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Driving Directions

The Pachamama Alliance office is located in the beautiful Presidio in San Francisco, CA. Below you’ll find helpful directions to navigate your way.

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Directions from beyond San Francisco

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From The East Bay

From the Bay Bridge
Take the Fremont exit.
Turn left on Fremont Street
Fremont Street becomes Front Street
Turn left onto Pine Street
Drive up Pine Street for 2.7 miles
Turn right on Presidio Ave
Enter the Presidio at Presidio Ave and Pacific Ave
Once in the Presidio, continue down the hill past the Lombard Street intersection
At the next major intersection, Presidio Blvd curves to the left but do not turn left.
Continue straight through the intersection.
The street changes names at this point, you are now on Lincoln Blvd.
Turn right at the second street onto Girard Rd.
Follow this road (it will curve to the right and become Edie) until you come to a large parking lot on the right.
This is the main lot for the Thoreau Center and you may park in this lot.
We are located in Building #1009 of the Thoreau Center.
Building #1009 is on the east side of the parking lot.
Look for the sign that says Building 1008-1009
Use the security Kiosk and directory in front of the entrance to the building to call the office and gain access to the Center.
Enter through the glass door and walk up the stairs in the breezeway to the second floor.
Go through the glass door at the top of the stairs and turn left.
Stop at the first door on the left and note the sign “International Forum on Globalization/The Pachamama Alliance.
Ring the bell once and we will come to greet you and guide you to the appropriate staff person.

From The Peninsula

Take Hwy 380 West
To 280 North to San Francisco
Follow signs for 19th Ave / Park Presidio Blvd
From Park Presidio Blvd, make a right on California
Then a left onto Arguello
Enter the Presidio at Arguello and Jackson Street
Stay to the left
Arguello ends at Moraga
Take a right onto Moraga
Take a left onto Graham
At the stop sign make a right on to Lincoln Blvd
Pass Funston Street on your right hand side and the gymnasium
Make your next possible left onto Girard Rd
Follow this road (it will curve to the right and become Edie) until you come to a large parking lot on the right.
This is the main lot for the Thoreau Center and you may park in this lot.
We are located in Building #1009 of the Thoreau Center.
Building #1009 is on the east side of the parking lot.
Look for the sign that says Building 1008-1009
Enter through the glass door and walk up the stairs in the breezeway to the second floor.
Go through the glass door at the top of the stairs and turn left.
Stop at the first door on the left and note the sign “International Forum on Globalization/The Pachamama Alliance.
Ring the bell once and we will come to greet you and guide you to the appropriate staff person.

From The North Bay

From the Golden Gate Bridge be in the far right lane at the toll plaza
From the toll plaza take the very first and immediate right turn onto Merchant
Merchant ends at Lincoln blvd
Left onto Lincoln blvd
Right onto Sheridan
Follow Sheridan until you get to Graham
Make a left onto Graham
At stop sign make a right on to Lincoln blvd
Pass Funston Street on your right hand side and the gymnasium
Make your next possible left onto Girard
Follow this road (it will curve to the right and become Edie) until you come to a large parking lot on the right.
This is the main lot for the Thoreau Center and you may park in this lot.
We are located in Building #1009 of the Thoreau Center.
Building #1009 is on the east side of the parking lot.
Look for the sign that says Building 1008-1009
Enter through the glass door and walk up the stairs in the breezeway to the second floor.
Go through the glass door at the top of the stairs and turn left.
Stop at the first door on the left and note the sign “International Forum on Globalization/The Pachamama Alliance.
Ring the bell once and we will come to greet you and guide you to the appropriate staff person.

Pedestrian Entrance

There are two pedestrian paths (one on the right and one on the left)
Use the left pedestrian path
Go past the first building on your left.
We are located in the second building.
Make a left and walk down the walk way until you get to the entrance one flight of stairs up in the corner of the buildings
Enter through the glass door and walk up the stairs in the breezeway to the second floor.
Go through the glass door at the top of the stairs and turn left.
Stop at the first door on the left and note the sign “International Forum on Globalization/The Pachamama Alliance.
Ring the bell once and we will come to greet you and guide you to the appropriate staff person.

Directions from within San Francisco

Public Transportation

The Presidio is accessible by MUNI (673-6864)
Bus routes 41, 45, 82X, and 30 (from downtown SF/Market Street)
Bus routes 28, 29, and 43 (from other points in the city)
Only the 29 and 43 serve the Thoreau Center/Letterman Hospital stops directly
Others require a 5-10 minute walk from near the Lombard Street Presidio Gate

From the North Bay

Several Golden Gate Transit (923-2000) buses also stop near the Lombard Gate
If you are taking the 29 or 43, get off at the Letterman Hospital stop (the bus driver can call out your stop for you)
You will see the Thoreau Center (a series of white buildings with red rooftops)
Enter through the Thoreau Center Building # 1016 on the far left (towards the Golden Gate Bridge)
Walk through Building 1016 to get to the glassed in corridor and turn right.
Proceed down the corridor through the double glass doors and turn left, going through another set of double glass doors.
You are now in the China Brodsky Gallery. Proceed down the gallery to the 2nd floor entrance to Building 1009.
Stop at the first door on the left and note the sign “International Forum on Globalization/The Pachamama Alliance.
Ring the bell once and we will come to greet you and guide you to the appropriate staff person.

From Arguello Blvd Gate

Enter The Presidio at Arguello Blvd and Jackson Street
Stay to the left
Arguello ends at Moraga
Take a right onto Moraga
Take a left onto Graham
At the stop sign make a right on to Lincoln Blvd
Pass Funston Street on your right hand side and the gymnasium
Make your next possible left onto Girard
Follow this road (it will curve to the right and become Edie) until you come to a large parking lot on the right.
This is the main lot for the Thoreau Center and you may park in this lot.
We are located in Building #1009 of the Thoreau Center.
Building #1009 is on the east side of the parking lot.
Look for the sign that says Building 1008-1009
Enter through the glass door and walk up the stairs in the breezeway to the second floor.
Go through the glass door at the top of the stairs and turn left.
Stop at the first door on the left and note the sign “International Forum on Globalization/The Pachamama Alliance.
Ring the bell once and we will come to greet you and guide you to the appropriate staff person.

From Lombard Street Gate

Enter the Presidio at Lombard and Lyon Streets
At the first and only 3-way stop sign, turn right onto Presidio Blvd
Continue on Presidio Blvd
You will pass the Thoreau Center for Sustainability, Building #1016, on your right
After you pass the building make your next immediate right onto Girard
Follow this road (it will curve to the right) until you come to a large parking lot on the right
We are located in Building #1009 of the Thoreau Center.
Building #1009 is on the east side of the parking lot.
Look for the sign that says Building 1008-1009
Enter through the glass door and walk up the stairs in the breezeway to the second floor.
Go through the glass door at the top of the stairs and turn left.
Stop at the first door on the left and note the sign “International Forum on Globalization/The Pachamama Alliance.
Ring the bell once and we will come to greet you and guide you to the appropriate staff person.

From Presidio Avenue Gate

Enter the Presidio at Presidio Ave and Pacific Ave
Once in the Presidio, continue down the hill past the Lombard Street intersection
At the next major intersection, Presidio Blvd curves to the left but do not turn left
Continue straight through the intersection
The streets change names at this point, you are now on Lincoln Blvd
Turn right at the second street onto Girard Rd
Follow this road (it will curve to the right and become Edie) until you come to a large parking lot on the right.
This is the main lot for the Thoreau Center and you may park in this lot.
We are located in Building #1009 of the Thoreau Center.
Building #1009 is on the east side of the parking lot.
Look for the sign that says Building 1008-1009.
Enter through the glass door and walk up the stairs in the breezeway to the second floor.
Go through the glass door at the top of the stairs and turn left.
Stop at the first door on the left and note the sign “International Forum on Globalization/The Pachamama Alliance.
Ring the bell once and we will come to greet you and guide you to the appropriate staff person.

From Marina Blvd/Bay Street

Enter the park at Marina Blvd.
Stay in the right lane.
Do not go left onto Doyle Drive. At Doyle Drive, slightly veer to the right through the Crissy Field gates
Onto Mason Street.
Go left at the first stop sign onto Halleck Street.
Halleck ends at Lincoln Blvd.
Turn left onto Lincoln Blvd.
Pass Funston Street on your right hand side and the gymnasium.
Make your next possible left onto Girard.
Follow this road (it will curve to the right and become Edie) until you come to a large parking lot on the right.
This is the main lot for the Thoreau Center and you may park in this lot.
We are located in Building #1009 of the Thoreau Center.
Building #1009 is on the east side of the parking lot.
Look for the sign that says Building 1008-1009.
Enter through the glass door and walk up the stairs in the breezeway to the second floor.
Go through the glass door at the top of the stairs and turn left.
Stop at the first door on the left and note the sign “International Forum on Globalization/The Pachamama Alliance.
Ring the bell once and we will come to greet you and guide you to the appropriate staff person.