A post on Mission Mission (which seems to have since disappeared) inspired a reader to ask us “Why do some Muni shelters face the street, and some face away? How do they make that decision?” over IM

Judson True, SFMTA’s Media Relations Manager, responded via email that “although transit shelters typically face open to the street, there are some that do not, either because of space constraints (access for people who use wheelchairs) or improved weather protection in certain windy locations where it’s helpful for the closed part of the shelter to face the street.”

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