Starting February 23, Golden Gate Transit will
no longer serve the South of Market area past 4th street in San
Francisco. As a rider who has been using the 7th and 8th street bus
stops for years, this is very disconcerting.
The reason: their yard is moving from 8th and Harrison to 3rd
and Perry. But why does that mean they can't still service the stops
at 7th and 8th? No reason has been given.
Twitter, Dolby Labs, the Hall of Justice, and many other businesses in
this area, deep SoMa has become busier since I first started commuting
down there 8 years ago.
So what are my options? They are limited at best. In a
nutshell, I can transfer to other Golden Gate Transit buses, MUNI, or
walk. Each option will add 25-30 minutes onto my commute each way.
hate to say it, but getting in my car and becoming just another person
creating traffic on Doyle drive is an option I'm seriously considering.
And most of the people I've spoken with at my bus stops feel the same
Service those 7th and 8th street stops, GGT. Don't make more
people get into their cars causing even more gridlock on SoMa streets.