes before until 45 minutes after each event:
    -Northbound 3rd St, between 16th St and Warriors Way
  • View street closure map

Oracle Park:

  • Two and a half hours before the opening pitch, the SFMTA will close eastbound King Street between 3rd and 2nd streets to vehicle traffic. King Street will reopen after first pitch until the seventh inning.
  • From the seventh inning until post-game traffic dies down, the SFMTA will again close eastbound King Street between 3rd and 2nd streets to vehicle traffic in order to reduce congestion on city streets.
  • Additionally, the northbound portion of the 4th Street Bridge (Peter R. Maloney Bridge) will be closed to all traffic except Muni, taxis and bicycles during the post-game period.

New BikeLink app for easy bike parking at BART Stations

The new BikeLink mobile app can be used instead of a pre-paid BikeLink card to access and pay for elockers:

  • The app lets users put time on the meter and open the door to park their bike inside.
  • BikeLink cards will continue to work.
  • New users can start with a minimum of $5 on their BikeLink account.
  • (BikeLink card balance and the BikeLink app balance are not connected.)
  • elockers are available at 40 BART stations


BART Mask Requirement Ends October 2nd

BART’s current mask requirement ends October 1st. The first day masks will not be required is October 2nd.

BART strongly encourages riders to continue to wear masks in the system. Free masks will continue to be available at Station Agent booths and from BART PD personnel.

BART may reimpose a mask mandate within the paid areas of the BART system if any of the following conditions are met:

  • A local health officer reinstates indoor masking in any of the five counties served by BART (Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara)
  • The California Department of Public Health reinstates an indoor masking requirement.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or Transportation Security Administration imposes a masking mandate.
  • Any U.S. metropolitan area outside the Bay Area experiences a COVID-19 surge as defined by the CDC. A surge is defined as any spike in case reports that may overwhelm the local points of care.


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