Photo: A Game of Frogger But In Real Life on Masonic in Front of Trader Joe’s #100 – Who Will Be The Next To Die?

These people parked across the street from our popular Trader Joes on Masonic, as many people do, ’cause the TJ’s parking lot is too small, ’cause that’s what nearby residents wanted.

Our Planning Department created this disaster and then moved on to more important work, such as the failed 8 Washington project, oh well.

Fixes have been tried, but still we’ve got this parade of customers jaywalking back and forth across this stretch of 30 MPH Masonic, thusly, from a few days back:

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Cars were coming in the fast lanes both northbound and southbound, so their only choice was to wait for the black car to pass and then sprint behind it.

This game has been going on for years, with many shoppers playing, and some getting hit by vehicles.

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4 Responses to “Photo: A Game of Frogger But In Real Life on Masonic in Front of Trader Joe’s #100 – Who Will Be The Next To Die?”

  1. Rob Anderson says:

    They had the more sensible “choice” of going down to the crosswalk and waiting for the light.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Yes, but this is a routine happening at this location and the question is why. Sometimes you can see six or seven people make the journey in a minute or two. Something is wrong here. IMO

  3. SlideSF says:

    Personally, I’d rather take my chances playing “Frogger.” The way car drivers drive it’s safer than crossing in a crosswalk with the light in your favor. All the close calls I’ve had have been while crossing legally. And it ain’t a few. Better to rely on your own wits than to trust others to obey the rules.

  4. sfcitizen says:

    IDK, walking down to Geary and then going across looks signif safer to me. The tricky part is the hill and not being able to see traffic coming.

    TJ’s would have loved to have built a proper parking lot I’m sure. TJ’s wasn’t allowed to…