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Weekend Transit Advisory: Giants World Series home games, Fiesta on the Hill

This weekend’s transit happenings can best be summed up in one word: Giants. Yup. They’re in our house. Games 3, 4, and 5 are happening here this weekend, so plan accordingly! More transit information, including Fiesta On The Hill and more construction news below, straight from the SFMTA.

Athletic Association Event
From Friday through Sunday: The San Francisco Gaelic Athletic Association event will take place at San Francisco Gaelic Fields on Treasure Island.

A street closure of Avenue “H” between California Avenue and 3rd Streets will be required from 9 a.m., Friday to 6 p.m., Sunday.

The 108 Treasure Island Muni route will be affected.

For details of Muni re-routes, please visit http://www.sfmta.com/news/alerts. This website will be updated when it is closer to the event date.

World Series Games at AT&T Park
From Friday through Sunday: The San Francisco Giants will host Games 3, 4 and 5 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals at AT&T Park. These games will begin at 5:07 p.m., with pre-game activities beginning at 2:30 p.m., each day.

The SFMTA advises motorists of the increased congestion in downtown San Francisco related to these special events and advises commuters to use transit, taxis, bicycles or walk and to avoid using the Bay Bridge in the two hours before and after these games. Fans from the East Bay are encouraged to take public transit to San Francisco.

The following Muni service is available to and from all home games:

  • T Third
  • N Judah
  • Metro Baseball Shuttles
  • 10 Townsend
  • 30 Stockton
  • 45 Union
  • 47 Van Ness

The SFMTA will schedule additional Metro “baseball shuttles” to supplement the existing N Judah and T Third service to the ballpark.

The additional service will begin three hours prior to the game and continue until approximately 20 minutes after the start of the game.

SFMTA Service Ambassadors will be in the Embarcadero, Powell, Montgomery and Civic Center Muni Metro stations from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., each day to assist Muni customers.
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Three Winning Moves Seen on Muni

music on muni by erik wilson
Photo by Erik Wilson

Most people just get on the bus and plug their earphones in, but these fine riders have turned it up to 11 by busting out some absolutely awesome bus-riding moves. Hot from our Twitter wires, may I present the three most awesome moves seen on Muni this week:

  1. Man in motorized wheelchair on Muni after parking his ride: “The eagle has landed!” with a jaunty thumbs up. Sir, you’re golden.
  2. Trio singing “Cruella Deville” on 21 Hayes.
  3. A passenger’s Chihuahua eating flaming hot Cheetos on the 31. Classic.

This week’s strange and wonderful Things on Muni are brought to you by @beausepher, @MichaelSwander, and @TheNightBug.

Muni stories (and winning moves) are best enjoyed in person at Muni Diaries Live. Join us on Saturday, Nov. 8, for a night of true, hilarious, weird, gross, and sweet stories that can only happen on the bus. Grab a ticket and we’ll see you there!

This is what San Francisco-style kindness looks like

taxi and muni only lane by sergio ruiz
Photo by Sergio Ruiz

Camaraderie among Muni passengers really brings out some of the most surprising moments of kindness. Muni rider Zann sent us this “Only on Muni” story via Facebook.

This was on an inbound 24, as we crossed over Cortland:

This young guy gets on the 24, totally reeking of pot. He sits and opens his hand and has a handful of loose buds and shake. He pulls out a dollar and tries to wrap the weed in it, when this old lady next to him says, “Honey, you’re gonna spill that all over. Take this.” She pulls a handkerchief out of her purse and holds it open for him while he dumps the handful into it, then folds it up nicely and hands it to him. He offers her a piece as a thank you, and she refuses it. “No thanks, Honey, I don’t touch the stuff.”

It really was a magical “only in SF” moment, and a totally unashamed and candid interaction between them.

I always knew there was a reason I love people who carry handkerchiefs!

Did you post a story-worthy Muni moment on Facebook? Tag us @MuniDiaries to let us know!

And then a drumstick landed on my lap

drumstick on munu from kealani g
Photo by Kealani G.

Update 10/24

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Rider Janis spotted more crimes against fried chicken on the 6. It’s not *that*bumpy a ride, jeez, hold the eff on to your food if you’re gonna eat on Muni.

Original post:

I love fried chicken for breakfast like any normal person, but this kind of meal is probably best enjoyed in the privacy of your own home in your sweatpants, and not on Muni. Via the Muni Diaries Facebook page, Muni rider Kealani says,

Nothing says Muni like someone dropping fried chicken on your leg at 10 a.m.

I mean, what’s the right thing to do here, pick it up off your lap and give it back to the person? Or take a picture of it and send it to Muni Diaries? (Rhetorical question, you guys!)

Hotter Than Hot! Muni Diaries Live’s Full Lineup

madrigal muni diaries live
Photo by Right Angle Images

In just two weeks, we’ll pack he Elbo Room for the second time this year for an evening of “Only in San Francisco” stories. The lineup for the next Muni Diaries Live features some damn sexy nerds, hot storytellers, San Francisco insiders, and more surprising tales than a morning ride on the 47-Van Ness (trust me). Advanced tickets are on sale now, so grab one before they disappear!

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