The Bay Area’s regional transit system is extensive. Commuters have a plethora of means for short, medium, and long distance travel needs. Between public and private services, there are many dedicated resources for helping in one's navigation of San Francisco and neighboring areas. The map shown above depicts an illustrated guide of public transit options interconnecting major hubs of activity such as the East Bay, San Francisco, the Peninsula, and Silicon Valley, which together encompass a newly conceptualized territory sometimes endearingly referred to as 'Silicon Bay' in acknowledgement of historically recent developments within the local economy.
SF Muni represents perhaps the most visible and flexible public transit option for traveling within San Francisco itself. The San Francisco Municipal Railway operates year round. Many lines have scheduled routes around the clock, 24 hours a day for late night or early morning riders that need reliable transport, albeit frequency is much higher during peak daytime hours. All Muni bus lines are wheelchair accessible, a material reflection of the city's affirmation and commitment towards inclusive, progressive ideals.