Here's what you need to know about street closures, Clipper card ahead of SF Pride Parade

BART is asking riders using clipper to make sure they have value on the card before Sunday.

ByRyan Curry KGO logo
Thursday, June 23, 2022
SF Pride transit preparation: Street closures, Clipper card
From street closures to a reminder about your Clipper Card, transit agencies want you prepared for Sunday's San Francisco Pride Parade.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Transit agencies are starting to make preparations for Sunday's Pride Parade. The event makes its return to San Francisco following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Several streets are set to be closed Thursday, with plenty more coming Friday and Saturday.

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Fulton between Larkin and Hyde streets will be closed starting Thursday morning as well as Grove street between Polk and Larkin.

The barricades used for the Warriors' championship parade remain on market street and will be used again for Sunday.

BART is also making plenty of preparations for Sunday. The Pride Parade is usually one of the busiest days for the transit service.

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"With kind of the nice weather forecast and people not being able to go the last couple of years we are expecting a really fun day," said Jim Allison with BART. "This year is kind of different because we have five line service on Sundays now so we are hoping to provide even better service than we have in the past."

In years past, Pride Sunday has been BART's busiest Sunday service.

The Warriors parade was BART's busiest day since March 2020, and this Sunday's parade should be similar.

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"It is a good reason to use public transportation to get to something that is big and crowded," Allison said. "We think it shows the value of public transportation."

BART is asking riders using clipper to make sure they have value on the card before Sunday. They say this will help people avoid any potential issues with the mobile app, and cut down on lines at stations downtown.

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