Excelsior Sunday Streets, October 16, 2016, 11am to 4pm
Route & Map
Sunday Streets in the Excelsior will take place on Sunday October 16, 11am to 4pm on Mission St between Theresa/Avalon and Geneva Ave. As in years past, Sunday Streets will coincide with the Excelsior Arts and Music Festival at the Persia Triangle.
Activities and more
Each year we collaborate with the Excelsior Festival to bring a day of fun to the community that is enticing for locals and neighborhood visitors alike. We’ll update this webpage closer to the event with specific information about programming and activities planned along the route. Come back to download the activity guide listing all of the fun things happening at Sunday Streets. For more information about the Excelsior Festival, visit excelsiorfestival.org.
Attend a Community Meeting
Sunday Streets staff will host community meetings prior to the event. These are great opportunities to share your ideas on what you would like to see at Sunday Streets, want to learn more about getting involved, or have questions about how the event may impact you.
Click here to see the Community Planning Meeting schedule for your neighborhood or email email@example.com for more information.
How to participate
Each Sunday Streets is made possible with the support and dedication of dozens of volunteers. From event prep and neighborhood outreach to staffing the event, there’s something for everyone. Click the links below to sign up for any of these opportunities:
- Sunday Streets in the Excelsior: Sunday, October 16, various 2.5-hour shifts between 9:30 a.m. & 5 p.m.
- Neighborhood Outreach: Thursday, August 25 and Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Volunteer Orientation: Monday, October 10 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Sign Posting: Wednesday, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Monthly Volunteer Movie Night: Wednesday, September 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Host an Activity! All activities that take place at Sunday Streets are offered at no cost to participants, and are led by community organizations, local merchant or neighborhood groups, individuals and Sunday Streets partners who graciously donate their time to make each event so special.
The deadline to register host an activity at the Excelsior Sunday Streets is Friday, September 30, 2016. For more information about hosting an activity and to register, visit the activity partner page on this website or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on participating in the Excelsior Festival, visit excelsiorfestival.org.
We strongly encourage biking, walking, or taking public transportation to get to Sunday Streets when possible.
MUNI: For trip planning and other Muni-related info, go to www.sfmta.com. Bikes are allowed on front racks of buses. The Excelsior Sunday Streets route is served by the following MUNI lines:
- 8x, 43, 54, 88 on Geneva
- 44 on Silver (north of the route)
- J, K, M rail lines on San Jose (approximately ½ mile west of the route)
Visit sfmta.com/alerts the week before the event for updated information on any MUNI lines that will be rerouted during the event. The following MUNI line will be re-routed from the normal route during Sunday Streets but still provide access near to the route:
- 14 re-routed from Mission St to Alemany
- 29 re-routed from Mission St (between Geneva and Persia), exact reroute TBD
- 49 re-routed from Mission St (between Ocean and Theresa), exact reroute TBD
- 52 re-routed from Mission St (between Excelsior and Brazil), exact reroute TBD
BART: Take BART to the Balboa Park or Glen Park BART stations. The Balboa Park station is just a few short blocks from the southern end of the Sunday Streets route and the Glen Park station is just a few blocks from the northern end of the route. Bikes are allowed on BART trains at all times. For trip planning, go to www.bart.gov. For more information about bikes on BART, go to www.bart.gov/guide/bikes.
BIKE: Get in the spirit for Sunday Streets by biking there! Go to: www.sfbike.org to download a bike map to help find a flat, bike-friendly route from your area or the nearest transit stop to Sunday Streets. Got a long way to go? Shorten the trip by taking transit part of the way. Muni buses have bike racks for 2 bikes, BART and Caltrain both allow bikes on board.
By Car: Should you chose to drive, be aware that the Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 8am and no stopping or parking is allowed on the streets after that (even if you’re just stopping for a moment for a cup of coffee). There are no large parking lots or garages near the route. Sunday Streets strongly encourages participants to bike, walk or take transit to the event.
Detours and Parking Changes
Parking Changes & Towing Information:
The Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 8am. The route includes Mission St between Geneva and Theresa/Avalon. No stopping or parking is allowed on this street between 8am and 4pm (even if you’re just stopping for a quick cup of coffee, your car may be towed).
Detours & Local Access
The street will begin closing to vehicle traffic starting at 10:00am, and will remain closed to vehicle traffic until 4pm.
- Vehicle traffic will be allowed to cross the Sunday Streets route via Ocean/Persia Ave
- East/westbound traffic should use Ocean/Persia Ave to cross the route, or Geneva or Silver Aves to go around it.
- North/southbound traffic should use Alemany Blvd or London St.
If you need vehicle access to/from your home, place of business, or place of worship during this time, please contact us as early as possible. Email SundayStreets@livablecity.org or call 415-344-0489 to coordinate access.