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Your Weekend Transit Advisory: Critical Mass, Nihonmachi Street Fair, E-Embarcadero launch, Athletic Assoc. event, construction

Critical Mass

Friday: The Critical Mass bicycle ride will begin at Justin Herman Plaza at 6 p.m.

There will be heavy traffic in the area. Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time.

Nihonmachi Street Fair

Saturday and Sunday: The annual Nihonmachi Street Fair will take place in and around Japantown from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., each day. Please visit www.nhonmachistreetfair.org for more details.

The following street closures will be required from 5 a.m., Saturday to 9:00 p.m., Sunday:

  • Post Street from Laguna Street to Fillmore Street
  • Webster Street from Geary Boulevard to Sutter Street
  • Intersection of Webster Street and Post Street

There will be no anticipated impact on Muni service.

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Transit News: Muni surveillance questions, new E-Embarcadero boat tram, Muni subway early shutdowns

  • Tunnel vision: Questions remain about Muni’s high-tech surveillance system and whether it comes at the expense of riders’ privacy (SF Examiner)
  • Muni bus strikes pedestrian in Mission (SF Bay)
  • Video: Muni Driver Yells At Disabled Woman ‘You Shouldn’t Even Be On The Bus’ (SFist)
  • New Boat at E-line Ceremony July 31 (Market Street Railway)
  • Riders beware: S.F. Muni’s nighttime subway closure starts Friday (SFGate)

A PETicure on BART

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We’ll let this transit nail polishing slide. A girl’s got to look good, amirite?

Via BART rider AJ: “So apparently this is happening on BART today.”

Bus announcement inspires Muni rider

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I mean, us Muni riders’ motto should be, “Making the Most of a Bad Situation,” amirite? Muni rider Shaun is with me:

“When the Muni robot voice says ‘Please hold on,’ I always want finish it with, ‘Hold on for one more day!’

“Am I the only person who wants to sing Wilson Phillips while riding the bus?”

You’re not now, Shaun!

Photo by torbakhopper