This Sunday’s Bay to Breakers Muni Details and Street Closures

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Here’s everything you need to know, transit-wise, about this Sunday’s Bay to Breakers. If you still don’t have your costume ready, you can dress up like Muni!

From the SFMTA:

Runners and walkers will start the route at Howard at Main streets in SoMa before setting off to traverse the iconic Hayes Street Hill and Golden Gate Park to Ocean Beach.

How to Get There on Muni

Pre-Race Service: Extra service will begin at 6 a.m. in the Muni Metro subway and on the NX Express, 5R Fulton Rapid, 38R Geary Rapid and the N Judah..

Post-Race Service: From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., extra service will be provided on the N Judah Line and the NX Express, 5X Fulton Express, 7 Haight/Noriega and 29 Sunset routes.

For complete details on extra service, please visit our Bay to Breakers Express Service page.

Muni Service and Traffic Impacts

Major traffic and Muni impacts across the city on Sunday will start as early as 5 a.m. and end as late as 4 p.m. For full details, please visit our Bay to Breakers Service Alert page.

Sunday morning and afternoon: Numerous Muni routes will be rerouted for the race across the city. For full details, please see the Transit Impacts section of our Bay to Breakers Service Alert page.

Starting Saturday at 6 p.m.: Due to event setup, there will also be reroutes near the start and finish lines on the 5, 7, 18, 25 and 38/38R routes.

For region-wide Bay to Breakers transportation information, please visit our partner transit agencies’ websites: BART, SamTrans, Caltrain, Golden Gate Ferry, AC Transit as well as 511.

Photo by Nick Fisher

Muni Life Lesson: Don’t lose your head

Mannequins ride Muni, too. Sometimes, they lose their heads. It happens to the best of us, of course: Who hasn’t lost their mind on Muni at one point or another?

h/t @Rachel_Jokes on Twitter

In other unsettling imagery, Muni Diaries readers once found a doll left behind on the N-Judah (that extra creepy placement, though…) and a doll so sketchy, Muni riders chose to wait in the rain rather than sit next to it.

Calling all podcast fans: Listen to our live stories on the new Muni Diaries podcast — bonus coolness points if you do so while riding Muni. Find us on iTunes and Google Play.

Your 2017 Bay to Breakers Costume Inspiration

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Photo by Lindsay N

It is my firm belief that if you’ve lived in San Francisco for
a few years, you probably have a section in your wardrobe dedicated to costumed events, like Bay to Breakers this Sunday. If you are still looking for inspiration, look no further than our public transit system. Our current favorite is the young woman dressed up as “that painfully embarrassing Muni door moment,” above.

And despite drunken partiers, Bay to Breakers is also a quintessential San Francisco event that can change your experience of living here. In this week’s Muni Diaries podcast, storyteller (and Elbo Room sound man) Gabriel Armstrong shares his story of what happened when he carried his broken down B2B vehicle home on Muni, and scaring little kids on the way. Listen to his tale on iTunes and Google.

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Photo by Nick Fisher

More costume inspirations:


Photo by Octoferret

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Photo by prawnpie

And an awesome costume in action:

Want to show off your cool costume or spotted an especially creative B2B outfit on its way to the race? Tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Our email inbox muni.diaries.sf@gmail.com is always open!

Muni bus refuses to be defined by traditional line-naming

Why choose between two Chinatown lines when you could have a little of column A and a little of column B?

Rider @kilodelta reported this head-scratching Muni sign the other day. Is it equal parts 30-Stockton and 45-Union-Stockton? Is that this vehicle’s on-time rating? (At 66%, seems a bit high for a Stockton Street line).

Could this be the bus driver who also tried to pull the Jedi mind trick on a 5-Fulton driver recently?

We’ll take this confusion-inducer over the “Windows has computer” Powell station signage, which was really no help at all.

Spotted other Muni particularities? Tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Our email inbox muni.diaries.sf@gmail.com is always open!

Lyft-Muni hybrid in our midst

So you only want to spend $2.50 but also want the alluring cachet of escaping the hoi polloi (gasp)?

Dreams do come true (with a healthy sense of humor and a dash of imagination) on this 7-Haight, the driver of which updated its LED sign in the lower-left corner to say Lyft.

Thanks, @edmeng, for spotting this gem and posting it on Instagram.

Got Muni hacks for your fellow riders? Tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Our email inbox muni.diaries.sf@gmail.com is hungry for your thoughts!

Mannerly must-have for Muni riders: letterpress etiquette cards

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Someone found a classy way to complain about a very annoying habit on Muni — those damn backpacks! Direct from the Muni Diaries Instagram inbox, artist Emma Munger sends us her very first letter press project:bus etiquette cards. Emma says:

My first letterpress project is something I can hand out to the dickheads of public transportation #takemycard

No, please, for the love of god, take her card.

Inconsiderate backpack carriers on Muni have been called a lot of names — turtles, for example — in our transit-riding community. You hate having backpacks bumping into you so much that our very first Spanish submission was about this universal pet peeve.

The powers that be assure us that they’re aware. A lot of ink has been spilled about how you should just take the damn thing off on a crowded bus. BART made a PSA about it. It’s the number two complaint from Muni riders (can you guess what numero uno is?). But that has yet to translate into common commute courtesy.

Check out Emma’s online store of her other very cool work.

Psst: are you a podcast fan? Hear our live stories on the new Muni Diaries podcast! Find us on iTunes and Google Play.

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