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Blue Angels produce show in the air, gridlock on the ground

By dcuff
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 at 2:02 pm in Uncategorized.

The  annual visit of the Blue Angels  to the Bay Area this week means exciting  precision flying shows in the air but heavy traffic traffic congestion on the ground near San Francisco waterfront viewing areas. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area urges people to use public transit, carpools, or bicycles to get around San Francisco for the Blue Angels’ shows scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

 Click here for a schedule of Fleet Week activities on the water and air, and information about tickets for prime viewing areas for aerial shows. Parking disappears quickly and traffic comes to a standstill near some key recreation areas including  Crissy Field, Fort Point and Lands End (San Francisco), Conzelman Road (Marin Headlands), and East Road and Sommerville Road (Fort Baker).

 Some access roads to viewing areas will be closed for the shows. Fort Point parking will be limited to those with ADA placardss Saturday and Sunday.

The Blue Angels will practice from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, and from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday. Prior to the Angel’s performances at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. aerial shows with other aircraft start at 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

For public transit information, contact www.511.org.

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