Let’s take a look up Bush Street from Sansome to see what it’s like during the evening drive.
It can start pretty early – look at the shadows:
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It’s not gridlock, but it’s very slow. Drivers make it one or two car lengths per light cycle.
Starting on Bush to get to 1st Street to get to the coveted Bay Bridge on-ramp can take more than a half-hour.
Now what some people in this situation do is say this is ridiculous and then find another way to the bridge. They substitute
Others just stew in their rides – some of these people enjoy honking, you know, as an outlet.
And there’s yet another option.
You can just use the little-used left turn lane after Montgomery and then, and this is key, go straight through the intersection at Sansome to use the BUS TAXI ONLY lane to pass all those su
Now it seems that drivers would get ticketed for this maneuver, but I’ve never seen it happen.
(Cops hate traffic more than you do, so they never hang out here. Come to think of it, I don’t see too many buses or taxis using this special lane either. And I don’t think any forward-facing cameras on any SFMTA vehicle can get you neither)
Of course, then you gotta make it another four arduous blocks to the bridge, oh well.
But otherwise, this is the perfect crime.
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