Archive for December 12th, 2017

Day Laborers, Thanksgiving Week 2017, Western Addition Paint Store, Full-Employment Economy – Compare with 2008

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

IDK, about five people hanging about:

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Compare with 2008, decidedly not a full employment situation, on a similar day except nine years earlier – and this wasn’t everybody:

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Back then, there was a lot of talk about regulation, like designating specific places to hang out, like in Berkeley near 4th or in Frisco on Army / Cesar Chavez.

You don’t hear that talk these days, for whatever reason…

SFMTA Forces Pedestrians to Wait as Pickups Turning Left Get Priority – At Recently “Improved” Oak and Baker

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

So, this truck has priority and then a few seconds later peds may cross:

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This is similar to the design at masonic O’Farrell / Anza and Masonic, where peds also need to wait at the start of the signal, so about three or four drivers (assuming they’re paying attention – if they’re not sometimes only one car makes it through, sadly) can turn. And then when that’s done, peds may cross, not that ppl aren’t confused still, with that odd intersection.

Did I mention that Target paid for the signals at O’Farrell and Masonic? That seems to have had an effect upon design, you know, what with the SFMTA being the political animal it is…

Iconic: “AW∑SOME HOT CAKES”

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

IT’S TOPSbaby:

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Have I been here? I forget, but maybe three or four times? Anyway, it’s gotta be better than the now shut down Lucky Penny, that’s all I know…