Both the Women's March and Right to Life groups are happening at the same time
On Saturday, two big marches, the Walk for Life demonstration and the Women’s March, are planned to hit Market Street, both of them heated events as they following Friday’s presidential inauguration. The turnout is expected to be huge.
.Both events will march down Market from Civic Center to Justin Herman Plaza/Ferry Building. The Walk for Life March will gather in Civic Center Plaza sometime around 12:30 p.m., and then head down Market at around 1:30 pm.
The Women’s March will form anywhere from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will start heading down Market at 5 p.m.
Market Street from Civic Center to Embarcadero will be closed for most of the afternoon. Public transit will be the best option for those looking to travel into the city to attend either event.
According to SF MTA, “Muni will reroute bus lines that travel on or across Market Street east of 10th Street. Customers can expect delays and are encouraged to use the Muni Metro subway to enter or leave the downtown area.”
Here are more details about Saturday’s transit disruptions:
Van Ness Station: F to Castro, 6, 19, 27, 47, 49, 7. From 5, 21.
Civic Center: To 5, 21. On Mission: 9, 14, 14R, 7.
Powell Station: 31, 38/38R. To/from Caltrain only: 30. On Mission: 9, 14, 14R, 7.
Montgomery Station: 2. On Mission: 9, 14, 14R, 7.
Embarcadero Station: F to Fishermans Wharf, 1, 8, 10, 12
The 30 and 45 north of downtown will not connect with the Market Street subway.
Here’s what happening beneath our streets
In February, it will be seven years since the city broke ground on the Central Subway, a massive (and massively expensive) north-south extension of the T-Third Street Muni line that will eventually terminate at Chinatown.
The project is scheduled to finish by 2019. And much work has already been completed on the mammoth project. However, the average San Franciscan doesn’t get to see said progress, save for a few rows of fences and plywood barriers, with occasional glimpses of machinery or great subterranean depths opening up below.
But for the entirety of the project—even going back to before the official groundbreaking—the tireless Central Subway photographers have documented the entire affair, uploading dramatic images of the seemingly endless digging to a Flickr account.
In all, over 5,000 images are available for pubic perusal. It’s a gallery of drilling, welding, and occasional flooding on a scope perhaps never before assembled.
To date, only a handful people have subscribed to the Central Subway photo stream, which is a shame given the quality of the images and the valuable window they give into the hidden day to day affairs of the city’s ongoing transit overhaul.
Below is just a sampling of the highlights, but don’t neglect to check out the rest here.
People wore purple and linked arms across the bridge’s span
On the heels of the current president’s inauguration Friday morning, thousands of people took to the Golden Gate Bridge in response. Christened Bridge Together, protesters dressed in purple (noted as the symbolic color of anti-bullying) and joined hands across the entire span of San Francisco’s most iconic structure.
Per the Bridge Together site: “This is a collaborative, grassroots, community-based demonstration and performance art piece. We will stand together in unity and love as a shining beacon of inclusiveness and democracy to prove that we are stronger together, that love trumps hate, and that the hateful rhetoric of the in-coming president & his administration will not be tolerated. We will stand together, hand-in-hand and holding lengths of purple fabric as a sign of unity and anti-bullying.”
Any participant bearing a sign or large piece of fabric had them confiscated by authorities for the safety of motorists.
The Golden Gate Bride is often used as a stage for protest. From the AIDS crisis to the Beijing Olympics, the 1937 bridge has been used to draw attention to a variety of issues.
Here are some scenes from today’s Bridge Together gathering.