San Francisco: Traffic moving smoothly despite Doyle Drive closure (Or not?)

By Nels Johnson of Marinij : dailydemocrat – excerpt

MARIN COUNTY — Officials who urged Marin commuters to stay home to avoid congestion as Doyle Drive closed for the weekend got what they wanted early Friday morning as traffic moved smoothly over the Golden Gate into San Francisco.

No major problems were reported early on despite fears of a traffic nightmare.

“Traffic is moving at the limit,” Golden Gate Bridge Sgt. Marva Robinson said at 7 a.m. “But it’s early yet.”

“It’s all good right now,” added California Highway Patrol spokesman Andrew Barclay, on patrol near Corte Madera. “Basically, so far, it’s nothing.”

But it was a different story at the Larkspur ferry, where commuters scrambled to find parking as 125 more passengers than usual surged onto early ferry runs. Extra trips were scheduled… (more)

Talk about conflicting misleading headlines…

Uh-Oh: Ferries To SF Jammed, Parking A Problem: And heads up: Ferry service out of Larkspur is expected to triple on Saturday and Sunday.
BY SUSAN C. SCHENA : patch – excerpt

Ferry ridership from Larkspur to San Francisco tripled to 1,000 passengers and this morning was up 400 riders compared to a typical Tuesday, the busiest day of the week, because of the Doyle Drive construction closure south of the Golden Gate Bridge… (more)

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