June 30, 2022

Transit preparations being made for Sunday’s San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Transit companies are beginning to make preparations for Sunday’s Pride Parade. The occasion makes its return to San Francisco following a two-year hiatus as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

A number of streets are set to be closed Thursday, with lots extra coming Friday and Saturday.

Fulton between Larkin and Hyde streets will closed beginning Thursday morning in addition to Grove avenue between Polk and Larkin.

The barricades used for the Warriors’ championship parade stay on market avenue and will probably be used once more for Sunday.

BART can be making loads of preparations for Sunday. The Pride Parade is normally one of many busiest days for the transit service.

“With kind of the nice weather forecast and people not being able to go the last couple of years we are expecting a really fun day,” stated Jim Allison with BART. “This year is kind of different because we have five line service on Sundays now so we are hoping to provide even better service than we have in the past.”

In years previous, Pride Sunday has been BART’s busiest Sunday service.

The Warriors parade was BART’s busiest day since March 2020, and this Sunday’s parade ought to be comparable.

“It is a good reason to use public transportation to get to something that is big and crowded,” Allison stated. “We think it shows the value of public transportation.”

BART is asking riders utilizing clipper to verify they’ve worth on the cardboard earlier than Sunday. They are saying this can assist folks keep away from any potential points with the cell app, and reduce down on strains at stations downtown.

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