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Even those of us who don’t use the Bridge were inconvenienced this morning: Our own Beth Spotswood took the picture above on her commute (while stopped!) to the North Bay a little after 10 this morning. “Lombard to GGB sucks!” she texted us. How slow is it? Are you moving? I asked to which she responded “Barely. All stop and go.” Happily, she reports that things are “all better at Doyle Drive.”

logainne reports that “Bus from Alameda to West Oakland and then BART to Montgomery was really easy. I was looking forward to complaining!”

MJ Pilaro (whom we can only assume lives on Treasure Island) reports being “On the empty Bay Bridge right now.” Jealous!

For our part, we crossed the city from Sunset to Mission at around 10 today. The Octavia freeway on ramp and the area around Division and Van Ness were as clear as Labor Day weekend, so no complaints here. How were things for you?

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • Matt Baume

    I am so not sympathetic to traffic complaints from drivers of single-passenger vehicles. Oh, you mean you were forced to spend a few extra minutes sitting in a comfortable chair in a private environment with plenty of space and legroom where you can recline and listen to whatever you want? How dreadful.

  • Matt Baume

    I am so not sympathetic to traffic complaints from drivers of single-passenger vehicles. Oh, you mean you were forced to spend a few extra minutes sitting in a comfortable chair in a private environment with plenty of space and legroom where you can recline and listen to whatever you want? How dreadful.

  • friscolex

    Commute, hmm… Bike lanes were pretty clear! Oh, are the drivers having some sort of issue? 😛

  • friscolex

    Commute, hmm… Bike lanes were pretty clear! Oh, are the drivers having some sort of issue? 😛

  • brad

    A ton of people who usually drive into the city were on BART this morning, packing my usually comfortable and quiet 6:45am train. They tend to be rude/dumb, not knowing how to board and exit trains, where to stand and how to hold on so they don’t fall over. They also seem to move at a much slower pace as far as getting off the train before the doors close. Gathering their belongings and plodding to the door. Do they think it’s a plane? Join the commute people! And don’t stop at the top of the escalator to look around and get your bearings – there are people pouring off behind you that cannot stop.

  • brad

    A ton of people who usually drive into the city were on BART this morning, packing my usually comfortable and quiet 6:45am train. They tend to be rude/dumb, not knowing how to board and exit trains, where to stand and how to hold on so they don’t fall over. They also seem to move at a much slower pace as far as getting off the train before the doors close. Gathering their belongings and plodding to the door. Do they think it’s a plane? Join the commute people! And don’t stop at the top of the escalator to look around and get your bearings – there are people pouring off behind you that cannot stop.

  • Fred

    I telecommute 100% of the time ever since the webdev firm I work for went virtual in January, so I was not affected. I was planning to use the bridge this coming Saturday though…

  • Fred

    I telecommute 100% of the time ever since the webdev firm I work for went virtual in January, so I was not affected. I was planning to use the bridge this coming Saturday though…