Your Weekend Transit Advisory: Construction

NEW: Sansome Street Improvement Project

As part of the Muni Forward Program, the existing southbound traffic lane designated for transit, taxis and commercial vehicles on Sansome Street has been extended north from Washington Street to Broadway Street. This extension will provide two-way service for the following Muni routes and will save customers up to three minutes for each southbound trip:

  • 10 Townsend
  • 12 Folsom/Pacific

The Sansome Street Improvement Project is in effect since last Saturday, July 16. This project is part of Muni Forward Program designed to improve customers’ travel time and reliability:

  • The left northbound lane on Sansome Street between Washington and Broadway streets will be converted to a southbound traffic lane with restricted hours designated for use by certain vehicles:
    • Between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., Daily: Only buses, taxis, commercial vehicles and emergency vehicles are allowed.
    • Outside of those hours: All vehicles are allowed.
  • Fifteen metered parking spaces on the west side of Sansome Street in the project area will be converted to commercial loading zones.

During construction and to allow for an adjustment period for the new two-way street configuration, Muni buses will begin to use the new lane on Saturday, August 13.

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Muni streetcar names of the past and present, visualized and explained

old_Muni_subway_map

Streetcars! Maps! Histories! Oh, my!

San Francisco architect Randolph Ruiz (whose work we’ve featured before: “Am I riding a Muni bus, streetcar, or subway?“) sent over the map you see above. He calls it SF Muni in 1932—some of the missing letters.

If the visual isn’t enough for you, as awesome as it is, over on Muni’s site, Aaron Bialick’s wrote a history of Muni’s rail lines through the years, which helps to explain why there’s an E and an F, but no A–D. There were G, H, and I lines once upon a magical time. There was a J that didn’t have anything to do with Church. And there was an O that ran along Union Street.

Check out Aaron’s post for a deeper explanation of the Muni rail lines and why they aren’t around anymore.

Image by Randolph Ruiz

BART engages LA Metro in Twitter haiku battle

Oh shit, pop the popcorn, you guys! Here it all is, in the order in which it transpired.

SNAP!

#weaksauce

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Muni bus as Pinewood Derby car is errything

You guys just can’t stop with the Muni <3, can you?

WonderlandSF sells these bad boys, and says they still have some available. My birthday is right around the corner, you know?

Here’s a video of the pinewood derby cars racing at the Wonderland store. Wonderland is on 1266 Valencia between 24th and 23rd, so you can go and check it out for yourself.

Previously …
This Muni cake is here to make your day
Friends surprise new Muni operator with super-custom cake
Gifts For Muni Lovers (Haters Too)
Muni Love/Hate in Collage Form

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