Fleet Week...America's Cup...Hardly Strictly Bluegrass...San Francisco Giants playoffs...San Francisco 49ers game...Italian Heritage Parade...Castro Street Fair...whew! It's all happening in San Francisco this weekend and the city could see up to an additional 1 million people visit.
So, if you’re looking to avoid traffic jams and crowds, there’s plenty to do in and around the South Bay. There are more fests, gatherings and activities going on in Redwood City and nearby this weekend than we've ever seen before!
Click here for more information on the San Carlos Art & Wine Faire, the Chocolate Fest at the Congregational Church of Belmont, and Oktoberfest at the Hiller Aviation Museum.
And click here for information on PortFest, the 15th Annual Olive & Arts Festival at Cañada College, Sequoia High School's Horses to Horsepower and Redwood City's Author Night.
However, if you are going to attend one of San Francisco's events, the City had this posted on its website:
“This weekend will be a great one for our City and we have the transportation system prepared,” said SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin. “We urge anyone who will need to get around San Francisco that weekend to know their options, plan well, and leave their cars at home. We urge everyone to avoid delays by taking Muni, a bike, a taxi or a walk when getting around that week and weekend.”
Additional transit, biking and taxi options will be made available at various events, including extra bus shuttles on Market Street, a new pilot service on The Embarcadero, more buses and trains on most direct routes to and from special events, free bike valets, additional signage for cyclists and pedestrians, bike rentals are available throughout the city and 100 additional taxi will be made available with additional taxi zones at key events.
A lane of northbound The Embarcadero between Washington and Bay streets will be converted to bicycle use only on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information about getting around the City this weekend, go to SFMTA: www.sfmta.com or call 311.