The always excellent folks at Streetsblog SF introduced the first installment of Muni Rider Profile last week. The idea of breaking down the “invisible bubble between riders” is exactly what propelled us to do Muni Diaries, so I just absolutely love the idea behind Streetsblog’s profile series and look forward to seeing more. In this profile you’ll see Keith Montanez, SFSU student and regular 28-line rider:
The 28-19th Avenue passes through two cities, a national park, Golden Gate Park, and the city’s second largest undergraduate institution, touching both the southern and northern border of San Francisco as it travels over city streets and two highways, with dramatic views of the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge along the way. It’s a key route for San Francisco State University students, as well as teenagers who live and go to school in the Richmond and Sunset districts, which seem to be the largest groups that identify it as “their” route.
Keith Montanez is one of those students, a gregarious audio production major at SF State whose personality pops out despite the dreary grayness on 19th Avenue on a Wednesday afternoon. He’s easy to talk to and instantly engaging, and probably shares many of the same frustrations with his fellow Muni riders, but apart from trips with his friends, talking to a random fellow rider seems to be an unusual event.
Read the rest of Streetsblog’s Muni Rider Profile, written by Michael Rhodes.