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Monday, June 1, 2015

Supes Take Muni, Selfies for #OnBoardSF 22 Day Muni Challenge

Posted By on Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 10:22 AM

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Today marks Day 1 of the 22 Day Muni Challenge, a challenge issued by the San Francisco Transit Riders Union to city officials to take public transit every day for 22 days. The 22 day length symbolizes the 22 years since San Francisco voters passed Proposition AA, which called on public employees and elected officials to use public transit at least twice a week. According to the SFTRU:
22 years later, this policy agreement has never been acted on, and now is a chance to make up for lost time! When they regularly ride public transit, city officials better understand the rider's daily experience and prioritize funding and planning a more reliable, robust, and visionary transit system to support it. This is an opportunity for our city officials to promote their own commitment to public transportation, showcasing that they care about the future of Muni.
SFTRU is maintaining a leader board here tracking the number of rides taken by each Supervisor and the Mayor. Here's where things stand so far:

Mayor Lee took Muni to City Hall, but he didn't use the #OnBoardSF hashtag, so does it even count? 

John Avalos's commute from the Excelsior is an epic. Let us know if he ever makes it to work. 

Scott Weiner, on the other hand, did not break a sweat.

Eric Mar is starting a rival hashtag. 

Julie Christensen needs a selfie stick.
Jane Kim's heels are made for walking. 
Seriously though, please let us know if John Avalos is okay. 

UPDATE at 10:42 AM: He's alive!!!!!

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Julia Carrie Wong's work has appeared in numerous local and national titles including 48hills, Salon, In These Times, The Nation, and The New Yorker.

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