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SF Grand Prix, should I take BART or drive?(8 posts)

SF Grand Prix, should I take BART or drive?James
Sep 13, 2002 9:39 AM
I know there is no Giants game that day, does anyone know if there will be parking in the Giants lot? Any experiences would be great.
re: SF Grand Prix, should I take BART or drive?mwood
Sep 13, 2002 10:01 AM
I would take BART. Why hassle with parking/expense when you (and a bike, if you would like) can ride BART for $5-7?
Don't know about parking in the Giants lot...
Is this a trick question?Alex-in-Evanston
Sep 13, 2002 10:15 AM
Or are bicycles not allowed in downtown SF?

Alex
BART definitely. Giants play at 2pm, Niners at 1:15gregg
Sep 13, 2002 11:43 AM
I don't live any where near BART, yet I'm makin' the drive to Fremont because it will be bad.

Took CalTrain last year, but due to construction, they don't run on the weekends for a year.

3 Major Sporting events on the same day in the same city. Ouch.

The following is a press release from the Giants:

***********************************

Dear Giants Fan,

As a ticketholder for this weekend's Giants games, you are receiving this
advisory regarding important issues.

Please remember that if you plan to attend this Saturday's rescheduled game
against San Diego, BE AWARE THAT THE GAME BEGINS AT 7:05P.M. AND YOU WILL
NEED TO USE THE GAME TICKET WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN ORIGINALLY ISSUED FOR
MONDAY, JUNE 24TH.

Similarly, if you are attending Sunday's rescheduled game, YOU WILL NEED TO
USE THE TICKET WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR THE GAME ON TUESDAY, JUNE
25TH. Sunday's game time is 2:00 P.M.

Also be aware that San Francisco is hosting THREE MAJOR SPORTING EVENTS THIS
SUNDAY THAT ARE EXPECTED TO CAUSE TRAFFIC DELAYS THROUGHOUT THE CITY. In
addition to the Giants/Padres game, San Francisco is hosting a sold-out 49er
game and the San Francisco Grand Prix bicycle race featuring Lance
Armstrong.

If you are attending Sunday's 2:00 PM Giants game, you are encouraged to
take public transportation. If you must drive to the game, provide extra
travel time. If you are coming to Pacific Bell Park on Sunday from Marin
you should take the following detour to avoid planned street closures
associated with the San Francisco Grand Prix:

>From the Golden Gate Bridge, use the right lane and take the 19th Avenue
Route 1 exit leading to southbound Park-Presidio Boulevard. At the
intersection of Park-Presidio Boulevard and Anza Street, make three right
turns in order to reach eastbound Geary Boulevard (left turns are prohibited
from southbound Park-Presidio Boulevard to eastbound Geary Boulevard). Take
Geary Boulevard to Hyde Street, and turn right. Hyde Street crosses Market
Street and becomes 8th Street. Take 8th Street to Bryant Street and turn
left. Turn right on 4th Street to reach Pacific Bell Park.

Bay Area public transit information can be obtained by calling 817-1717 and
at www.transitinfo.org.

Best regards,

The San Francisco Giants
***********************************
From the South Bay, I've found it's faster to...Lon Norder
Sep 13, 2002 1:35 PM
Drive up 280 to the Daly City BART station, rather than driving to Fremont.
ohhh...great idea..thanks, will do! (nm)gregg
Sep 13, 2002 2:00 PM
Free Bicycle ParkingMe Dot Org
Sep 13, 2002 9:48 PM
by San Francisco Bike Coalition - Justin Hermann Plaza (where the booths are) and very near the start/finish line.
1st BART train arrives after 8 am on Sundays: you miss the rideteamsloppy
Sep 14, 2002 9:45 PM
If you are riding the course as part of the pre-race ride, you'll miss it, if you take Bart. The pre-race course can be ridden from 7 to 8 am. The first BART trains arrive in the city at 8:20 on a Sunday.

Bart is so half-assed. What a bunch of bureaucrats and hypocrites. Their web site developers should be ashamed, too. They actually promote the SF Grand Prix on their web site as a reason to use Bart; but, the reality is they are too lazy to provide a train to get you there before the event starts.

You have to drive to the "great bicycle race" because bikes aren't allowed on the bay bridge and Bart doesn't wake up until after 8 on Sunday (even though they know this event is happening and attracts over $175,000 people, maybe 300,000). It's governmental agencies like Bart that help make California the pollution capital of the USA.