This one is new on me:
IDK how this works IRL.
Might be appealing to you…
One assumes. The Mercedes driver seemed combobulated enough, but she was satisfied to sit there for minutes and minutes. (This would not have been my reaction.)
One attempts to offer assistance, but then one just moves on with one’s day as the snap crackle and pop, pop, pop of traffic driving over Mercedes plastic fades away…
(A pay package of about $130k a year (TCOE – Total Cost of Employee), well that’s pretty well-paid for a low-stress job, non? It’s not like being a coal miner or anything. Correct me if I’m way off on this, of course.)
This proposal certainly would reduce traffic, overall, by a very slight amount. It would also increase westbound traffic on Fulton, and Lincoln too I suppose, by a significant amount. But before our SFMTA does that, it should “daylight” every intersection in the Richmond District – that means taking out a parking space or two on every block so that westbound drivers can see southbound peds approaching crosswalks to get to Golden Gate Park.
Actually, it should do that anyway.
Actually, it should have done that before already.
I’m not talking about talking about daylighting, I’m talking about actually doing it. JMO. (I already know the reasons why our less-than-competent SFMTA hasn’t done so by now, just saying.)
Anyway, consider the knock-on effects afore you shut down JFK is all I’m saying…
More or less:
You want to get into this – well, we can get into this. You know, sometime.
Here’s the etching on the tombstone:
“Update: The SFpark pilot evaluation has been released and changes to data feed, mobile apps, and web map remain. Demand-responsive rate adjustments will continue in existing SFpark areas. The SFMTA will use the results of the evaluation to develop a proposal for expanding the SFpark approach to the SFMTA’s other meters, lots and garages in the city.”
But did we really need to pay people to bury sensors under the pavement? Nope! Oh, they’re all dead now, batteries expired, just sitting under the surface doing nothing? Yep!
There are many ways to skin a cat, Brother. This “futuristic” and expensive way was the wrong way.
Oh, and speaking of the Feds, why do Law Enforcement Officials come to Frisco and get their guns stolen from their cars, over and over and over again, despite all the warnings, despite our well-earned reputation?
And, you know, as promised, we can get into why it’s still hard to park in some areas of Frisco and why in other areas you can see an entire block of metered spaces with basically no cars at all.
I have no objections to market rate pricing, but SFPark was a big fail whale.
*No, not on street-cleaning day, on a regular day.
This attack from a few months back…
…came from this tree, which still shows where it broke apart:
As seen in the SoMA on Folsom near 12th right, by the SF Eagle, not that there’s anything wrong with that:
No, it’s not sucking the data off of your cell phone – it’s Cruise Automation, baby. And it looks like they’re on the right path, unlike, say, so-called Elon Musk and his so-called “Autopilot.”
Play us out, SLATE’s Will Oremus:
1. Back in aught-seven was when I first heard of corporate buses taking workers to other cities. (Or maybe it was aught-six, I forget.) Of course we had Frisco institutions shuttling workers around, owing to our horrible, horribly corrupt SFMTA / MUNI mess, but people riding the freeways for hours a day, well this was new. Anyway, in the left corner of this shot you can see the distinctive Van Hool kink at the rear window.
2. That Porsche in the middle has its license plates at home. Back a decade ago, drivers didn’t go around for months and years without plates, but these days, they do, oh well.
3. And on the right, an Uber instead of a regular taxicab.