Posts Tagged ‘culture bus’

Entirely Empty MUNI CultureBus Sandwiched By Entirely Full #5 Fultons

Monday, October 20th, 2008

This was the scene the other day in the Civic Center / Gough Fell corridor / Western Addition area  – a new yellow CultureBus turning left after riding along McAllister between two regular MUNI buses. The thing is that the brand new 74X Culture Bus was absolutely empty and the #5 Fultons were Standing Room Only.

The San Francisco Examiner has a front page story on CultureBus today: “Muni Waiting for Culture Vultures.” Check it out for their take on this new artsy bus. If a brand new bus line is meeting 75% of its goal, well, that’s pretty good for a “new idea,” isn’t it? Lots of new ideas don’t meet 7.5% or even .75% of their goals.

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These white signs seem like an afterthought, but they make things simple for tourists and locals alike. An empty bus going the right direction must be awfully tempting for passengers waiting for a regular MUNI bus. For a group of people, a taxi might be cheaper, of course. 

Good luck, KultureBus.

San Francisco’s New CultureBus – Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

No, not that Culturebus, “your African American heritage resource”. This CultureBus, the big yellow 74x route in San Francisco, the one that shuttles you around various museums and stuff.

At $7 a throw, you probably won’t see too many local strap-hangers on board, but oh well. This is a pretty simple system to navigate, so that’s good. All aboard!

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Yerba Buena Cultural Institutions

California Historical Society
Cartoon Art Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum
GLBT Historical Society
Museum of the African Diaspora
Museum of Craft and Folk Art
SF Camerwork
The Society of California Pioneers
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts


111 Minna Gallery
Aurobora Press
Baer Ridgway Exhibitions
Braunstein/Quay Gallery
Catharine Clark Gallery
Chandler Fine Art
Crown Point Press
RayKo Photo Center
Sculpturesite Gallery
The Artists Alley
Varnish Fine Art
Visual Aid
Other Yerba Buena Arts and Events

Civic Center

Asian Art Museum
City Hall

Golden Gate Park Museum Concourse

de Young Museum
California Academy of Sciences
Japanese Tea Garden
Conservatory of Flowers