As seen in the North of NoPA DivCo Divisadero Corridor Western Addition:
MUNI sure aint dog-friendly.
These are the new robin’s egg blue decals from the SFMTA – the “pilot” bus program is over, so the old light green decals have expired now.
If you have any beefs with these buses, you’re supposed to call 311, that’s what the new phone icon means. And then you tell them, “Bus 09-5016 just run me over,” or something. That’s the system, baby.
The prefix “09” means LUX LEASING LLC. What’s that? Who the Hell knows, Gentle Reader. It’s some company, somewhere.
And now we’re at the back. Here’s something new to me – a HOW’S MY DRIVING sticker:
‘Cause the “Luxury” Leasing ppl want you complaining to them afore you call up SFGov with your bus beef.
This is how things stand with corporate buses in Frisco in the second half of 2016…
First, the giant mural of Romolo was all like this:
But now it’s all like this – I haven’t been through this way since it got painted over, thusly:
“I’m done with them. That’s why the mural is painted over,” Sherry said. She said that during the 2004 restoration, which took almost a year, she worked on the mural six days a week for almost a year and was only compensated for transportation and lunch. “It was an absolute nightmare,” she said. “All they could pay me was coming out of their poor little pockets, so I accepted it because at the time I could afford to take a lot of time to do this. … So I basically just did the work, and they let it go to hell again.
There was a theory that murals discourage graffiti. I don’t know well that theory worked out…
You don’t see MUNI operators doing this at this particular intersection, but here you go – a corporate bus driver trying to head south on Masonic at Fell. Westbound traffic ended up simply going around the back of the bus, with priority going to your nimbler forms of transpo:
HONK HONK HONK went the numerous blocked drivers, some of whom were delayed for like a minute and a half, oh well.
I’m not saying it’s easy driving in Frisco. It’s just something that you have to get used to…
I’ll tell you, the way from Sack-Town back to Frisco is the I-80, the Great Freeway Across America. Unless there’s three accidents upon it in your Yolo / Solano (Yolano! Heh) counties area like around Vacaville (Cow-town! That’s how it translates, Amiga).
So then your Google Maps gets a little crazy and suggests that Route 160 will save you 30 minutes. So you think YOLO and then head south on the I-5 and then you exit and then this:
ONE LANE ROAD? What does that mean?
So there’s your Montana big sky with a tiny road from rural Hawaii. IMO.
Did I make a wrong turn somewhere? IDTS. I think Google would have told me.
Anyway, the east bay’s El Diablo is your lodestar on this route. Is this Wyoming?
Sometimes traffic is speeding along on smooth levy roads and other times your jouncing along slowly on bumpy tract roads. And then you make it to Antioch and then it’s freeways the rest of the way.
It’s Route 160. It’s NorCal’s Route 66, sort of…
It’s the Mother Road.
Here’s the background and here’s what the first day of terminal operation looked like yesterday:
I didn’t see it in operation, but I did see a Nest* (wherever that is) Bus heading away from this area this AM so maybe this 116 feet will be a nest for Nest, and others. Who uses this terminal is a secret, kept by our incompetent SFMTA, for some reason.
I think all these pissed-off people would have needed the relevant city Supervisor to go to bat for them against the SFMTA. I suppose that didn’t happen.
(I’ll tell you, one block away on Hayes, there’s a bus stop for the #21 what’s nine (9) seconds away from another bus stop for the same line. Our weak-willed SFMTA wanted to get rid of one of the stops but a while back but a local bidness owner hired on craigslist to get a “grass-roots” campaign going to sway our swayable Supervisor London Breed. So that’s democracy in action, or not, depending on how you look at it.)
Anyway, the signs say that all this will expire on May 27th, 2016, so we’ll just have to wait and see what the SFMTA wants to do next. Perhaps they’ll install permanent signs soon, IDK…
*Yeah, I need me an expensive Nest thermostat for my 100 year old radiators – I’m sure that would work out real good.