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Bushpocalypse Now – Frisco Sees Its Worst Traffic Ever In 2017 – Highest Number of Registered “Vehicles” in History

Friday, March 24th, 2017

That stat is as of Calendar Year 2015, but our friends at CA DMV are putting the finishing touch on the numbers for Calendar Year 2016.

So is a trailer a “vehicle?” IDK. IDTS. But 2016 looks to be the year we push over the half-million mark for vehicles registerd in Frisco.

And of course that doesn’t include all the new UBER Lyfts from all over.

So here’s the result, from yesterday’s evening drive. Southbound Sansome is all backed up, but look, you can see a PCO Intercepter cart on the scene, to fix everything:

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I was thinking, it’s morphin’ time – time for another round of three-figure parking/traffic tickets for “blocking the box.” But no, the PCO disappeared with a quickness. Leaving SFMTA Dude in the Bush Street HOV lane all by himself. Turns out he was patiently waiting to proceed behind some more stalled traffic. He was soon gone as well.

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Bush Street is always bad, but yesterday was especially bad. Five eastbound cars sat in the intersection for about five minutes. But then they advanced leaving room for a few buses and cars on Sansome to sneak through north and south.

Bush doesn’t get any more crowded than this:

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Anyway, that’s the update.

 

Frisco’s Version of Parking on the Front Lawn, Except Front Lawns are Hard to Find Anymore Out in the Sunset District

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

It used to be like this:

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But now it’s like this:

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FBOW, most of the lawns are gone, paved over long ago to make room for more car parking…

A Friendly BMW Driver on Fulton: “THIS IS MY PEACE SYMBOL”

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Hey man. That’s not too groovy, man.

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This is What the Fleet of UBER Self-Driving Cars in The Richmond Looks Like

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

So I see one UBER self driver way out there in the Avenues, so no biggee, but here comes another right behind.

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Say, maybe if these self driving cars drive all over town, they can memorize the place, the Google’s rides have done down in Mountain View and the way the dinosaurs tested the electrified fences in Jurassic Park.

Maybe…

Hit and Run Driver (People Assume) vs. a Parked BMW in the Richmond

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Pasersby in the Richmond, where the car is king, seemed real pissed off at this one.

The debris trail tells the story – this ride must have been clouted at a pretty good clip and, of course, on the wrong side of the street:

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That’s life on the mean streets of San Francisco…

Parallel Parking Grand Champion: There’s a Whole Lot of Right or a Whole Lot of Wrong in This Photo

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Those unfamiliar with Frisco, many ppl, have asked me if cars ever get stuck in street parking spaces, owing to no lines telling you where to park.

So if Bro here, who’s now trying to escape, parked in this space without causing mayhem and then managed to expertly go on his way, well then BRAVO:

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But more likely, he was blocked in and had to wait to get out. (I didn’t stick around to find out.)

In that case, this sitch is either the fault of the Subie driver ahead or the Honda driver behind. One simply can’t tell…

Troubled Anthony Levandowski’s PRIBOT Prius, Last Seen Banged Up in the Western Addition Six Years Ago

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Was reading this…

Fury Road: Did Uber Steal the Driverless Future From Google? Inside the vicious patent fight over self-driving technology. By Max Chafkin and Mark Bergen

…and that reminded me of this, the last time I saw PRIBOT, the ur-car, left forgotten on the mean Streets of San Francisco:

Poor Pribot!

In closing:

“He’s an asshole, but he’s our asshole.”

 

Texting While Driving, Boss Level

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Tippity tap, tippity tap, vroom vroom:

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If You Can’t Afford a Smart Car, This is the Next Best Thing – Graffiti Might be an Issue Though – A Gold Interceptor III Trike

Monday, March 13th, 2017

WSJ-approved!

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Our SFMTA’s Official Blessing for Weekend Church Parking on the Medians of Dolores isn’t Working Out

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Take a look, northbound Dolores at 18th:

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Dolores is for moving people about, right? It’s not for parking, non?

It doesn’t make any sense for the SFMTA to approve this kind of chaos, but for the outsized influence of small groups of Interested Parties.