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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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  • antfaber

    I’d also like to know why some bus shelters are built a fair distance away from where the bus is supposed to stop. As an example, look at the bus stop at 9th and Mission Streets on the north side. The shelter is about a bus length away from where the bus actually stops.

  • antfaber

    I’d also like to know why some bus shelters are built a fair distance away from where the bus is supposed to stop. As an example, look at the bus stop at 9th and Mission Streets on the north side. The shelter is about a bus length away from where the bus actually stops.

  • Xenu

    I think it’s all a conspiracy!!!!111

    BTW, the stop in that photo was a 26 Valencia stop last time I was there. Poor 26!

  • Xenu

    I think it’s all a conspiracy!!!!111

    BTW, the stop in that photo was a 26 Valencia stop last time I was there. Poor 26!

  • Seven

    Here in the warm and sunny outer Sunset, we have no need for Muni shelters. A bit of yellow paint on a pole protects us from the elements.

  • Seven

    Here in the warm and sunny outer Sunset, we have no need for Muni shelters. A bit of yellow paint on a pole protects us from the elements.

  • cedichou

    Dear Ask the Appeal, what do they do with the bus stops on the lines they decommissioned? Can you buy a bus shelter for your home? If so, for how much?

  • cedichou

    Dear Ask the Appeal, what do they do with the bus stops on the lines they decommissioned? Can you buy a bus shelter for your home? If so, for how much?

  • Erik

    Doesn’t ClearChannel actually own the shelters? They may decide which stops get them.

  • Erik

    Doesn’t ClearChannel actually own the shelters? They may decide which stops get them.