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Tourists Riding Rented Bikes on Fell Street: Which is Worse, Cruising on the Left Side or the RIght Side?Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
Up first we have the Left Side candidates, who have decided to go without smellmets:
Cf. the Right Side candidates, spotted a few days later:
I’m thinking I prefer the right side option, as your typical driver (which of course you should assume just got released from prison a week ago, and is uninsured, and is driving an unregistered vehicle) would be less surprised to see you there.
Mind you, none of these bicyclists was “taking the lane” improperly – all were biking legally.
But foolishly, IMO.
The best option would have been the Panhandle Bike Path, which is just to the left of the left lane of Fell, but these tourists didn’t seem to be aware of its existence.
Perhaps their tourist maps led them astray…
Uber X + Prius C = Driving North on Southbound Laguna in J-Town? A Questionable But Giddy Five-Star Drive in Uber #7FGU886Monday, April 6th, 2015
On Laguna Street looking south over Post towards Geary with the Chinese consulate on the left in the background:
You see that? An impatient Prius driver simply went around all those cars heading north by pulling into the southbound lane. Then the driver turned left onto Post westbound to drop off her fares:
Now normally with Prius drivers, you gotta wonder about their situational awareness, about whether they know what they’re doing, but in this case, the driver knows what she was doing. She was line jumping to save about a minute or so, hahaha!
Oh, and of course, she’s works for / contracts with Uber:
I’ll tell you, the reason why taxis have “paint schemes” and giant numbers painted on the side is for situations like this….
It’s hard to be a baller when ppl think your ride is a stripper Ford.
Jag up front, doppelganger in the rear*
I’ll tell you, in my day, Jaguars looked like Jaguars.
And that was the way we liked it.
[UPDATE: Nick Turner, an Editor employed by Bloomberg notes:
“Think the green vans are groceries (Fresh) and white ones are contractors they use for Prime deliveries. Not 100% sure, though.”]
I’m a little auspicious of this one:
Oh, and Amazon, check out CVC 26708, Material Obstructing or Reducing Driver’s View, conveniently located after the jump. (Unless that doesn’t apply to your operation – I can’t tell if it does. But the spirit of this law certainly should apply to your operation, Amazon.)
Is the SFMTA Now a Paramilitary Organization? Here’s a Raged-Up Sergeant Yelling at an SFMTA PCO on SansomeWednesday, April 1st, 2015
So, you can be a sergeant working for our inefficient SFMTA? Well that’s news to me. but see those stripes? Mmmm, I guess “Parking and Traffic” calls its supervisors sergeants, so this guy isn’t SFPD or any kind of peace officer?
Anyway, Dude on the bike here was pissed because the PCO in this Interceptor III cart told a driver to move along from a yellow zone, you know, instead of giving her a ticket:
“Why are you playing games with these people? She’s sitting there, you cite her!”
Now, talk about lacking situational awareness, the woman in the towaway zone merely pulled ahead a few feet and remained on the scene as this extended yellfest continued in front of all the GG Transit users waiting for the ride home north. And I was thinking, no girl, you want to clear out of here pronto.
Well, it turns out that she didn’t leave in time so she got ticketed anyway and now she owes three figures (including the $2.50 “convenience” fee) to our inefficient SFMTA. Oh well.
This is the MTA, your Money Taking Agency, in action.