Just another day on Muni.
Goodbye old, smelly, dirty friends.
(Okay, so it’s really the sunrise, and they’re coming from the direction of The Sunset)
March 2011. And that ends today. Muni Diaries puts together a nice look back at the paper Fast Pass through the ages.
Biking to work down Market today, I noticed the Muni buses begin to pile up. It was rather narrow to squeeze through but fairly safe since traffic was stagnant. The drivers all had their doors open and were casually chatting with one another, and some were even hanging outside their buses. Looks like this was a good day to take the Letters, unlike yesterday.
I finally approached the scene, but only emergency vehicles and the offending taxi remained. However, my friend Aiko-Sophie witnessed the ordeal and provides the following account:
I was on the 21 and saw a pedestrian that had just been hit by a taxi. His head was resting on the curb with his body still in the street. Blood was coming from the back of his head. His eyes were closed and he wasn’t moving.
Doesn’t sound very good. Let’s hope this turns out ok. Please be careful when crossing the street, pedestrians! Those taxis can be maniacs, but you would not believe how many pedestrians just blindly cross Market street right in front of my bike (without looking) every week!
The taxi in question can be seen being inspected here. MORE PHOTOS of the scene of the crime after the jump (always wanted to say that):
Wow, this brings me back to the AOL days. It’s hard to imagine, but those Translink add-value kiosks are probably making these sounds somewhere behind the scenes. I wonder if it says “Goodbye!” after it’s done with your transaction.
MrEricSir might be able to clarify on this, but if it’s true, that’s OLD SCHOOL.
That being said, I guess if it aint broke don’t fix it. Oh wait, it is broke. On the bright side, when those kiosks go down, the bus drivers usually just wave me on when I flash my rendered-useless Translink card. Playing these odds probably works out in your favor when compared to the ever-inflating MUNI pass prices.
Get ‘em while they’re hot! Just make sure you get a male, I hear the girl ones aren’t as good.
(Scrawled under the seat in front of me on the 22 this evening)