2017 Transit Week
Tell your #WhyIRide story
Sep 25 – Oct 1, 2017
Join the voice of transit riders

Transit Week

September 25 - October 1, 2017

Transit week is a celebration of public transit and all those who ride it. Join us to show you’re a proud member of the rider community!

Use the hashtag #WhyIRide to share your story — and share why transit matters to you and how we can make it better.

Events & Activities

We’re planning a full week of events to bring fun to transit and solidify the self-identity of being a proud transit rider.

Coming to a Transit Stop Near You

We’ll be getting in touch with everyday transit riders throughout the workweek via street-side outreach hubs. Drop by one of our tables at Muni, BART and Caltrain stops to share your #WhyIRide stories, join in the commute cheer, and grab some snacks!

Monday, September 25, 12:00, City Hall Steps: Transit Week Kick-off

Show up to show your support for robust transit in San Francisco! The Kick Off, hosted by Supervisor Aaron Peskin, will include VIP speakers as well as regular riders like you and me. Come learn more about transit week and what San Francisco Transit Riders is working on to improve mobility in San Francisco!

Tuesday, September 26: Transit Trivia Takeover

Think you know everything about SF transit? Come test your knowledge at trivia night! Each bar below will host a special transit-themed portion of their regularly scheduled programming.

  • SF Athletic Club: 7:30pm, 1750 Divisadero St
  • Bar Basic*: 8:00pm, 510 Brannan St
  • HQ Bar and Restaurant*: 8:00pm, 1568 Haight St
  • Bar Nua*: 7:30 p.m, 561 Columbus Ave
  • SoMa StrEat Food Park*: 7:00pm, 428 11th St
  • Monaghan's*: 8:00pm, 3243 Pierce St

*Thanks to Brainstormer for partnering on trivia night at these locations.

Wednesday, September 27: Better Bayshore

Visitacion Valley Library, 201 Leland Ave, 6:00 -8:00 pm

When enough riders speak up, the City listens! Muni is planning to improve the 8 Bayshore, and we’re going to make sure the riders are heard. Sen. Scott Weiner will kick off our evening, we’ll discuss the biggest issues facing riders of the 8 Bayshore, and we’ll follow up all the talking with some action: writing messages the city will listen to. Together, we can push the city to make real changes to the 8 Bayshore that we want! (Food will be provided.)

Regional Connections for Dumbarton Corridor

At 7pm in Redwood City, Friends of Caltrain is co-sponsoring a community forum on the regional context SamTrans proposals to

Plus More Transit Trivia!

  • Pause Wine Bar: 7:30, 1666 Market St
  • Stock in Trade: 7:00pm, 2036 Lombard St

Friday, September 29: PUBlic Transit CRAWL: Celebrating the 22 Fillmore Transit Priority Project

We’ll be joined by the Warriors organization to kick off our crawl at the Sea Star at 3rd St. and 20th St. at 6:00pm. At 7:15 we’ll start heading out to Stop 2, Il Parata, a San Francisco institution - a dive bar with an affinity for DJs and dancing. They have basic bar food on offer, and a ton of room, including a hidden second back patio with a fountain. (If we lose you here, you’ll end up paying cover charge to enjoy their monthly salsa party!) Around 8:30 we’ll head to Stop 3, the legendary Lucky 13 - rumors of their demise have been greatly exaggerated. Impressive beer list, pool table, and a small side patio.

We’ll have flyers (with information about us and about the 22 Fillmore upgrades) for folks to hand out as a conversation starter with other bar patrons, and with folks we meet at the bus stops and on the bus.

Saturday, September 30: Adventures on the SF Bay Ferry

We’ll be riding the San Francisco Bay Ferry from the Ferry Building to Jack London Square in Oakland. On board you’ll have the chance to interact with a planner from the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) and enjoy fabulous views of San Francisco, the Bay Bridge and Oakland. Once we arrive at Jack London Square, we’ll meet up with our friends at Transport Oakland to learn about their transportation priorities for Oakland and how they’re pushing to make them a reality.

  • 11:30am Meet at the SF Ferry Building
  • 12:20pm Arrive in Oakland, head to Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon to meet with Transport Oakland

Sunday, October 1: Family Fest at Sunday Streets, Excelsior

Join us for the final Sunday Streets of the season! We’re taking over a full streetblock chock-full of activities to engage families about all things transit.

Stop by our activation hub along Mission Street between 11am – 4pm to partake in the following:

  • Explore a Muni bus: Photo opportunities in the driver's seat will be available, too.
  • Tackle our Mini Bus Madness game: A fun and frantic relay race for bus drivers of all ages! Pick up imaginary passengers and drop them off at the right stops, while avoiding overcrowding and bunching. Can you keep your bus running on schedule?
  • Create your own Muni art: we’ll have markers and paint for kiddos to create their own interior ads
  • Resources from Safe Routes to School will help you plan your trip to and from school. Plus giveaways, a raffle, and so much more.

Most importantly, stop by our hub and share your #WhyIRide story. Tell us why transit matters to you and your family, or how we can make it better.

Partners & Sponsors

We want to partner with organizations across San Francisco to reach every current and future transit rider in San Francisco. Help us build the future of public transit by becoming a sponsor. Reach out to info@sftransitriders.org for more information.

Special thanks to our host committee who are making this week possible:

  • London Breed
    President, Board of Supervisors
  • David Chiu
    California State Assembly
  • Mark Leno
    California State Senate
  • Ed Reiskin
    SFMTA Director
  • Tom Temprano
    City College Board
  • Shamann Walton
    SFUSD Board President
  • Scott Weiner
    California State Senate

Transit Week is sponsored by:

Premiere Sponsors

Transit Week Sponsors

Transit Week Partners

In Kind Donors

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