Photo diary: The Passion of the 53-Southern Heights
Photo by Whole Wheat Toast
For those who don’t know, the 53-Southern Heights is one of seven Muni routes scheduled to be completely eliminated on Dec. 5. It served parts of Potrero Hill for many years. And trust me, you don’t wanna walk that hill every day.
There’s some talk of various ways to honor these great urban warriors: flash mobs, wakes, “last rides” (a religious reference for those who haven’t had their coffee yet). How are you going to mark this grievous occasion?
Muni Diaries, being of the written word and all, is asking you to pen an obituary for your most beloved dying Muni route. The deadline passed on Sunday, but you can still sneak one in. We’ll be running them in the upcoming weeks. Details are here. Write a diary here.
*Yes, the title here is an allusion to the story of Jesus. Deal.
The 53 stops right in front of my flat in Potrero Hill, and in five years I’ve never been on it. It runs (soon to be past tense) so infrequently it was easier to walk up the hill to catch the 48.
53 – I hardly knew you.