BART

Grab yourself a seat on the BART dining car

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File this one under #zerofucks. There’s been a recent uptick in people spotted eating full meals on BART. The meals are all of a similar variety. First, above, the most important meal of the day:

So important to have a healthy breakfast! –@cuteinsf

Ah, ambiance!

Next we turn to BART rider snazzz, who recently saw not one but two (TWO!) people nomming down their diet dinners:

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Dude getting down and dirty on his lean cuisine on the train –@snazzz

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This chick also leaning on her cuisine on the train –@snazzz

What’s that thing they say? Three times makes a meme or something?

Previously on Muni Diaries
Muni Dining Car, Now With Free Coffee Refills
Idea: Muni LRV Subway Dining Car

We now turn to the topic of bikes on BART

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Thousands of different people could’ve written this post, but it was BART rider and friend of Muni Diaries Blair (she of the 12-Folsom fix) who put it best:

Nothing will stop the scouuuuuuurge, because these people can’t read:

BIKES ON BART RULES

  • During non-commute hours, bikes are allowed on all trains except the first car or any crowded car.
  • During commute hours (7:00 to 9:00 AM and 4:30 to 6:30 PM, weekdays), bikes are not allowed in the first three cars of any train.
  • Folded bikes are allowed in all cars at all times.
  • Regardless of any other rule, bikes are never allowed on crowded cars. Use your good judgment and only board cars that can comfortably accommodate you and your bicycle.
  • Bicyclists must hold their bikes while on the trains.
  • Bicyclists must use elevators or stairs, not escalators, and always walk bikes.
  • Bicyclists must yield priority seating to seniors and people with disabilities, yield to other passengers, and not block aisles or doors.
  • In case of an evacuation, leave your bike on the train and do not let it block aisles or doors.
  • Bicyclists under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Gas powered vehicles are never permitted.
  • On BART property, bikes must be parked in racks and lockers. Bikes parked against poles, fences or railings will be removed.

Violation of the above rules is subject to citation under CA Vehicle Code Sec. 21113 and Sec. 42001.

http://www.bart.gov/guide/bikes/bikeRules

Dear BART:
Please post the bike rules above EVERY bike section in your train cars.
BAM!

This all comes about because, well, every fucka day, but also, BART rider Joshua tweeted the above photo and said, “Hey self-absorbed bike guy on this uber-crowded @SFBART car.. just wait for the next train. #BikeFAIL”

Correct!

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

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