This Muni situation is getting to be too much. As many of you know, SFMTA, the managing company of Muni, made service cuts again on May 8th despite receiving an earmark from Sacramento to help with the deficit. More service cuts translates to fewer and far between buses, which means I have to leave earlier and wait longer to get to where I need to go. Now I’ve been living in this fine city for almost 2 years, and have not once owned a car. I’m not saying I didn’t need a car, because those times have definitely arisen. But to keep from paying $150-200 per month for a parking space and $100 for parking tickets, I choose to ride Muni.
More and more recently though, I’m beginning to wonder if I need to re-think this decision. Which is where the bicycle comes in. I’ve heard that you never forget how to ride a bike. But what if you never knew how to ride competitively in SF? I mean, drivers have it bad but bikers have it worse! I have seen 2 people get hit while biking; one was by a Muni bus. I think the scariest part is worrying about the right hand turn lane, or T-boning you with their car door. And to top it off I spoke with someone last night who told me and I quote, “If you ride a bicycle in The City, you have to expect to get hit at least once.” I don’t know about you, but I don’t like those odds! So while I may not be ready to be plowed to the ground, I’d rather do it in style, which is why if I were to get a bike I’d make it a Gucci Bicycle!
While biking may not be for me, just gotta make sure you’re wearing clean underwear for that sexy firefighter who’s cutting your pants off. =)
And don’t forget your helmet!