Just another day on Muni.
Walk? Bike? With weather like this its a shame to see such laziness abound.
Public transportation is there for a reason. Fuck you for looking down on it.
Fuck me? Wow,tender button? Look im ill for public transit, think it should be free to those who really need it. Just suggesting that on a day like today in the 60′s sunny ect that its a shame.
Also, the people that REALLY need the bus have a hard time getting a seat sometimes. 20% by 2020 is not gonna be a reality unless we all make it happen, that will HAVE to include walking and biking into most healthy adults lives in this city #Fact
Yeah. I am sensitive, because I am sick and tired of people looking down on public transportation. Bikes are all well and good, sometimes, but I have absolutely zero tolerance for people who think that bikes are a replacement for public transport (or, for that matter, a replacement for cars for many people), or think that they can somehow look down on people who ride public transport. Fuck that shit.
BTW Public transportation is crucial to my #CarFree socialist dream. so to say I look down on public transo is just stupid. Your usually up for debate,why the F bomb right out the gate? I’m no troll,thought you would know this.
I am however down on Laziness when it come to personal responsibility for use of Oil and carbon footprint.
Each of us has the power through our use or non use to shape our country’s foreign policys
Each of us by our use or non use has a direct impact on the planet, on planning,on traffic,on land use…ect. .
Simply walking or biking to where one needs to be can be one of the most revolutionary/liberating events that a person in this day and age can participate in…
Don’t waste your time on Doktor. He loves himself some Doktor.
No, he’s actually right for once. Fuck you for assuming anything, and then just calling someone lazy. It’s going to be hard to obtain your dream when you’re a condescending fuck.
No, Riding a bike is not somehow morally/ethically superior to taking public transport. Again: Fuck. That. Shit.
HERE IS A RIDICULOUS STATEMENT THAT NO ONE SAID EVER, AND HERE IS MY RESPONSE TO THE RIDICULOUS STATEMENT I JUST MADE UP. NOW I’M GOING TO PAT MYSELF ON THE BACK AND GIVE MYSELF A HIGH FIVE!
You fail reading comprehension. But, on general principles, I’m gonna give myself a high-five anyway. Because, frankly, I deserve it.
it’s there for children, the elderly, or the disabled. if you’re a healthy adult who relies on public transportation to get to work every day, then i find that to be kind of sad.
Bullshit. It’s there for everyone.
WHAT?! It’s there for everybody! I love riding the bus, I have taken the nice walk home from the Dogpatch to the Mission a lot of times, but riding the 22 in the morning is my favorite way to start the day. I mean, the stories I get to see, to get a piece of everyone’s life for a little time, it’s amazing. Getting to know people in that brief window, seeing them the same time every day, watching the changes, or just being able to space out and take a nap. I spent my childhood in the mountains and being a part of the big city transportation system is still exiting, exotic and fascinating every day. What the hell is so sad about that? I mean, sometimes somebody spits in my face, but that’s city life.
If someone doors me when I’m on the bus, it’s funny, because their door gets blasted off into the street, when they door me when I’m on my bike, it is not funny…
Haha that’s the truth. My friend “doored” a Muni bus and was billed $2,300 (by Muni) for paint and dent repair to the bus. Meanwhile my friend’s door was 20 yards down the street.
to each his own. i’ll ride the bus when i have to, but until then, let the people who need it have the space.
or fucking use it if you want to, cause that’s what it’s there for. don’t tell people how to live their lives.
use it all you want. i’ll just call you lazy. then when i get hit by some vehicle while i’m biking to work and lose the use of all of my limbs for the rest of my life, you can come visit me in the hospital and laugh at me.
But it’s not a special needs service, and I don’t think most people are using it out of laziness. Why would you assume this?
i guess because i only use it when i’m feeling extraordinarily lazy.
Okay, so it’s really just a personal statement.
yes, my weltanschauung.
No, I mean something that applies only to you and anyone who shares your exact interests and priorities.
also i usually have to sit on a train for a long time everyday to get to and from work, so perhaps i’m just bitter that i can’t bike the whole way all the time.
andrew usually has pretty logical comments so this thread is quite a shock. how about this man, you win this argument if you put these sentiments on your facebook. copy and paste: “i consider you lazy if you ever take the bus/public transportation. ride a bike, or walk. you are being unfair to children, the elderly, and the disabled.”
i think thats fair, no?
btw, i moved from SF to NY and i love checking this blog. makes me feel at home again. these comments ARE SF.
honestly, after having a day to think about it, i realize how ridiculous i was being. if people want to ride the bus, they should totally do it. personally, i used to ride the bus to work every day, and while i appreciated the close look it provided of what other people were up to, i HATED every other aspect of it: the slowness, the forced proximity, the lurching, the delays, the break-downs, the no-shows.
once i started riding a bike to work, i absolutely LOVED the freedom it afforded. i guess i just want everyone else to enjoy that too, and i feel like you’re really selling yourself short if you avoid biking to work because it’s too tiring or you’re worried your clothes will get stained or sweaty.
and yeah, if it’s raining or you’re drunk, take the bus for god’s sake! i’m talking about folks who restrict themselves to riding the bus every single day JUST BECAUSE, thus missing out on other wonderful transportation experiences.
okay, so this is basically what i was trying to say originally, but instead ended up sounding like an asshole:
The more people bike, the healthier they are. Studies show that people who bike to work have fewer sick days and are more productive when they are at work. They also are happier, live longer, have more years of healthy life, and require less dollars of medical treatment each year than people who drive to work. If companies have access to a healthy workforce, their health care costs are lower. This gives these companies a competitive advantage. (Health care costs account for nearly 10% of average employee compensation expense.) In addition, unless they are hit by cars, healthy people have much less reason to visit the SF General emergency room. When people can’t pay for their visit to the SF General ER, we all pay.
Though for half a century Americans have tried to arrange their lives to avoid all forms of physical exertion, it turns out that the human body becomes sickly if it doesn’t get 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day. (Studies also show that the more hours spent driving, the more unhealthy you are.) Incorporating this moderate exercise into one’s transportation is the most reliable and least costly way of obtaining it. Creating a physical environment where driving is encouraged while walking and bicycling are kept dangerous and miserable is a tragedy for human health. The city of Copenhagen goes out of its way to encourage its citizens to bicycle for transportation because they estimate they save 42 cents in health care costs for every mile biked.
OK, so now you only sound like the kind of asshole who lectures people who get far more than 30 minutes of moderate (hah!) exercise just getting through every working day to exercise more.
I don’t know what you do for a living, buster, but, for a lot of us, the commute is the last rest we’re going to get (aside from a lunch break) for eight hours.
How would you like to be lectured about working a lazy-ass desk job, eh?
Well, that’s a great point and it demonstrates that I’m speaking from a privileged viewpoint, so I will just shut the fuck up right about now.
nothing wrong with taking public transport, but if you are physically capable biking is highly recommended. no sardine life, control your own speed, and get the heart rate going for health.
And the only sweaty bars you touch are your own bike’s.
Same for the Saddle(seat)
I like to read books and couldn’t do that when I used to bike to work.
Are you guys really “discussing” the merits of bus riding vs. bike riding? Who gives a hot fuck? I bike almost every day and love it, but would feel like a total dick hole giving people shit about riding the bus. If you have a bike and the desire to ride it, then ride that shit and shut up. If you wanna take the bus, who cares? Its called “PUBLIC” transit. I’m part of that public and its there for me to take it if I want/need to (flat tire/too drunk/feeling lazy/too far, etc).
This is a great photo
o hey cool photo, like that guy said ^^^
Hey brah! I take my car everyday….and love it! Are you all going to ‘look down on me’ or call me ‘lazy’?
No, only these bloggersexual netweenies waste time doing this name-calling and quantifying. Carry on.
it depends on how far you drive your car to work everyday
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