On March 11, Sunday Streets kicks off its 10th anniversary season in the Mission – from Duboce Ave to 26th St, Valencia Street transforms into to a car-free community space for all to enjoy.
In a neighborhood with a high concentration of children and families, Sunday Streets provides much-needed open space for kids to run, bike and play. Roll, walk or pedal to institutions like The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts and Poder, or longtime businesses like taqueria Puerto Alegre and Dog Eared Books.
Despite changing demographics, the densely-populated Mission remains home to a large Latino population and a high number of small immigrant-owned businesses. Multiple bus lines and two BART stations make the Mission a transit hub, and popular restaurants and clubs draw patrons from across the Bay Area.
Sunday Streets two annual events in the Mission celebrate the area’s rich history and local offerings, giving both residents and visitors a chance to experience the area’s murals, art and diverse mix of businesses in an accessible, community-driven setting.
For info about Sunday Streets Mission’s summer event, click here.
The Mission is one of the most transit rich 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 Mission Sunday Streets route is served by the following MUNI lines:
- K, L, M, T and F lines on Market St, just 1/2 a block north of the route
- J line on Church St stops at 18th St, just 2 blocks west of the route.
- The 22, 33, and 48 provide access to Valencia St, along with the 14 and 49 lines one block away on Mission St.
BART: Take BART to the 16th St or 24th St BART Stations. Both are just 1 short block from the Sunday Streets route on Valencia 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 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), and no vehicles are allowed to drive onto the route after 10:00am.
Detours and Parking Changes
TOWING: The Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 8am. Including the following streets:
- Valencia St between 26th St and Duboce St
- 15th St, first two parking spaces west of Valencia St and between Valencia St and Caledonia St
- 19th St, first two parking spaces east and west of Valencia St on both sides of the street
- 20th St, first two parking spaces east and west of Valencia St on both sides of the street
- Liberty St, first two parking spaces west of Valencia St on both sides of the street
- 21st St, first two parking spaces east and west of Valencia St on both sides of the street
- 22nd St, first two parking spaces east and west of Valencia St on both sides of the street
- 23rd St, between San Jose Ave and Bartlett 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.
- Vehicle traffic will be allowed to cross Valencia St on Duboce Ave, 16th St, 18th St and 24th St.
- North/southbound traffic should use Guerrero St, Mission St, or Folsom St instead of Valencia St
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.