A pickpocketing ring that targeted Muni bus passengers was thwarted after the arrest of a man suspected in nearly a dozen incidents, according to police.
Eduardo Cuidad, 30, of San Francisco was arrested Tuesday, and police are investigating whether he worked with at least one other person to board crowded Muni buses and steal items such as credit and gift cards. Read More
Mandatory 15 mph speed limits near all school zones, increased investment on injury prediction models, and focused enforcement efforts in dangerous areas are all part of a new initiative aimed at reducing serious and fatal pedestrian injuries in San Francisco by 25 percent during the next five years. Read More
Muni drivers are increasingly dumping riders off at stops before their destination as a way to cope with train delays and traffic jams.In response to supervisors’ concerns, Muni has issued a report that details how often its light-rail vehicles turn around before reaching their terminus, a manuever called a short turn or switchback. Read More
In a city known for its notoriously tough parking and equally expensive rates, one of the small perks of life is finding a spot with a broken meter.
Since roughly 300 to 500 parking meters are broken daily and cannot take coins, motorists are able to park for free as long as they do not overstay the time limits for the spot. At a meter with a two-hour time limit — there are roughly 5,500 of them in The City — a motorist could feasibly park for free for 120 minutes. Read More
The removal of parking spots, installation of a grade-separated bike lane and construction of a center median on busy Masonic Avenue are supported by more than three-quarters of the people who responded to a recent survey.
The roadway, which is a major north-south artery in The City, has often concerned community members because of the speed of traffic and high rate of accidents. Read More
Anyone who has been in the back of a 30-Stockton bus knows that Muni vehicles are a magnet for amateur graffiti artists.
The floor, ceilings, windows and seats provide a perfect canvas for taggers who have no qualms about defacing public property. Along with the aesthetic issues of graffiti, the vandalism is extremely expensive — the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which operates Muni, spends $11 million annually in abatement and cleanup measures. Read More
Waiting at a transit stop for a long-overdue Muni bus ranks right up there with a dreadful San Francisco experience such as watching the 49ers getting shut out at home.
While there may be little hope for The City’s football team, the wait for Muni will get a little more bearable, thanks to a promotional campaign launched this week that will give transit riders the chance to play video games at bus shelters. Read More
A stabbing aboard a Muni bus in the Sunset district is the most recent in a string of knifings aboard the transit system during the past year despite an overall drop in violent crimes.
A man aboard a 29-Sunset bus who slapped a woman proceeded to stab a victim, who had intervened, with an “unknown sharp object.” Read More