Sunday Streets Tenderloin #2

September 8th, 2019 | 11:00am – 4:00pm

This fall, Sunday Streets second Tenderloin event of the season provides open, car-free streets for kids, families, seniors and residents, celebrating one of the city’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. Home to large apartment buildings and many SROs, the area’s culturally diverse population includes a high percentage of families. 

New this year, the inaugural Getting There Together Celebration comes to Civic Center in conjunction with Sunday Streets. This party features and celebrates seniors and people with disabilities with an Interactive Resource Fair and an All Abilities Open Air Gymnasium with movement and wellness classes, plus a Main Stage featuring performances by local seniors and people with disabilities

In a neighborhood with low car ownership that is often dominated by auto traffic, Sunday Streets transforms roadways into accessible, open space for the whole community. Walking or biking the route provides an intimate way of interacting with the area’s array of authentic and affordable restaurants, unique architecture, small businesses and nonprofit services. Pick up an Explore Local Guide for your key to all things local – grab a banh mi or bubble tea, learn about the area’s history at the Tenderloin Museum, or explore Larkin’s Street’s Tenderloin Community Garden. 

Besides providing safe, open recreational space accessible to the district’s families, youth and seniors, Sunday Streets works with local residents, businesses and nonprofits to create programming tailored to the unique needs of the district.

For info about Sunday Streets Tenderloin’s spring event, click here.

Getting there

The Tenderloin is one of the most accessible neighborhoods in San Francisco. 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. Visit sfmta.com/alerts the week before the event for updated information on any MUNI lines that will be rerouted during the event.  Bikes are allowed on front racks of buses. The Tenderloin Sunday Streets route is served by the following MUNI lines:

  • K, L, M, T and F lines on Market St, just one block west of the route at Civic Center
  • 5, 19, 27, 31, and 38 Muni bus lines
  • Golden Gate Transit

BART: Take BART to the Civic Center BART Station which is just 1 short block from the Sunday Streets route. Use the Hyde or Larkin St exits and walk north 1 or 2 blocks to Fulton St. 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 Livable City spirit and bike to Sunday Streets! 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), and no vehicles are allowed to drive onto the route after 10:00am.

Should you chose to drive, check out SFPark.org and parkme.com to identify available parking lots and spaces nearby. Additionally, parking may be available at these locations near the route:

  • Civic Center Plaza Garage at 355 McAllister St (Larkin St entrance/exit will be closed for Sunday Streets)
  • Opera Plaza Garage at 601 Van Ness Ave near Golden Gate Ave
  • Fox Plaza Garage at 1390 Market St.

Detours and Parking Changes

TOWING: The Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 8am. Including the following streets:

  • Fulton St. from Hyde to Larkin St.
  • Larkin St. from Fulton to Ellis St.
  • Ellis St. from Larkin to Jones St.
  • Jones St. from Ellis to Golden Gate Ave.
  • Golden Gate Ave. from Jones to Polk St.

No parking or stopping will be allowed on these streets after 8am (even if you’re just stopping for a quick cup of coffee, your car may be towed).

DETOURS & LOCAL ACCESS: Streets begin closing to vehicle traffic starting at 10:00am, and will remain closed to vehicle traffic until 4pm.

Vehicles will be able to cross the route on McAllister, Eddy St., and Leavenworth.

Suggested Detours:

  • Northbound traffic should use Polk or Leavenworth instead of Larkin St.
  • Southbound traffic should use Hyde or Mason St. instead of Jones St.
  • Westbound traffic should use Eddy or McAllister St. instead of Ellis and Turk Streets.
  • Eastbound traffic should use McAllister St. instead of Golden Gate Ave.

If you need vehicle access to/from your home or place of business during this time, please contact us as early as possible. Email SundayStreets@livablecity.org or call 415-344-0489 to coordinate access.