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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.”

BART Staycation: Richmond Waterfront

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It’s easy to forget that BART, that same workhorse train that takes you to your daily grind, can also take you so far away from it; that in the same amount of time as it takes to get to work, you can instead go someplace utterly serene. Enter: Richmond.

Richmond’s dreamy, nearly private waterfront was once one of the country’s most prolific shipyards. Now it has the feel of a sleepy little beach town, the kind that invites you to linger over a glass of rosé and watch sailboats drift out to sea. But that’s not nearly all it has to offer.

The recipe for the perfect daycation is equal parts natural, cultural, and fun. With that in mind, here is your perfect day in Richmond.

Take the Richmond train to Richmond, then board AC Transit bus #74 toward Marina Bay all the way to the end of the line.

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Bart Simpson, and you’re there

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Can you imagine if the sneaky little bastard actually ran BART? Trains would be all skipping stops, laughing, farting … wait. NM!

h/t Ben: “last night I dreamed the @sfbart train was an actual bart train”

You can’t spell BART without ‘rat’

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San Francisco will never be New York City. I don’t really see too many similarities, to be honest.

That’s why I was mildly surprised to see this tweet from BART rider Sunday: “#BART rats need food, too.”

I guess she’s right, but, BARF!

If you’re not already following @bartdiaries on Twitter, well, then, what’s wrong with you?

Peak douche reached on BART?

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I mean, you tell me. Can it get worse than THIS GUY?

Ronn Vigh, comedian, Muni Diaries Live veteran, and reigning Muni Haiku champ, brought this to our attention.

“Hey buddy, they got rid of all the bacteria soaked seats on BART. You didn’t need to bring your own!”

Don’t tell him. He’s busy pointing out for all to see just who and what is so awsum about him.

What can art do for your BART stations?

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For the first time in 40 years, BART is planning an overhaul of its stations, which includes funding for art and design (you might recall those glass canopies we showed you a few weeks go). To make sure that 2 percent of the funding is dedicated to art in your BART station, SubArt, an organization that promotes large-scale art projects in Bay Area transit stations, is asking people to sign a petition to show their support.

We’ve found that lots of artists around the world love to re-imagine their transit stations in whimsical, inspiring ways, like this Swedish artist’s rendering of a fantastical subway station above. The Swedes also win in our minds with this hair-blowing subway ad. Less realistic but so much more fun, here’s how one designer in Holland imagines being able to slide down into the station.

The BART board votes on the budget on June 25. You can find SubArt’s petition here.

Photo by Alexander Dragunov