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Warriors' arena planners eyeing transit snarls during nearby Giants

If the Warriors build a new arena in San Francisco, on some occasions roughly 60,000 people could surge into the waterfront neighborhoods south of the Bay Bridge — and city officials are exploring ways to move pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and public transit riders through the bustling area effectively.

The Warriors have proposed building an arena on Piers 30-32 that could seat between 17,000 and 19,000 people. About a dozen times a year, events at the arena could overlap with those at nearby ATT Park, the Giants’ ballpark that lies south of the proposed arena site and can hold roughly 42,000 people.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency — which oversees ground transportation in The City, including Muni, parking, taxicabs and cycling — is in the beginning stages of gathering information about potential transportation issues around the proposed arena site. An agency representative attended a Port of San Francisco citizen advisory committee meeting

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