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Your Weekend Transit Advisory: Hardly Strictly, last Giants games of 2015, Castro Street Fair, Bridge to Bridge Run, Blessing of the Fishing Fleet, construction

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 4: The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Concert will take place at Hellman Hollow and at Marx and Lindley meadows in Golden Gate Park. The concert will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Friday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. An attendance of 40,000 participants is expected each day. For more event details, please visit

The Park streets in the immediate area will be closed. No city street closures will be required.

The following Muni lines and routes will be affected (Please visit for details as they become available):

  • N Judah
  • NX Judah Express (Friday Only)
  • 5 Fulton
  • 5R Fulton Rapid
  • 7 Haight/Noriega
  • 7R Haight/Noriega Rapid
  • 7X Noriega Express (Friday Only)
  • 28 19th Avenue
  • 28R 19th Avenue (Friday Only)
  • 29 Sunset

Due to increased ridership for the event, concert patrons should allow extra travel time on the N Judah line and all bus routes serving Golden Gate Park. Traffic in the area will also be heavy.

Muni Service

The SFMTA will provide supplemental bus service for pre- and post-concert from Friday through Sunday:

  • N Judah
  • 5R Fulton Rapid
  • 28 19th Avenue


Muni Diaries Live sponsor Parisoma has a class just for you!


We are big fans of Parisoma. For years now, they’ve graciously lent us their “Jeff” chairs (no relation) so that you can sit and enjoy Muni Diaries Live like the civilized adult that you are.

And so we wanted to let you know about an upcoming class Parisoma is having.

Productivity by Design: Design Your Habits

Behavior Design borrows product design techniques from the world’s most innovative companies to change human behavior. In this workshop, we will learn how to apply these techniques to create sustainable habits that support productivity, health, and wellbeing.

Get your tickets here, and enjoy the learnin’.

Join us at Muni Diaries Live on Saturday, Oct 10, for a night of true, hilarious, weird, and sweet stories that can only happen on Muni! Grab a ticket and we’ll see you there!

Thursday: Pub Crawl on the 38-Geary


Save your cab fare and hit a couple of bars tonight on the 38-Geary with your fellow riders and the San Francisco Transit Riders Union. We’ll be there to give away a raffle prize of a pair of tickets to Muni Diaries Live, with seats saved just for the winners. That’s right: no standing in line; just waltz in and say your name at the door!

The 38-Geary Pub Crawl will visit three bars in four hours, with each stop close enough so hopefully you don’t sober up too much under the florescent lighting in the bus.

By the way, did you know the 38-Geary is oldest original Muni line, and the most storied line on Muni Diaries? Seven years of documenting your bus rides don’t lie! Could tonight be the night for the second episode of this Missed Connection Love Story? Or an opportunity for a night time goat sighting? Whatever happens, just don’t be this guy.

From the good folks at SFTRU:

Meet us at any stop along the way from Civic Center to the Inner Richmond, or ride the whole route.

6PM: Edinburgh Castle Pub , 950 Geary St (btw Larkin St & Polk St)

7:30PM: The Pig & Whistle, 2801 Geary Blvd (near Masonic btw Collins St & Wood St)

9PM: Richmond Republic Draught House, 642 Clement St (btw 7th Ave & 8th Ave)

Can’t get enough of the 38? For a pretty decent day time trip, we have a 38-Geary Perfect Day Plan for you.

Photo by Muni rider Caroline

Ride the time travel machine at Muni Heritage Weekend

Photo by Octoferret

Muni is celebrating its rich history with the 4th annual Muni Heritage Weekend, kicking off at Market Street Railway Museum at 870 Market St. at 10 a.m. this Saturday. You’ll get to ride some very historic vintage cars, like street car No. 1, as seen above in the 1980s.

Muni will run three historic buses during the heritage weekend, including a 1950 trolley coach and buses from 1969 and 1975. The SFMTA says that this year the vintage buses will perform double duty as “galleries on wheels.” When you board one of these vintage buses, you’ll see historic photos from the SFMTA archives, some of which have never been seen publicly before. The SFMTA photo archive is really a rare gem and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves history, San Francisco, and great photography. They’re on Instagram too (@sfmtaphoto).

Five historic streetcars rarely in operation will run between the Ferry Building and Pier 39. Ride Streetcars No. 1, 130, 228, 496 and 578 for free along the short Embarcadero route. For some trips, Streetcars No. 1 and 130 may run the full F Market & Wharves route.

The heritage weekend is a part of Muni Forward, which will bring new vehicles and increased frequency to Muni services.

More historic nuggets for you to get in the mood for history:
1920-1930 Muni maps: there’s even an instance of “Muny” as an actual acronym!
Transfers tell Muni history – a look at transfers through the decades
The first ever Muni crash, documented

At this rate, iguanas will outnumber humans on Muni


Earlier this year, we were averaging about an iguana sighting a month. Then the brutally hot summer set in, and the lizards must’ve been basking.

Good to see this fella riding like a boss again.

Iguana on Muni thinks he’s a cat
On Muni, what’s cooler than being cool? (pretty sure this is the same fella as above)
Found: The Most Cold-Blooded Muni Rider Ever

Via Muni rider Anthony: “good to be back in san francisco.”