Bay to Breakers 2009, the Day After, How Bad is It Out There?

What does the City and County of San Francisco look like in the foggy, cold dawn of day – the day after the 98th Annual Bay to Breakers Civic Event and Fun Run? Let’s take a tour.

As always, You Make The Call.

A cyclist on his way to work heading west on the Panhandle bike path - neatly avoiding the broken AND the unbroken bottle. That other stuff you can see is from the giant overhanging Eucalyptus trees. Click to expand:

An abandoned parade float and plastic cups that midnight recyclers don’t seem to value. (This was the same vessel used by some white-clad sailors the previous day – the mast was like a dancing pole. See?)

DPW will have its hands full today:

Divisidero. This block isn’t officially part of the course but it got some garbage anyway. The bulk of the garbage on Fell Street was sweeped up yesterday afternoon.

Uh oh, call the hazmat teamto Hayes Street Hill. On second thought, that’s going to cost taxpayers $1000 or something, right? Oh, this isn’t in your job description and your orders are to call the hazardous materials team for disposal of all ”toxic waste?” Alright, I get your point

The Anschutz people have some of these big bins out there with signs that go “TRASH HERE.” (Somewhat patronizing you might think.) Anywho, the neighbors know a free deal when they see it, so Bring Out Your Dead obsolete, bigscreen, CRT TVs. One two three, let’s throw it on the pile. (Bad form.)

DPW in Golden Gate Park proper near Oak. They get up early, huh?

JFK Jr. Drive near the Conservatory of Flowers. Some heavy-drinking frat boys got their float into the Dumpster. Good for them. 

And it looks as if the Citizens for the Preservation of the Bay2Breakers were up to something after the street party. All you can do as a team of people is bag stuff up and leave it for DPW, right? Good form.

So there you have it.

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2 Responses to “Bay to Breakers 2009, the Day After, How Bad is It Out There?”

  1. Watermelon Stand says:

    You took some oportune pictures of the worst of it, its an amazing time… The event pays the city money and all the neigobors pitch in… We all choose to live here and LOVE IT! The mess is all gone just the day after and everybody had an amazing time for the 98th year in a row! Thank god for Bay to Breakers! Plus did anybody catch a glass of watermelon juice in the panhandle? Amazing!

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Yes, that was pretty much the worst of it from Hayes Street Hill to halfway through Golden Gate Park.

    Missed the watermelon juice myself.