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Which way to BART and cable cars?

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Found on Spear Street near Mission, where one would never need adequate wayfinding signs. What’s a Transbay Transit Center? Where is the cable car? Important questions, these.

Between this and fingernail clipping on the streetcar today—that lady and her errant nail bits proved a fine ambassador to our even finer city—I’d like to extend my warmest welcome alongside heaps of good luck to you tourists.

Thanks to Amy of @cappstreetcrap and Tiny Rides for the pic.

At least you didn’t get into a fight with a Muni sign today

Unless that’s your thing, of course.

This probably wasted dude in London just wasn’t having it. The UK’s Express reports from eyewitnesses:

“He started punching the sign and miming getting hit back by it. His acting skills were quite admirable and he completely threw himself into his little crazy role-play. We were rooting for him.”

I wonder who rooted for the sign.

How Not to Make a Three-Point Turn

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Photo by Gary via Muni rider Deb

UPDATE: Photog and submitter say this was a training bus: Double oof, if so.

In all fairness, it is really, really hard to make a three-point turn in the city.

Muni rider Deb shared this photo by Gary on the Muni Diaries Facebook page. Oof, right on the busy corner of Stockton and Columbus, too, where I wouldn’t even want to drive a Smart car, much less an articulated bus.

Apparently, after a couple more tries (blocking traffic all the while), the bus driver finally was able to get out of the way without taking down the tree or the building. No word on whether his or her pride was intact.

A collection of Muni head-scratchers

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Photo by breylane

Muni moments that make you go, “Huh.” Be careful scratching your head, though. A fellow rider might be there to tweet about it.

  • riding #sfmuni while this lady is blatantly picking her nose … as she holds a tissue in the other hand.
  • apparently my driver misses his former life as AM news radio host.
  • Vagrant dude scaling the dead skin off his feet right onto the bus floor. It really smells. #sf
  • A man on the 38 AX just brought a tree onto the bus. A tree. #sfmuni #munidiaries
  • Nothing makes me feel more put together than this woman who just ran into the bus in a shower cap. SHOWER CAP. #5fulton

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Transit News: Muni on-time, shuttles, pols must ride Muni, Van Ness BRT hearing

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Photo by sarahann211

  • Time to tie pay to Muni’s on-time performance (SF Examiner)
  • Owner of Private Commuter Shuttle to Be Charged After Bus Blocks J-Church (CBS Bay Area)
  • Mayor, Board of Supervisors Actually Required By Law to Ride Muni (SFist)
  • Muni sickout: Too ill to work, but just fine for payday (Matier and Ross)
  • Muni returns to school schedules as SFUSD year begins (SF Examiner)
  • Public Hearing Friday For Van Ness Rapid Transit Project (Hoodline)
  • It’s a race for two BART director seats in November; two others get a free ride (Contra Costa County Times)