Key facts for residents
- APEC is from November 11 to 17.
- All residents will still be able to get into and out of their homes.
- Expect extra security around the Fairmont hotel from Nov 13 to 18.
- Expect extra security around Moscone starting at 8pm on Nov 14 through the evening of Nov 17.
- Street parking is not permitted in an active security zone.
- You can park in the security zone if you use a private parking garage or residential parking lot. Your vehicle will go through an inspection. You will need to show proof of residence at the vehicle checkpoint.
You should plan ahead and build in extra time to move around the City during APEC.
We update this page regularly. Check back often for the latest APEC updates and info.
Security zones are determined by the United States Secret Service. They might change. They are shown on green and red on the map.
Foot traffic can enter the green security zone without entering a checkpoint. To enter the red zone, you must go through a security checkpoint at:
- Market to Harrison streets
- 2nd to 5th streets
Accessing the areas on foot, bicycle, or similar
For most of the area, even in the Controlled Pedestrian Traffic Zone, the area is open and accessible on foot.
To go to and from a business located from Mission St, down to Howard St. between 3rd St. and New Montgomery St:
- Go to Jessie Square to have your bag checked before being guided along 3rd Street to cross in front of the SFMOMA. From there you can walk to your destination. You will leave the same way.
To get to and from the Metreon:
- Go to Jessie Square to have your bag checked before being guided directly into the Metreon. You will leave the same way.
To get to and from a business located on Folsom Street between Hawthorne and 3rd streets:
- Go to the pedestrian access checkpoint on Folsom Street at Hawthorne Street to have your bag checked. You will leave the same way.
To get into the controlled pedestrian traffic zone:
- Go to Huntington Park to have your bag checked.
Street parking is not permitted in an active security zone:
- Fairmont hotel: Nov 13 to 18
- Moscone Center: from 8pm on Nov 14 through the evening of Nov 17
You can park in the security zone if you use a private parking garage or residential parking lot.
To enter, your vehicle will undergo an inspection at one of the checkpoints:
- Fairmont hotel:
- California and Taylor Street
- Powell and Washington Street
- Moscone Center:
- 5th and Mission Street
- New Montgomery and Jessie Street
- Folsom Street, just north of 5th Street
You will need to show proof of residence at the vehicle checkpoint. Proof of residence can be a California Driver’s License or business mail, like a utility bill.
If you do not have proof of residence, a law enforcement officer will help confirm your residency. They will either call your landlord, building manager, or someone similar.
If you work in a residential building and usually park in their garage or lot, you can still do so, but you must go through a vehicle inspection.
Rideshares, deliveries, and mail
Delivery apps and rideshares
Delivery app workers and rideshare drivers, like Doordash, Uber Eats, Uber, or Lyft, cannot drive into an active security zone.
You can enter on foot, bicycle, or non-motorized scooter through the pedestrian checkpoints at any time.
Around the Fairmont, rideshare drivers should pick up and drop off passengers on Taylor Street at the Huntington Park entrance. Pedestrians entering the fenced Fairmont Security Zone must go through screening in Huntington Park.
Loading zones will not be set up around the Fairmont hotel.
Around Moscone, delivery workers can leave their vehicles in the loading zones that will be available outside of the vehicle exclusion zone, on:
- Howard, south side, west of 5th Street
- Harrison, south side, west of Hawthorne
Mail and packages
All other mail and packages by carriers like USPS, UPS, FedEx, and Amazon will continue as usual.
Your trash will still be picked up. There are not any planned service interruptions. You may notice that trucks may arrive earlier or later than the usual service window. For example, if your trash pick-up usually comes at 7pm, it may not arrive until later in the evening.
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