When your Muni driver hands out unexpected treats

Just when you think Monday is getting you down, this Muni driver’s random kindness can cheer anyone up. From the Muni Diaries Instagram submission box, @Bloom_reports¬†says:

My Muni driver was handing out ūüćí earlier today. Carried ’em home in my pocket. Love this city.

A few years ago a Muni operator told us that he would hand out candy when he’s driving on Halloween night to sooth the mood on the bus if anyone belligerent gets on. So sweet. Do you have a driver story to share? Someone who made your day? Tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Our email inbox muni.diaries.sf@gmail.com is always open!

Muni bus doubles as canine bed-testing site

More like the 14-Rrrrrrruff.

By the looks of it, this is a brand-spanking new bed ‚ÄĒ and a very lucky pooch. Hats off to these dog owners for creating a jealously comfortable Muni ride for¬†their pet.

The Muni menagerie never disappoints ‚ÄĒ so much so, we have a whole category teeming with odes to¬†the four-legged, the feathered, and even the scaly that have joined humans on our adventures through town.

h/t to sender-inner James Robinson. Wanna be cool like James? Tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the haps on your bus. Plus, our email inbox, muni.diaries.sf@gmail.com, is always open!

This Sunday’s Bay to Breakers Muni Details and Street Closures

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Here’s everything you need to know, transit-wise, about this Sunday’s Bay to Breakers. If you still don’t have your costume ready, you can dress up like Muni!

From the SFMTA:

Runners and walkers will start the route at Howard at Main streets in SoMa before setting off to traverse the iconic Hayes Street Hill and Golden Gate Park to Ocean Beach.

How to Get There on Muni

Pre-Race Service: Extra service will begin at 6 a.m. in the Muni Metro subway and on the NX Express, 5R Fulton Rapid, 38R Geary Rapid and the N Judah..

Post-Race Service: From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., extra service will be provided on the N Judah Line and the NX Express, 5X Fulton Express, 7 Haight/Noriega and 29 Sunset routes.

For complete details on extra service, please visit our Bay to Breakers Express Service page.

Muni Service and Traffic Impacts

Major traffic and Muni impacts across the city on Sunday will start as early as 5 a.m. and end as late as 4 p.m. For full details, please visit our Bay to Breakers Service Alert page.

Sunday morning and afternoon: Numerous Muni routes will be rerouted for the race across the city. For full details, please see the Transit Impacts section of our Bay to Breakers Service Alert page.

Starting Saturday at 6 p.m.: Due to event setup, there will also be reroutes near the start and finish lines on the 5, 7, 18, 25 and 38/38R routes.

For region-wide Bay to Breakers transportation information, please visit our partner transit agencies’ websites: BART, SamTrans, Caltrain, Golden Gate Ferry, AC Transit as well as 511.

Photo by Nick Fisher

Muni Life Lesson: Don’t lose your head

Mannequins ride Muni, too. Sometimes, they lose their heads. It happens to the best of us, of course: Who hasn’t lost their mind on Muni at one point or another?

h/t @Rachel_Jokes on Twitter

In other unsettling imagery,¬†Muni Diaries readers¬†once found¬†a¬†doll left behind on the N-Judah (that extra¬†creepy placement, though…)¬†and a¬†doll so¬†sketchy,¬†Muni riders chose¬†to wait in the rain rather than sit next to it.

Calling all podcast fans:¬†Listen to¬†our live stories on the new Muni Diaries podcast ‚ÄĒ bonus coolness points if you do so while riding Muni. Find us on iTunes and¬†Google Play.

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