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Bart Simpson Graffiti Tagged On 20 Muni Shelters, Other Spots Around SF

Bart Simpson Graffiti Tagged On 20 Muni Shelters, Other Spots Around SF
A Bart Simpson next to a 38 and 38R Muni shelter at Geary and 9th. | Photos: Nikki Collister/Hoodline
By Teresa Hammerl - Published on March 04, 2017.

Local transit riders are having a cow about some new graffiti that's popping up on Muni bus shelters and other spots all over town. 

Initially reported by Muni Diaries, the Bart Simpson tags have been sent to our inbox by tipsters, as they proliferate around town.

A 311 service request search shows the graffiti has been most evident in the Richmond District, where reports were made at bus stops at Arguello and Geary boulevards, at 14th Avenue and Fulton Street, at Geary and Park Presidio boulevards, as well as at Fulton Street and Park Presidio Boulevard. But it's also appeared at Howard and 7th streets in SoMa, among other spots. 

In all, about 20 bus shelters have been hit, Muni spokesperson Paul Rose told us via email, predominantly along the 38-Geary and the 49 and 47 routes. 

Rose told us that twice a week, crews head out early in the morning to visit each bus shelter and remove graffiti. They also respond to 311 requests to visit specific shelters, as needed. 

Outdoor advertising company Clear Channel removes the graffiti on shelters, as part of its existing contract with SFMTA.

The graffiti has also appeared away from bus shelters, including at California and Van Ness streets and on trucks:

A truck parked on Fulton Street, between 27th and 28th streets.