Sunday, June 20, 2010
The Leaning Muni Shelter of McAllister
I have been seeing a lot of mayhem on the public streets lately. A week ago I turned the corner at Van Ness and saw two pedestrians who had been hit by an SUV laying motionless in the middle of Golden Gate Avenue. It took ten minutes for the ambulances to arrive as onlookers stood around feeling useless, worried about moving seriously injured people.
This afternoon, at the corner of Van Ness and McAllister, the Muni bus shelter was tilting to the right in an almost cartoonish way, with Caution tape surrounding it and the safety glass on two of the three sides gone.
It was difficult to determine what had happened, whether or not a vehicle had crashed into the shelter...
...or if a group of Muni riders waiting for a 5 bus to the ocean finally got so frustrated that they pulled the shelter out of its moorings and went amok. In any case, there's something odd going on out there.