Due to the road closures, officials urge individuals needing to travel downtown to utilize public transportation. Bailey o Carol reports live from The Newsroom with more information on what could be a crucial opportunity for Barton Muny to regain riders. This week, public transit will be heavily relied upon in San Francisco to avoid potential traffic congestion. Some individuals who stopped using transit during the pandemic see this as a chance to reconsider their reliance on it.
For example, Don Anworth, a resident of San Francisco’s Cole Valley, used to drive to work but now may switch back to using public transit due to anticipated traffic congestion. However, some individuals express concerns about the safety and reliability of public transit in the city.
Despite these concerns, officials still encourage the public to use transit due to various street closures, including one lane of the Bay Bridge in both directions. BART is ready to accommodate the anticipated increase in ridership with extra staff, increased security measures, and longer trains.
Volunteers have been distributing maps and pamphlets to inform people about bus route changes..