Many will rely on transit in an effort to beat what is expected to be bad traffic.
"I’ve been thinking that once it gets more traffic and it's back to where it is pre-COVID I would go back to Muni because it's faster," said Don Aingworth, a San Francisco resident.
Aingworth lives in San Francisco’s Cole Valley.
Every morning he drives to work in the city's Financial District, but come Monday the former Muni rider may return to the train.
Aingworth, like many, expects traffic in the city to be a nightmare.
Aingworth and others who sometimes drive to work or wish they had the option to drive, say public transit in the city has become dangerous and unreliable.
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"The only thing that bothers me is when it's not on the schedule," Aingworth said. "When it says it's coming, and then they reroute it, and then you have to wait a long time."
Another rider, Tyler Clark told KTVU he has seen drug use on BART trains.
"You just don't feel safe," Clark said. "You should be able to go out and use your public means of transportation and feel safe."
In an interview on Saturday morning, BART officials told KTVU next week is a big opportunity for BART.
"We know that a lot of people will be turning to us because of road closures," Chris Filippi, a BART spokesperson said.
He said the agency has been preparing for weeks.
They will have extra staff and security in place to ensure rider safety.
Trains will also be made longer in an effort to accommodate the expected uptick in riders.
"It really speaks to the effort of coordination when it comes to ensuring the safety of our riders and anyone going to APEC," Filippi said.