Asides, Carfree Lifestyle, Miscellaneous

Link Love for Transit Lifestyle Blogs

Link love for transit lifestyle blogs. Because this blog gives a lot of press time to future transit expansion and its role in building a better Bay Area, one topic which does not get as much coverage here is transit in the here-and-now — perhaps you might call these transit lifestyle issues. Luckily, other devoted transit riders in the Bay Area are filling out the discussion and adding more voices to the conversation. Daily adventures on the Muniserable Railway have given rise to a new blog, Muni Manners. This site, written by two authors who identify themselves only as the “SF Muni Ladies,” is dedicated to teaching lessons in transit etiquette with the hope of making the daily grind a bit better for all of us. Although officially dedicated to Muni, the lessons the Ladies have posted so far are good advice for riders of any transit system, particularly in crowded settings. Muni Manners joins other blogs from around the Bay that give a lot of press time to transit lifestyle issues, including oldies but goodies: 295bus, Living in the O, and BART Musings. Another new site riders and readers alike may want to check out is the Transit Bay Area Classifieds, which appears to be a bit like Craigslist, but is focused on connecting transit riders to each other. And last, but certainly not least, here is a link from last week that you absolutely must check out if you have not seen it yet: Greg Dewar from the N-Judah Chronicles has posted an excellent Star Wars Muni spoof that draws hilarious parallels between Muni politics and Imperial Domination. As a diehard Star Wars fan who has committed to memory roughly the entire combined script of Episodes IV, V, and VI, I could not resist putting in a plug for this awesome link. Anyway, posting here has been on the slow side recently, but hopefully these links will satiate your appetite until I can get things rolling again. (UPDATE: LucasFilms is being difficult and has asked that the spoof be removed- see the comments. Apologies to anyone who missed it.)



5 thoughts on “Link Love for Transit Lifestyle Blogs

  1. sadly the star wars crawl is no more, lucas film asked them to take down the site!

    Posted by njudah | 24 June 2008, 9:05 am
  2. Thanks for the great info and new (to me) links. I love reading about your area and transit system.
    Too bad LucasFilms won’t let us take a look at their spoof any more.

    Posted by Rail Life | 24 June 2008, 9:10 am
  3. Yeah, I just heard now (from the two of you). Really disappointing, Greg’s spoof was great.

    Posted by Eric | 24 June 2008, 9:14 am
  4. Thanks for the shout out Eric!

    Posted by Becks | 24 June 2008, 11:29 am
  5. i keep seeming to arrive on the dock after than boat has already sailed.

    *big frown*

    first, i’ve found that the muni mess t-shirt was discontinued. (any chance anyone is willing to part with one for $$?)

    and now i’ve missed what sounds like it was a *fantastic* spoof.

    Posted by David (#13) | 27 June 2008, 12:27 am

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