If I were to selfishly forget about the fact that certain goods don't arrive at certain load zones by way of magic carpet, I'd be all for simply tearing down the viaduct and rolling with the surface-transit option. But for those of you advocating the do-next-to-nothing option, be real for a minute and admit that the portion of the San Francisco waterfront that was once obscured by the Embarcadero fucking sucks. Locals don't go there; they go to the Mission, North Beach, or any cool neighborhood uphill from the sea. Look, it'd be killer if Seattle's waterfront one day became as lively as South Beach, but enough already with the San Fran comparisons. San Fran's central waterfront is no better or worse than the cheesy tourist trap that ours is now.