|The approximate distance traveled as tracked by GPS was 6.5 miles. The approximate cumulative elevation gain was 709 feet. Mile markers are on the track. |
|This graph shows the elevation changes encountered during the ramble.|
|A lovely duplex located on Guerrero Street in the Mission. The cross street is 24th Street.|
|A building located on the northwest corner of the intersection of 25th Street and Bryant Street.|
A basketball game played on a court located within the Potrero Hill Recreation Center.
|This view is looking northwest. Mount Tamalpais, the Marin Headlands, and both towers of the Golden Gate Bridge are visible in the distance. The photo was taken from the Potrero Hill Community Garden.|
|This view is looking west. 20th Street is straight ahead. Eureka Valley, The Castro, Noe Valley, The Mission, Twin Peaks, Mount Sutro, and Sutro Tower are just some of the locations visible in this photograph. The photo was taken from the Potrero Hill Community Garden.|
|A picture of San Francisco General Hospital. It is the primary public hospital in San Francisco; it is on Potrero Avenue. The photo was taken from the Potrero Hill Community Garden.|
|Walking on a pedestrian walkway which crosses the 101 Freeway.|
As I was walking west on 18th Street, I noticed that Bryant Street was closed to traffic. I asked the man who was directing the traffic what was happening. He told me that a new bus was in the process of being offloaded from a tractor-trailer. I decided to have a closer look.
I spoke with the person supervising the work; he told me that this bus, # 7201, was built in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and it is the first of sixty-six new buses scheduled for delivery to San Francisco's Municipal Transit System over the next nine months. The Municipal Transit System will test this vehicle on the street of San Francisco over the next month or so, and if it demonstrates satisfactory service, San Francisco Muni will approve the order to deliver sixty-five additional buses. I asked the supervisor how much each bus would cost San Francisco... One million, one hundred thousand dollars for each bus. As you may be able to tell, this bus is electrically powered. Interestingly, San Francisco has many public transit vehicles that are powered by electricity. One of the main reasons, if not the main reason, is that San Francisco has its self-owned electric generating system. Click this link to find out more about San Francisco's hydroelectric power system.
|The original Mission Delores Church. It is an adobe structure; construction completed in 1791. It is the oldest standing building in San Francisco. |