BART everywhere

What if BART actually ran everywhere you needed to go?  Imagine getting on the train in the Mission and going to grab some spicy noodle soup from the Richmond, then taking it to Petaluma to catch a show at the Phoenix!  Or going wine-tasting in Napa without worrying about a designated driver?  That’s the idea behind this provocative BART diagram by Jake Coolidge.

And as long as we’re dreaming, let’s get rid of the carpet, extend service to 24 hours, and have a dedicated bike car too!

[via Chris Clark, Muni Diaries, 10x1]

44 Responses to “BART everywhere”

  1. scum says:

    Imagine personal jet packs.

    • Jeremy says:

      Traffic gets effed every time one jerk isn’t paying attention. Imagine the same idiots flying around millions of other people and tell me you don’t see major carnage happening :-)

  2. Sweet T says:

    And we should get that guy with the “UNTAXED” license plate to pay for it all.

  3. As Jake mentions, a lot of this is what was originally proposed, back in the dim, dark days before any of you were born. If the Sonoma County line had been approved by taxpayers, I’d probably still be living in Cotati.

  4. Sweet T says:

    Cranky Old Cotati Guy doesn’t have the same snap. It sounds more like a pathetic uncle, whereas Cranky Old Mission Guy says “cool older cousin.”

    • Lindsey says:

      we’ve already determined COMG to be my Internet Uncle.

    • A little history is in order. I have no idea about how it is now, but, back in the late ’60s and early ’70s, Cotati was the dumping ground for trust-fund-financed family black sheep, latent child molesters, and random borderline psychotics. In addition to that, it was also home to a buttload of Sonoma State students, who were notorious for majoring in social science subjects of a generally useless nature. In other words, it was much like The Mission before The New College of California closed.

  5. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    Man, this would be sweet. But, seriously? I’d rather have a high-speed rail network, I think.

  6. Sweet T says:

    Well, in case you were wondering how that makes us related, I looked it up:

    “Your uncle’s first cousin may also be the first cousin of one of your parents if descended from one of your great grandparents. In that case, your uncle’s first cousin would be your first cousin, once removed.

    On the other hand, your uncle’s first cousin may be related to that parent of your uncle who is not descended from one of you great grandparents. In that case, your uncle’s first cousin is not related to you.”

  7. friend says:

    only in dreams

  8. Anon says:

    BART was originally intended to go to Marin, but racist white people blocked it.

    • To quote the eminent head-shrinker, Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable, “Obvious troll is obvious.”

    • marcos says:


      • No! 80% of Marinites wanted BART; it was San Mateo that dropped out, which made the Marin Line far less financially viable. On top of that, with the Golden Gate Bridge District fucking with the load reports for the Bridge, it was too much for the BART board, and they asked Marin to opt out.

        On the upside, we may have avoided a bridge collapse at the 50th Anniversary when the bridge was waaaay too overloaded, and Marin is far less like the East Bay than it probably would’ve been.

        • Valenchia says:

          Actually there was lots of opposition to BART in Marin but it was part of an overall anti-development mentality. It was thought that BART would lead to more apartment buildings, greater density etc. I don’t think it was racist, but it was definitely a desire to prevent any change to the pastoral setting of Marin. Claims that the GGB couldn’t support BART certainly dampened enthusiam too.

  9. Cris says:

    Can we also get normal bart service for the richmond train? It’s a bitch always transfering.

  10. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    Somehow we still get gipped out of the 30th St. station, though? SAD FACE.

  11. scum says:

    BART should go straight to the Shark Tank.

  12. DomPara says:

    That 4th/King to Diridon line looks AWFUL FAMILIAR…

    I’m wanting this as hard as I can, but nothing is happening!

  13. Mello McGee says:

    …and I
    my pants.

  14. JB says:

    ELG Represent! East Side Sara ‘toga!

  15. Evan_G says:

    wow. Whoever made this has a great knowledge of the bay. Can’t believe they named all the small places I go everyday like Oakley, somerville, etc.

  16. BanjoK says:


  17. leviathan says:

    maybe if SF were in europe, or japan…

  18. wizzer says:

    Yea, I’ve dreamed about riding Bart for 5 hours up to Cotati.

  19. kylem says:

    Hey! No service to Alameda? What the fuck? How am I going to get to the Antique Faire every month?

  20. Rudy says:

    Caught a misspelled location. ARDENWOOD near Fremont, not ALDENWOOD.

    Also, that place has an awesome harvest festival. Pay $8 and get all the popcorn and indian corn you can carry. We are popping our spoils.

  21. Jackhammer says:

    I kept looking for SANTA CRUZ. Also RENO. And SEATTLE. No sign. WTF?

    I mean, if you’re gonna dream, dream big.

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