Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Muni Reminds You Not to Rely on Public Transit Starting This Weekend

Posted By on Tue, May 22, 2012 at 1:36 PM

click to enlarge pee_wee_thumb_250x187.jpg

Just when you thought Muni couldn't get any more unreliable, the transit agency reminded us that a portion of the city's rail system won't just be delayed on Friday, it's going to be completely shut down to all passengers.

Muni is closing some rail lines for 10 days while crews do repairs that will purportedly make us all much happier in the end. Specifically, the N-Judah Line will be closed, the J-Church Line will be partially

shutdown, and the 22-Fillmore, 37-Corbett, 43-Masonic, and N-Owl routes

will be rerouted. This transit fiasco starts on Friday at 7 p.m. and lasts until 5 a.m. on June 4.

So what are you car-less folks to do in the absence of (un)reliable transit? Exercise your self, of course.

Muni is asking all of its riders who are probably going to be counting on those rail lines to consider biking or walking to destinations along the N-Judah and J-Church lines during this frustrating time. "There will be disruption, but we are endeavoring to make it as painless

as possible," said Muni Chief Ed Reiskin.

"We're asking everyone who can to bike, walk, or even work

from home to ensure space on the Muni shuttles for those who cannot," he said. 

Muni tried its best to minimize the agony by coordinating construction dates between both

the Church and Duboce and Carl Street projects so that residents and businesses will only be affected for four working days.

This isn't necessarily a bad thing -- maybe you will realize how much faster you can get to work if you pedaled your own way there. 

Follow us on Twitter at @SFWeekly and @TheSnitchSF

  • Pin It

Tags: , , , , , ,

About The Author

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert has been Online News Editor for SF Weekly since 2010. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • 24th Annual Autumn Moon Festival
    Crowds gathered September 6-7 for the 24th Annual Autumn Moon Festival in Chinatown. Visitors enjoyed arts, crafts, cultural exhibits, food and a dog fashion show. Photographs by Dhoryan Rizo.
  • Felton: Touring the Redwoods
    Blue skies meet redwood canopies in the mountain town of Felton, located just north of Santa Cruz on Highway 9. Once a bustling logging community, the town is now a mix of mellow locals and serene wilderness. Visitors can enjoy the redwoods in nearby Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and splash in swimming holes in the San Lorenzo River. For a bite to eat stop by Rocky’s Cafe for fruit-laden pancakes, barbeque at the Cowboy Bar & Grill and poolside burgers at the Trout Farm Inn. Other stops worth checking out include Roaring Camp Railroads, the Mount Hermon zip line tour, and the educational Bigfoot Discovery Museum. For beer or cocktails a log cabin bar has you covered.