Muni Warrior crowned for 22-day challenge victory
The results are in, folks. Castro-area supervisor Scott Wiener blew away the competition from his fellow boardmembers in SF Transit Riders Union’s 22-Day Muni Challenge. It wasn’t even close.
Besting his nearest competitor by a whopping 41 rides aboard a Muni vehicle, Wiener takes the gold. Supervisor John Avalos, who represents many southwestern neighborhoods, tallied 65 rides. And Mission/Bernal supe David Campos came in third, with 52.
SFTRU challenged all boardmembers and the mayor to honor 1993’s voter-approved Proposition AA, which stated: “City officials and full-time employees [shall] travel to and from work on public transit at least twice a week.” Wiener’s rate of riding was closer to 35 times a week, but who’s counting?
And because we know you wanna read what Scott Wiener had to say (no, really), you can read what Scott Wiener had to say here.
To celebrate the completion of the challenge, SFTRU is hosting a party tonight at Mr. Smith’s. Here are the details:
Closing Celebration for 22-Day Muni Challenge
Let’s celebrate this inaugural campaign! Awards and raffle prizes and rubbing elbows with City Officials. Join us!
6:00 PM : WEDNESDAY JUNE 24 — AT MR. SMITH’S
Facebook Event page
And while we have your attention, if you want to help change Muni for the better, there are no better people to hook up with than SFTRU. Check out their site and get involved. Or just keep bitchin’. Either way.
Ugh this is patronizing.
Who can forget when Scott Wiener rode the L with a broken door like it ain’t no thang? http://youtu.be/ZyQAy8PzgZ8
Hat’s off to Scott Weiner
So disappointing that most couldn’t even ride 1x a day during the challenge…. Shows us that they want us to “do as I say, not as I do”
I think it’s shameful that this event has been framed as a “challenge.”
I don’t gotta be challenged to ride the goddamn public transportation in any city. Anyone framing the discussion in these elitist and classist terms surely cannot be taken seriously when they say that they understand the condition of a system that they judge themselves too good for. What a load of fucking shit with these arrogant local leaders and their egos.