It's pussy hat 2.0 time, folks. With at least 12 sister marches planned for the Bay Area (the Women's March website has a helpful searchable database) and record attendance last year, law enforcement and transportation authorities are gearing up for another year of big crowds. Women's March Bay Area organizers estimate 80,000 attendees in San Francisco, 30,000 in Oakland and 10 to 20,000 in San Jose.
Here's what we know so far about traveling on Saturday (other than with your feet).
Last year's march was BART's second highest weekend ridership...of all time. Riders this year can expect longer trains and extra technicians to help with escalator and ticketing issues on Saturday. 12th Street and Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland, as well as Civic Center and Embarcadero in San Francisco, will likely be the busiest stations. Folks are encouraged to buy clipper cards in advance.