Hey Super Bowl 50 committee, Muni wires are actually beautiful

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The Super Bowl 50 Committee plans to ask SFMTA to take down the overhead wires on Market Street during the sportsball fiesta, but honestly, we think the overhead wires are kind of nice in a photo op.

Next year’s Super Bowl will be held in Santa Clara, but the eight-day fan village will be in Justin Herman Plaza, where the mayor told KCBS that there won’t be room for the homeless or anyone. The Examiner reports that Supervisor Jane Kim confirmed the Super Bowl 50 Committee‘s desire to pull down Muni wires.

No decisions have been made about the potential request, but the Examiner says that pulling down the overhead wires could cost a “seven-figure number” requiring “lots of overtime” to remove correctly. The F, 6, 21, and 31 lines run on overhead wires in the area.

I actually think Muni overhead wires make for really beautiful photos, as evidenced by several of the photographers we’ve featured on Instagram. Maybe the Super Bowl 50 Committee can take a look at a few of these beauties?

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Photo by @nyxnax

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Photo by @geoffreyupton

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Photo by @itsjustinsane

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Photo by @djsoul6

Top photo by @nonny1982

MAXImizing your Muni enjoyment

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As a reminder to the uninitiated (including still-confused male editors of this website who wondered, “what makes them stick to the wall”), this is not a tampon. Neither was this Muni-riding feminine product. This, my friends, is a tampon (applicator) on Muni.

Three times makes a trend? There are srsly more feminine products on the bus than there are in those busted machines in the ladies’ room, jeez.

Via Muni rider Mike, as seen on the 31-Balboa.

True Love Found on Muni


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100 Muni StoriesAll kinds of things are found on Muni, including amoré:

@SheenaWakely: I noticed a guy on 31BX. 6 mo. later we met at the stop and have been together ever since. True love on Muni. Imagine that!

We sure can, and do. And, along with @SheenaWakely, we can prove it happens. Jen and Kevin met on the 1-California and had a Muni-themed wedding. A lost wallet sparked romance on the 33-Stanyan, another one of our 100 Days commemorative stories. We’re not only counting romantical love, either; hell yes to the please love back signs, imploring us all to spread you know what (NOT THAT).

Read the rest of our 100 Days, 100 Muni Stories entries, and send us your own Muni story today. Use the Muni Diaries submission form or tweet @munidiaries with hashtag #100MuniStories.

Photo Gallery: Inaccurate or Outdated Muni Signage

Found this amazingly neato photo set on Flickr the other day. It was shot and assembled by Octoferret, to whom we owe a humble thank you. In light of upcoming Muni lines slated for extinction, we feel this is a moving tribute to the routes that time has forgotten.

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