Skip to comments.Human waste shuts down BART escalators
Posted on 07/26/2012 5:19:29 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
When work crews pulled open a broken BART escalator at San Francisco's Civic Center Station last month, they found so much human excrement in its works they had to call a hazardous-materials team.
While the sheer volume of human waste was surprising, its presence was not. Once the stations close, the bottom of BART station stairwells in downtown San Francisco are often a prime location for homeless people to camp for the night or find a private place to relieve themselves.
All those biological excretions can gum up the wheels and gears of BART's escalators, shutting them down for long periods of extended repairs, increasing station cleaning costs and creating an unpleasant aroma for morning commuters.
....."Nobody wants to be walking in urine and feces, I know that, (but) if we don't see it or the person doesn't admit to it, they can just say it was someone else," Jenkins said. "Certain crimes you don't see, you can't enforce."
BART police officers sweep "each and every stairwell at each and every station" before the stations open in the morning and ask people who spent the night in the station to move somewhere else, Jenkins said......
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
Aren’t you glad that taxpayer dollars fund public toilets
She’s too good to walk through that mess. Obviously.
That wealthy moron doesn’t care.
ROFL!! A picture of the excrement to drive home the point! Brava!
I’ve got more respect for the mess than I do for her.
You didn’t have to show us a picture of it!
I believe they tried that, but in San Francisco it appears that escalators are for defecation, and public toilets are for having gay sex. Both of which, perhaps not coincidentally, involve excrement.
If she wants this in BART stations, then she should become a “night soil woman”, maybe?
When I saw the title, I thought there had been another OWS protest.
Duh!!! Why not just declare the defecatories off limits to camping and enforce
“When I saw the title, I thought there had been another OWS protest.”
It’s always an OWS protest in ‘Frisco.
Yes but she wants all us plebes riding public transportation.
Frankly, I don’t care what happens in Frisco. They can shit in their own nest if they so desire.
Here in Atlanta, the homeless take the MARTA elevator,
stop it between floors, take a dump, then continue
and exit. Nasty.
What a s****y place San Francisco has become....a cesspool in every sense of the word. They are appropriately represented by Pelousy.
This thread is going down hill .....from the start.........
You made me laugh so hard that I almost threw up at the same time.
Walking around San Francisco always has a peculiar scent, Odeur de Homeless.
SF is spending $2 BILLION for a useless 1.7 mile “Central Subway” that nobody wants and it really isn’t needed for transportation. It’s great they are building a new crapper for the bums.
BART didn't build those escalators,
my purely green/organic maintenance
>> .....”Nobody wants to be walking in urine and feces, I know that, (but) if we don’t see it or the person doesn’t admit to it, they can just say it was someone else,” Jenkins said. “Certain crimes you don’t see, you can’t enforce.” <<
Yeah, like there’s no DNA or cameras.
A purely practical solution: a three-foot high stall with roof and a simple hole in the floor. Material drops into a holding area and then is robotically pushed into a moving stream funneling to sewer line.
Most people would rather die than use this facility in public. It will mainly solve the homeless’ needs.
Seems like it would be more cost effective to put a few porta-potties around down there.
Open your golden gate!
So I can crap on it.....”
Symbolism .. and folks wonder why Liebralism smells so bad. Look at its ‘fruits’.
“Nobody wants to be walking in urine and feces” - Oh, yeah? Did you ask Barney Frank?
You just had to turn this thread into show and tell, didn’t you? Thanks a lot!
Nancy should camp out at the bottom some day to observe and report on her findings.
There's a slideshow at the site.
I can just picture the editor in the newsroom with a cigar in his mouth, "Now Liz, I want you to go down there and don't come back until you get pictures!"
Excuse my profanity, but that’s a s**t eating grin.
Or maybe I should say, she looks “relieved.”
"Oh, crap! Looks like we're going to need a whole bunch of No. 2 screwdrivers"
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