Archive for the ‘cars’ Category

The Locus of Illegal Parking in San Francisco is Telegraph Hill – It Didn’t Use To Be This Way, But the SFMTA Switched Its Approach

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

These shots are from a weekend day, therefore you need a residential sticker to park at Coit Tower for free. But almost all of the rides up here lacked a sticker, as they are tourists and of course this is a tourist area.

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Most Residential Parking Permit areas allow non-millionaire non-residents to park for two or three hours for free, but for some reason, Things Are Different Here, so even two seconds of parking in these spaces can earn you a hefty (84 dollars hefty) parking citation.

I think this is mostly an honor system type of deal, as I’ve never seen a tourist get ticketed. (Perhaps somebody could look into this..)

When Parking on the Sidewalk, Be Sure to Place Your Vehicle Right Next to a Street Tree – And Also, Park Diagonally, to Increase Blocking Opportunities

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

I didn’t think I’d make it – thought I’d have to back up and get into the street, but I made it though, like a WWII-era battleship transiting the Panama Canal:

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This isn’t the end of the world, but parking like this is bad for various reasons…

Ala Boaty McBoatface, GM Cruise Calls One of Its Chevy Bolt “Self-Driving” Cars “Bolty McBoltface”

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Boaty McBoatface lives on

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Wealthy People Who Can Afford Porsches and Mercedes Benzes, But Not, Apparently, Bridge Tolls, Month After Month, Year After Year

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

As seen near the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge:

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Should Tiny SCOOT Electric Rental Cars have Their Lights on in the Rain?

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Here it is, a sporty two-seater:

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And here’s an example on Lincoln:

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The answer is IDK.

Cars are So Unpopular These Days That PARKSFO is Building a 1533-STALL PARKING GARAGE Near SFO?

Friday, March 30th, 2018

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Unexpected Hummer, Richmond District

Friday, March 30th, 2018

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Metal Accordion or Water/Sand-Filled Trash Cans: Which CalTrans Freeway Barrier Would You Rather Have Your AutoPilot Pilot You Into?

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

These two approaches seem to be the main ones these days, in the Bay Area of 2018.

Barrels…

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…and metal accordions like this one:

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I’d much prefer the barrels, which also might help to put out a fire / prevent an explosion.

To me, it’s totally obvious which would work better.

Maybe I’m wrong, but this looks like a no-brainer…

Don’t Spell It F-R-I-S-C-K-O

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

You see, I find that “K” in there quite offensive:

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Oh, wait a sec, actually call it and/or spell it any which way you please. It’s your right after all.

(I’ll tell you, Frisco beat out “Don’t Call It Frisco,” a few years back, and there’s no going back. And actually, the ppl who still think “Don’t Call It Frisco” is a thing tend to not live here, oh well.)

Baby NOT On Board: Area Driver Celebrates the Absence of Costly Partner, Kids with Unique Rear-Window Stick Family

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

As seen on Fulton:

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