Muni reroutes away from Crissy Field rally

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will not provide Muni service to the Presidio and Marina during a rally at Crissy Field on Saturday starting at noon.

Transit officials said there will be no service all day on the 76X-Marin Headlands route and the 28-19th Avenue route will not serve the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza.

Muni’s cable car lines will run on buses and the F-Market/Wharves will also run on buses.

Transit officials said they will reroute the 22-Fillmore, 28-19th Avenue, 30-Stockton, 43-Masonic and 45-Union/Stockton.

The following Muni routes may also get rerouted if needed, including the E-Embarcadero, F-Market/Wharves, 5-Fulton, 19-Polk and 21-Hayes.

After the Crissy Field rally, Muni plans to run bus shuttles from Marina Boulevard to The Ferry Building, according to the SFMTA.

The SFMTA said it is taking steps to make sure Muni riders get to where they need to go safely as many rallies, protests and demonstrations will take place this weekend in The City, including the controversial rally at Crissy Field organized by the Portland-based group Patriot Prayer.

Officials with the National Park Service announced on Wednesday that they granted the group a permit to hold a “Freedom Rally” at Crissy Field despite calls from Mayor Ed Lee and other city officials asking the National Park Service to deny the permit due to fears of violence which have occurred at similar rallies.

City and park officials released a list of items that attendees will not be allowed to bring in during Saturday’s rally and that attendees will get screened at security checkpoints.

Lee, the Board of Supervisors President London Breed and San Francisco Police Chief William Scott are asking the public not to attend the Crissy Field event, but to instead attend a rally on Friday and Saturday at Civic Center Plaza at noon.

Scott said all police officers will be working on Saturday.

Transit officials said for the event on Saturday at Civic Center Plaza, drivers will not be able to park around the streets near the plaza, and will have police officers and SFMTA staff to direct traffic.

There will also be a number of road closures around Crissy Field and in the Presidio, according to officials with the National Park Service. No vehicles, bicycles and parking will be allowed in zones one and two of Crissy Field (see map). No pedestrians will be allowed in zone two.

The only entrance into Crissy Field for anyone attending the rally on Saturday is at the Marina Gate (Mason and Lyon streets).

Dozens of businesses in the Presidio have decided to close on Saturday, according to the National Park Service.

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District will also close its southern parking lots, visitor center, The Bridge Café and the Round House all-day on Saturday.