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SF Getting 26 More Police Officers for Tourist SeasonSF Getting 26 More Police Officers for Tourist Season
By - posted 7/23/2021
Bay Area Updates, Travel

Mayor London Breed Announces SFPD Tourism Deployment Plan As San Francisco Readies For Reemerging Travel Season SFPD continues showcasing community policing reforms in deployment of 26 additional officers on bicycle and foot patrols to City’s high-traffic, iconic travel destinations Mayor London N. Breed last week announced details from San Francisco’s new community more...

Golden Gate Transit Resumes SF Ferry ServiceGolden Gate Transit Resumes SF Ferry Service
By - posted 6/24/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Reopening, Travel

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District’s ferry service to and from Sausalito resumed Wednesday after completing maintenance and repairs to the Sausalito float. Golden Gate Transit suspended Sausalito ferry service in March to temporarily remove and complete necessary maintenance on the float, which more...

SF Named 2021’s Best City for Your Summer "Vaxcation"SF Named 2021’s Best City for Your Summer “Vaxcation”
By - posted 6/22/2021
Bay Area Updates, Travel

Thanks to KTVU for sharing the news that Lawnstarter ranked San Francisco as the best city in America to have a summer vaxcation. What’s a “vaxcation”? Lawnstarter states “Just what it sounds like: a vacation for the COVID-vaccinated.” Lawnstarter compared the 200 biggest U.S. cities based on 30 key metrics. They factored more...

SFO Now Offers Free Vaccines to Anyone from Any CountrySFO Now Offers Free Vaccines to Anyone from Any Country
By - posted 6/17/2021
Bay Area Updates, Travel, Vaccines

SFO offers free COVID-19 vaccinations to everyone, 18 years or older, including arriving and departing passengers of any country. The J&J single dose vaccine is now available at the SFO Medical Clinic. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Eligibility requirements: At least 18 years of more...

SF's Cable Cars Are Coming Back w/ Free Rides in AugustSF’s Cable Cars Are Coming Back w/ Free Rides in August
By - posted 6/16/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Freebies, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, Travel

On the first day of California’s reopening, San Francisco city leaders on Tuesday announced updated plans to bring back the city’s public transit lines to full service, starting with its famed cable cars. Limited service along the cable cars is set to return in August, with Muni offering free rides on more...

CA's New Vaccine Giveaways: Free Vacations to SF, LA, SD + Palm SpringsCA’s New Vaccine Giveaways: Free Vacations to SF, LA, SD + Palm Springs
By - posted 6/16/2021
Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Travel, Vaccines

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation State officials introduced another COVID-19 vaccine incentive program Monday, offering six expenses-paid vacations throughout the state, including in San Francisco. The state will select six winners on July 1 for trips for four in San Francisco, Palm Springs, Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Diego. In more...

Fremont Ranks As Worst City In USA For 'Staycations'Fremont Ranks As Worst City In USA For ‘Staycations’
By - posted 6/10/2021
Bay Area Updates, Travel

The Bay Area’s fourth largest city is the worst city in the country for “staycations”, according to a new study from WalletHub. The financial advice site said Fremont is the last place one would want to be for a staycation, the reasons being having an average rating on swimming pools per more...

SF is Testing Out "Smart" Traffic Signals Prioritizing Transit & PeopleSF is Testing Out “Smart” Traffic Signals Prioritizing Transit & People
By - posted 6/2/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, City Insight, Only in San Francisco, Travel

Have you ever wondered how traffic signals could better balance the needs of all road users, whether driving, bicycling, walking or taking Muni? SFMTA is rolling out its Connected Corridor Pilot this month to use transit platform and traffic signal sensor data to inform signal timing adjustments. The pilot also aims to more...

Muni Plans to Reach 98% of San Francisco This AugustMuni Plans to Reach 98% of San Francisco This August
By - posted 5/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Travel

In August 2021, 98% of residents and 100% of equity neighborhoods could be within a ¼ mile of a Muni stop Following major service restorations on May 15, with the KT Ingleside-Third and N Judah Muni Metro rail service resuming, historic street cars returning and subways reopening, the SFMTA is already hard at work planning to more...

Starting July, San Francisco Bay Ferry Lowers FaresStarting July, San Francisco Bay Ferry Lowers Fares
By - posted 5/21/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Deals, Travel

San Francisco Bay Ferry just announced its offering discounted fares on all routes starting July 1. New temporary fares for all San Francisco Bay Ferry routes will go into effect on July 1, 2021. These fares are lower for a period of one year to incentivize a return to the ferry more...

Caltrain Considers Fare Changes As Part of Pandemic RecoveryCaltrain Considers Fare Changes As Part of Pandemic Recovery
By - posted 5/18/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Travel

By Astrid Casimire, Bay City News Foundation Caltrain will hold a public hearing to get feedback on a proposal to extend its monthly pass fare discount to 2023. Currently, a 20 percent discount on the monthly pass is in place through September 2021. The proposal — which would extend the more...

BART Increases Service & Reopens Station Entrances in JuneBART Increases Service & Reopens Station Entrances in June
By - posted 5/14/2021
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, Travel, What's Closed / What's Open

Riders are returning to BART. BART says its planning to increase service in June and then return to near pre-pandemic service and hours in September. Between June 1st and June 15th we will add 26 new weekday trips. This will expand 15-minute frequencies on the lines with the highest ridership: Yellow, more...

SF's Subway Stations Reopen & Historic Streetcars Return May 15SF’s Subway Stations Reopen & Historic Streetcars Return May 15
By - posted 5/11/2021
Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, Travel, What's Closed / What's Open

All San Francisco subway stations are scheduled to reopen Saturday for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced drastic cutbacks in service more than a year ago, according to city officials. In addition, Muni’s full F Market and Wharves route from Fisherman’s Wharf to Market and Castro streets will return more...

Two Major SF Streets Are Getting Carpool LanesTwo Major SF Streets Are Getting Carpool Lanes
By - posted 5/11/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Only in San Francisco, Travel

Temporary HOV lanes have just been approved for a historic pilot program in San Francisco. Muni buses and private vehicles with two or more occupants will soon see an innovative solution for San Francisco: High Occupancy Vehicle lanes (HOV) on city streets, approved by a 5-1 vote on April 20 by the more...

Free COVID-19 Vaccines at SFO (May 11-13)Free COVID-19 Vaccines at SFO (May 11-13)
By - posted 5/7/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Only in San Francisco, Travel, Vaccines

SFO just announced that they are offering free COVID-19 vaccinations in-terminal to anyone 16+, May 11-13. Yep, this is for anyone who books an appointment, even international travelers. SFO is partnering with Safeway Pharmacy to provide onsite vaccinations to anyone age 16 and older.* The public, including departing or arriving passengers, more...