As you may be aware, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit is set to take place in San Francisco from Nov. 11 - 17, 2023. This significant event will bring together leaders and delegates from across the Asia-Pacific region to discuss important economic and political matters.
Impact on Access to SFUSD Schools and Offices
The most impacted areas in San Francisco are the “Secure Zones”, which are high-security areas surrounding Moscone Center as well as a smaller area near Chinatown. Visitors traveling in and out of these areas must go through a security checkpoint.
There is only one school within the Secure Zone. For all other schools, there will be no access restrictions for SFUSD stakeholders while APEC takes place. SFUSD central administration will be working with City partners to assess impacts and coordinate efforts to minimize disruption to school operations.
Impact on Public Transportation
SFMTA.com/APEC is the main source of information about how to get around during APEC.
BART and Caltrain schedules will remain the same during APEC. However, expect significant disruptions to road traffic, including closures and delays, as well as reroutes for Muni bus and train lines, including the Central Subway. Please plan your commutes accordingly. Significant disruptions include:
- There will be no Muni Metro service provided to 4th & Brannan or Yerba Buena-Moscone Stations. A Muni Metro shuttle train will operate every five minutes between Chinatown-Rose Pak Station and Union Square-Market Street Station to maintain access to Chinatown and areas north of downtown.
- Transfer at the Powell Street Station to Union Square-Market Street Station to access the temporary shuttle.
- Streets and freeway ramps in SoMa will be closed from Tuesday, Nov. 14 – Sunday, Nov. 19. This is expected to cause significant traffic congestion and increased ridership on BART and Muni lines.
- T Third and K Ingleside Muni Metro stops from Balboa Park to Embarcadero to Sunnydale will be served by a temporary KT Ingleside-Third Muni Metro from Nov. 14 – 19. This includes Embarcadero at Folsom and Brannan and King at 2nd and 4th streets.