Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Helping Zack move occasioned me wishing we were all Anarresti…
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Helping Zack move occasioned me wishing we were all Anarresti from Le Guin's The Dispossessed so moving would be easier. This applies to me as well, as I have moved four times in the past two years.
Zack now lives a block away from a prominent Muni line, which encourages me to use Muni more. I prefer Muni to BART for time-flexible rides within the city because the aboveground routes help me learn my way around SF. Soon I'll get a monthly Muni FastPass, which is also good for BART rides within the city (incl. my commute). A deal!
I live near the Balboa Park BART station, one of the endpoints for several Muni trolleys. Problem: the entrance to the Muni portion of the station is poorly signed. Today I had to take the J Church, but fortunately it was rush hour, so I was able to find the get-on-the-train area by finding the crowd of waiting riders.