Monday, October 12, 2015

Don't reroute the #33 line

A letter to the editor in today's SF Examiner:

As a daily MUNI rider for 40 years and a nurse, I welcome all service increases. I’m particularly enthusiastic about increases to the 9R-San Bruno, but this increase in no way justifies the planned rerouting of the 33-Ashbury so that it will no longer stay on Potrero to go to San Francisco General Hospital.

Many seniors, people with disabilities, and people who are low-income travel to SFGH on the 33 from the Richmond, Haight, Castro and Mission.

Moving the 33 will force people — many using walkers, canes, crutches and wheelchairs — to transfer to the 9, creating hardships for MUNI’s most vulnerable riders.

SFMTA, listen to the nurses: We prescribe keeping the 33 on Potrero.

Iris Biblowitz
San Francisco

Later: The route of the #33 won't be changed!


Beautiful view from an ugly building

In yesterday's Chronicle, Sam Whiting threw a much-deserved bouquet to the Harmon Observation Tower at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. The view is spectacular from the tower, but from the outside it doesn't look any better than the ugly de Young itself. The video above carefully avoids a long view of the look-at-me work by Herzog de Meuron.

Earlier posts on the de Young building here and here

Like a rusty warehouse

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