We’ve seen paper FastPasses and late night transfers come and go, but one thing stays the same: Muni riders are in it together! We’re celebrating 15 years of sharing your experiences on the bus, and we want you to help us mark the occasion.
We’ve invited some stellar storytellers and we’ll be unveiling our commemorative Muni Diary* — gorgeous notebooks handmade by Enon Avital (Dapper Notebooks) featuring cover art by Chris Arvin (Transit Supply). Check out photos of the journal below. It’s perfect for your transit journaling needs.
Join us for an evening of storytelling, hilarious tales and music, and, of course, our Muni Haiku Battle. We’ll toast (bubbly included while supplies last!) to 15 years of transit rider solidarity. All together now: back door!
What would make you take off your headphones on the bus to talk to a stranger? In this episode, storyteller Alex Randall shares how he started talking to his fellow riders, and how these “Muni chats” changed the way he looks at our city. This episode was recorded at Muni Diaries Live at Rickshaw Stop in November, 2022.
By day, Alex manages a support team at Atlassian, and by evening and weekend, he serves on the board at Z Space, leads walking tours of his favorite San Francisco neighborhoods. He says he takes the 38 Geary often and likes all things San Francisco: history, sports, art, politics, and of course, public transit. You can find him at @ArtrepreneurSF on both Instagram and Twitter.
Storyteller ilyse iris magy has hella Muni bonafides: she was the first paid “staff member” of San Francisco Transit Riders, where she helped pressure city officials to actually ride the bus. She celebrated her 24th birthday by riding the 24 bus with her friends. Name a Muni line and she can tell you the route. But one Halloween evening, when ilyse found herself evangelizing the value of public transit, the Muni gods had other plans.
You can follow ilyse and her non-transit related art on Substack and Instagram at @arainbowsquared. Meanwhile, we are gearing up for the first ever Muni Diaries Art Market this Saturday, Dec. 3 at 80 Albion! We’ll be there from noon to 4pm, along with our group of great vendors who will be selling their transit and SF-themed goodies. See you there!