Best View for the Price of a Muni Fare - 2002
Anyone who has taken the 33 bus knows about The Turn -- that impossibly sharp switchback from Clayton onto Market Street. When the 33 makes that turn, an eerie hush falls over the passengers. They put down their books and newspapers, partly to see if the bus will make the curve, but mostly to take in the view. And what a view: After emerging from the foot of Twin Peaks and before continuing to Mission Dolores Park, the 33 rises for a moment on the upper edge of Eureka Valley, affording a striking panorama of the downtown skyline, the house-lined hills, and the bay twinkling beyond. All for the bargain price of just $1.