If you want to see this ad from before, click here.
Anyway, here’s how one of the ads looks now – riiiiiip:
Both these drivers wanted to turn left on northbound Church and left turns are allowed on weekends, but I can’t tell you which driver is turning left from the wrong lane.
There’s a similar situation on nearby Octavia “Boulevard” with right turns – drivers wonder if it’s legal to turn right from the middle lane. Apparently, putting up signs is considered “bad design,” which is ironic since all of Octavia Boulevard is bad design.
[UPDATE: Obviously, our state and federal constitutions don’t require MUNI to carry political ads. MUNI does so in order to make money. MUNI wants to make money, right? If MUNI really really didn’t like these ads on the sides of their buses, they’re fully empowered to eliminate them. But they don’t. Why? Can you guess? Because of the money. How else can one explain that? And if you don’t understand something what’s hotlinked, you’re supposed to click on the link instead of complaining about how you don’t understand pop culture. ENDOFLINE.]
This one’s new. I’m seeing it all over town. It makes me think of transparent dangling carrots, I’m srsly. It gives me an earworm is what I’m saying.
Oh what’s that, SFMTA – you don’t really want to weigh in on the Mideast, but the money’s just too good to say no?
Imagine a future SFMTA with 10,000 employees, which will happen soon enough. Maybe at that point it will start issuing foreign policy papers.
But until then, this ad program will just have to do…
So maybe this bus driver thought this bike rider should have held back and not try to enter the two feet of space betwixt the moving bus and the parked cars on the right as the bus rolled its way to the Financh So the driver turned to the right and stopped, with the nose of the bus right next to a parked car, forcing the rider to pass on the left, as seen:
I’ve never seen this kind of purposeful blocking. Perhaps the driver was teaching a lesson about the wisdom of entering what was (admittedly) a tight space. That’s prolly the most optimistic interpretation.
Or perhaps this MUNI operator was having Yet Another Bad Day and this is some kind of portent.
IDK, man. A bus isn’t a toy, right SFMTA?
It means Hybrid Diesel (or Diesel Hybrid, if you’d prefer) and…
…it means Zero Local* Emissions.
You see, I’m saying the glass is half full, and the people at the SFMTA are saying the glass is 78.8% full, after fudging some numbers up from the actual 50%. It just depends on how you look at it, and how motivated you are to want to mislead people…
*If you want to say that our Hetch Hetchy system, the one that we shouldn’t even be owning/operating, has zero emissions everywhere, well, I’ll disagree.
This one was built Just For Frisco: