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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I Heart Street Art: Transbay Terminal Tag

Posted By on Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 11:02 AM

The best part of spending last week in Berkeley was the commute. There's this thing called the CalTrans Commuter Bike Shuttle that runs during peak periods between MacArthur BART and the Transbay Terminal. For $1 you can be one of the 14 passengers on a 14-passenger commuter van with a 14-bike bike trailer hitched to the back. One dollar! That's a fraction of the cost of a BART ride, in case you hadn't noticed.


thing about the bike shuttle is this: You've gotta get to the stop

early, because if you're passenger number 15, you're shit outta luck.

So you have to get there like really early, like at least 20 minutes

ahead of time. If an angry messenger rolls up 10 minutes before

departure and the queue is already full, he'll be liable to lose his

god damn mind. So get there early and watch your back.



other thing about this commute is that once you arrive at your

destination, you realize your destination is the Transbay Terminal,

which is fucking disgusting. Its walls and floors are covered in piss

and feces -- at best -- and its halls and stairwells are dark and

sketchy, and reek of the aforementioned in a way I can't fully describe

without being able to slug you in your sternum. So, thank heaven for this

weird tag which brightened up my visits to the Transbay Heinousness

Festival every day last week. Such weird Ks, right? I dig it. FYI, Wikipedia informs us

that HKK refers to the Armenian Communist Party. Rad. LONG LIVE THE



Special thanks to Sexpigeon for making me aware of this shuttle service.

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