If you've found yourself gazing up in wonderment at the traffic cone hanging from the Muni wires above the bus stop on Castro and Market, you're not alone.
The cone has been in place for some time, indicating that it's not just the work of a random vandal with a great throwing arm. So we reached out to the SFMTA for some enlightenment. Here's what spokesperson Paul Rose had to say:
"The cone shows that [the line] is unpowered, and is a signal to the operators not to use the switch to go onto that overhead. The movement from Castro onto Market through the plaza can still be made, but the switch is not powered, and operators need to know that before they proceed."
Have you seen traffic cones hovering elsewhere in San Francisco? Let us know in the comments.