Friday, August 09, 2013
The 5 Fulton to Outside Lands
A Muni bus stop at the corner of Van Ness and McAllister was filled with a mixture of Outside Lands concertgoers and regular passengers trying to board a westward 5 Fulton bus.
As is usual every year, Muni doesn't seem to bother putting extra buses on the route during the Golden Gate Park music festival...
...so it's a predictable disaster when the 5 Fulton line becomes so crowded that they stop picking up passengers altogether, leaving hundreds of people stranded.
Meanwhile, a whole fleet of empty buses is shuttling invisible people from the Civic Center to the northern waterfront for America's Cup festivities.
Update: At 3:00 PM today, there were suddenly no queues at the corner, along with new signage announcing special bus service to Outside Lands on something called the 5L Limited. Since "this blog is an extremely powerful publication" and "Muni is a swift, nimble organization" are both dubious propositions, let us just call this latest turn of events kismet. For a schedule of the 5L Limited, but without a schedule of where they actually stop and pick up people, click here for the Muni Diaries post.