The Argument for the Eugenia Funicular

Call me a complainer, but how about replacing Eugenia Street with a chairlift that runs from Mission to Winfield? A proposal like that would even get me to vote for Leland Yee.

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Photographer, Improviser, Internet Video Star?, Co-Founder of The Western Neighborhoods Project, 15 year Bernal Heights resident, Blowhard
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14 Responses to The Argument for the Eugenia Funicular

  1. Art Siegel says:

    Living at the eastern terminus of the proposed Eugenia Funicular as I do, I heartily support this project, as long as I am permitted to have a hot dog and souvenir stand in front of my house to refresh the many tourists and tired commuters I anticipate.

    We should get this as a consolation prize for the nixing of our half-billion dollar Mission/30th BART stop.

  2. Brent says:

    I suppose that would be less costly than the Bernal to Golden Gate Park overpass I’ve long desired.

  3. ken garrett says:

    yeah, you’re a complainer… and a visionary. But why stop at Winfield? And forget Eugenia, run the funicular all the way up to the park, through the series of public stairs and sliding boards that connects to Esmeralda and the Winfield steps to the best view in the city. Dogs fly free. Now you’re talkin.

  4. SER says:

    There are some important urban-planning and geopolitical considerations here. One, why not connect it directly to the 30th Street BART? Two, will it seamlessly integrate in winter with the Stoneman Chairlift? Three, will it be protected from terrorist activity (perpetrated by known separatist rebels) by the Bernalwood Air Force?

  5. MK says:

    FUNicular? (From Valparaiso, Chile– I rode this one in December)

    or maybe a bike lift?

  6. This would connect to the Bernal-Sutro-Ocean Beach gondola, correct?

  7. Mark Wales says:

    Well, okay, but he’s complaining about walking up Virginia St from the looks of the video. Wuss!

  8. friscolex says:

    I’ve just found out that my dog is trying to rally his pals to oppose this! He thinks for some reason he’d miss out on serious hill-climbing walks. I tried to explain to him about the work commute/trudge, but he refuses to listen…

  9. We thought of this idea many moons ago, especially like the funicular idea though a cable car could work as well. To top it off, there should be a chalet atop Bernal selling hot chocolate.

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