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Your Weekend Transit Advisory: Critical Mass, SF Half Marathon, (official) launch of 55-16th St., construction

Critical Mass

On Friday: At 6 p.m., the Critical Mass bicycle ride will begin at Justin Herman Plaza.

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

San Francisco Half Marathon

On Sunday: The 32nd annual Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon will begin at 8 a.m. The race begins and ends in Golden Gate Park and is accompanied by a 5K Run which stays completely in the Park. For more event details, please visit www.xnet.kp.org.

The following Muni routes will be affected:

  • 18 46th Avenue
  • 23 Monterey
  • 33 Stanyan
  • 43 Masonic
  • 44 O’Shaughnessy

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Transit News: Muni near-crash, more transit-only lanes, stolen puppy, BART train car shortage, drop in BART satisfaction

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  • Video: Citizen’s Quick Reflexes Prevent Red-Light-Running Muni Driver From Causing Terrible Accident (SFist)
  • Muni Paints More Downtown Transit Lanes Red (Streetsblog SF)
  • SFPD Release Photos Of Man Suspected Of Stealing Puppy On Muni (SF Appeal)
  • Why aren’t there more 10-car BART trains? (BART.gov)
  • Transportation Challenges Complicate School Choice for S.F. Students (SF Public Press)
  • BART Customer Satisfaction Drops 10% In 3 Years, Riders Worry About Crowded Cars, Cleanliness (CBS Bay Area)

Photo by Lynn Friedman

Because on Muni, Christmas is only 329 days away

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This isn’t what you think. This isn’t someone discarding their 2014 Christmas tree. No, silly. You’re so silly.

This is merely one person’s attempt to get the 2015 holidays under way. Like, finally. FINALLY!

Via Muni rider Sean: “Man walks on Muni, leaves mini Christmas tree up there. Man exits Muni. Standard.”

BART dresses join rich collection of Bay Area wearable transit

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It’s hard to imagine wanting anything BART touching your bare skin. But these dresses—one made with BART tickets, the other inspired by a station map—are amazing. (Spotted in the window of Piedmont Fabric in Oakland.)

This Bay Area transit-inspired fashion isn’t a one-off, either. Check out this rad Muni maps dress and this corgi dressed like a BART train.

These Clipper Card and Fast Pass Halloween costumes (who are those dorks, anyway?!) don’t involve nearly as much fashion-design know-how or, um, style, but we enjoy them all the same.

h/t Claire Little

Anti-Islam Muni ads re-imagined ever so awesomely

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The Internet Age often has a way of making things work out. Talking more of justice than revenge.

Case in point: We recently told you about these questionable at least, terrible at best totally racist ads that had been popping up on Muni buses all over town. It’s not clear who’s behind the efforts, but according to The Mary Sue:

The ads now feature Kamala Khan, Marvel’s Comics first Muslim character to headline her own comic book with messages against islamophobia, racism and hate speech and a group of protestors calling for more love. Enjoy.

I don’t think I could love this any more than I do.

Scale of 1-10 (10 being puppies and kittens hugging): How awesome is this corrected ad? After all, if the inside of the Muni bus implores us to please love back, perhaps it behooves the outside of the bus to carry the same message.

h/t Muni rider Andy

Photo via Street Cred – Advertising for the People

Transit News: Pit bull stolen on Muni, Outer Sunset transit, BART protester charges, Sunset Tunnel noise complaint

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  • Pit Bull Stolen After Teen Punched Aboard San Francisco Muni Bus In SoMa (CBS Bay Area)
  • BART board to urge $70,000 charge against Black Friday protesters dropped (SF Examiner)
  • Opinion: Muni’s latest giveaway is questionable policy, executed poorly (SF Examiner)
  • Supe seeks boost for Outer Sunset transit (SF Bay)
  • Noise complaint halts work on Sunset Tunnel (SFGate)
  • SF-Oakland #2 in transit trips per capita (Flowingdata)

Photo by Brennan Browne