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Kickass Tattoo Honors Folsom, Muni

folsom muni tattoo

This tattoo incorporates so many great San Francisco elements. Can you spot them all? We tracked down Leslie Lopez, the owner of the tattoo and asked her to count the ways. She says:

“I was born and raised in San Francisco and I lived on the Muni. I took them everywhere. I was raised on Folsom Street, hence the street sign. I love the 49ers and the Muni’s the represent our home team.”

Leslie’s great tattoo was done by artist Irene Shiori (find her contact info in the link). Photo by Bay Area Inkspot on Instagram.

We love all the ways you display your local love permanently. Some favorite San Francisco tattoos we’ve found:
Rad colorful cable car
F-Market in action
And my personal fav, tattoo honoring Muni driver grandfather

Got your own ink to show off? Tag us on Instagram @munidiaries to submit them.

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Ride the time travel machine at Muni Heritage Weekend

Photo by Octoferret

Muni is celebrating its rich history with the 4th annual Muni Heritage Weekend, kicking off at Market Street Railway Museum at 870 Market St. at 10 a.m. this Saturday. You’ll get to ride some very historic vintage cars, like street car No. 1, as seen above in the 1980s.

Muni will run three historic buses during the heritage weekend, including a 1950 trolley coach and buses from 1969 and 1975. The SFMTA says that this year the vintage buses will perform double duty as “galleries on wheels.” When you board one of these vintage buses, you’ll see historic photos from the SFMTA archives, some of which have never been seen publicly before. The SFMTA photo archive is really a rare gem and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves history, San Francisco, and great photography. They’re on Instagram too (@sfmtaphoto).

Five historic streetcars rarely in operation will run between the Ferry Building and Pier 39. Ride Streetcars No. 1, 130, 228, 496 and 578 for free along the short Embarcadero route. For some trips, Streetcars No. 1 and 130 may run the full F Market & Wharves route.

The heritage weekend is a part of Muni Forward, which will bring new vehicles and increased frequency to Muni services.

More historic nuggets for you to get in the mood for history:
1920-1930 Muni maps: there’s even an instance of “Muny” as an actual acronym!
Transfers tell Muni history – a look at transfers through the decades
The first ever Muni crash, documented

At this rate, iguanas will outnumber humans on Muni


Earlier this year, we were averaging about an iguana sighting a month. Then the brutally hot summer set in, and the lizards must’ve been basking.

Good to see this fella riding like a boss again.

Iguana on Muni thinks he’s a cat
On Muni, what’s cooler than being cool? (pretty sure this is the same fella as above)
Found: The Most Cold-Blooded Muni Rider Ever

Via Muni rider Anthony: “good to be back in san francisco.”

Transit News: E-Embarcadero extension, new BART stations, Muni credit union, F-Market anniversary