Mention cable cars
Regarding “An S.F. tour: the prime, the grime” (Nov. 14): In a very good article about what visitors like and don’t like about San Francisco, Cassandra Costello, vice president for public policy at S.F. Travel says something puzzling. She talks about how people are in awe of the magic of San Francisco: “People are in awe of the magic of San Francisco — all the things we love: the rolling hills, the fog, the trolley cars, finding those hidden neighborhood gems.”
Yes, the F-Market line has some nicely colored “torpedo” trolley cars, but I didn’t think people come from all over to ride the F-Market. They do come to ride the cable cars, which she did not mention. I would think that somebody in Costello’s position at S.F. Travel would know the difference between a trolley car and a cable car. Tony Bennett is not singing about trolley cars.
Larry Schorr, San Francisco