Thursday, August 04, 2016
Systems of Transport
The early morning Caltrain commute to Silicon Valley offers a number of felicities.
First and foremost is driving slowly by Brian Barneclo’s great Systems mural at 7th and Townsend Streets.
The 60-foot mural, created in 2011, is aging beautifully…
…framing a view of downtown San Francisco as you are chugging out of the city.
Another happiness is not having to endure the hellish freeway commute into Silicon Valley, particularly today. A lane-splitting motorcyclist died on Highway 101 after being run over by a truck in Palo Alto during the morning rush hour, closing all northbound lanes for hours. In an unintentional irony, the California State Senate passed legislation today legalizing motorcycle lane splitting, and the bill awaits approval in the State Assembly.