07/03/06 06-069

07/03/06 06-069


July 03, 2006

Subject:Fireworks Safety Advisory For Fourth Of July

The official City of San Francisco Independence Day fireworks displays will be launched from Muni Pier at the foot of Van Ness Avenue and from a barge in the bay just north of Pier 39 on July 4 starting at 9:30 P.M. and lasting for approximately 20 minutes. Large crowds are expected from viewing areas on the Marina Green and the vicinity of the Embarcadero. Police will be deployed to enforce drinking in public and public nuisance violations, as well as discharging of fireworks violations. The public is reminded that the sale and use of fireworks within city limits is illegal.

The public is advised that the evening's events will have a significant effect on traffic conditions, particularly in the area of the Marina Green, and motorists should plan accordingly. Starting at 9:30 P.M., all traffic north of Bay Street in the Marina District will be restricted to residents only. The public is encouraged to use public transit during the evening.

The San Francisco Police Department is committed to ensuring the public safety, not only during holidays that include large public celebrations, but on a daily basis, working closely with other local, state and federal agencies.

For more information, please contact:

Public Affairs Office


850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103
Tel (415) 553-1651 / Fax (415) 553-9229
email: [email protected]