Yesterday’s BART fire created Carpocolypse 2012 for drivers attempting to commute from the Financial District to the East Bay last night.
Battery Street, looking north from Market:
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I’ll tell you, the people on Battery southbound didn’t have much of a chance to get closer to nearby freeway offramps because the SFMTA coned off their escape routes. So it would take drivers ten minutes to go one block.
But one dude fought back, by laying on his horn and honking away, New York City-style:
Anyway, if you were ever wondering who’s the person who just honks away, this is the dude.
I don’t know what the point of the honking is but if that’s your coping strategy, dude, then be my guest.
Now, transit planners, if you want people to want to get out of their cars, you’d cancel BART service EVERY DAY. Then drivers would say, “Oh no, I aint driving to the Financh, no way!”
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