Here’s one wagonload right here:
See you tomorow
Here’s shot of a 2000-something square foot knoll from a couple years back, in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle – keep off our expensive new turf, man is what RPD was saying with the temporary cyclone fencing:
Nice and green, huh? This was the color of the Mound when these volunteers installed a (fake) Rain Garden, seen on the other side of the benches:
But now here’s how things stand today betwixt the Panhandle Bathroom Building the and Panhandle Bike Path:
This brown mound will become a “planted area,” whatever that means:
Trot out any RPD spokesmodel with an explanation and I’ll have a counter for it. Hey, maybe the Panhandle shouldn’t be a lawn? Hey, maybe decisions about how to handle Our Current Drought shouldn’t be driven by the concerns of Area Realtors? Hey, maybe we should repave the Panhandle’s currently abysmal Oak-side walking path now and worry about installing a bunch of “irrigation” later? Or, hey, maybe just forget about irrigation and let Gaia take its course?
First it was all like this, but now it’s all like this:
Our GGNRA feds are not prepared for a dreaded sunny (Satur)day at Baker Beach:
Unless beach-goers are going to pack all their cardboard all the way home, this is as good as they can do, one supposes…
[UPDATE: For instance, this, from this AM.]
Well, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition must have sent over a cadre (of its now disempowered, voteless minions) to the latest scoping session / open house / focus group for the proposed Panhandle Improvement Project what took place on Saturday.
Nevertheless, it would appear that the majority of those invited by SFGov through snail mail have a few beefs with the behavior of cyclists on the bike path / multi-use trail on the Fell side of the Golden Gate Park Panhandle.
Here’s a smattering of written comments:
In turn, one Brocephus wrote about putting in a bike lane on Oak and Fell, over and over and over:
I guess that’s a kind of parity.
The people who turned up are probably what SFGov considers The Community, when it ponders on how it spends our money, but, of course, there’s a degree of sample bias.
If SFGov conducted a poll of the actual community, it might discover a different hierarchy of important concerns.
On It Goes…
The walking / jogging path through the Golden Gate Park Panhandle is in infamously poor shape, but SFGov has no plans on doing anything about it anytime soon – that’s the news.
Take a look:
See that? Among all the aesthetic “improvements” proposed for the Panhandle, the repaving, the one that would be a guaranteed improvement is “un-funded” is the path.
“Irrigation” – that’s the answer.
Hey, why do we need a new irrigation system, or for that matter, why do we irrigate the Panhandle in the first place?
Why don’t we repave the path and then let artificial grass meadow just live life on its own?
We are in a drought, right?
As seen on JFK Drive:
Most outfits, including the SFPD, would use dirt bikes for this mission, just saying…