First it was all like this, but now it’s all like this:
Archive for the ‘parks’ Category
Golden Gate Park Panhandle Bathroom Graffiti – From “Hetch Hetchy —>” to “Hobo—>” – Good Morning, SunshineWednesday, August 19th, 2015
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…
A Backlash Against Cyclists at the Panhandle Improvement Project Open House in Golden Gate Park – Bike Path Vs. Multi-Use PathWednesday, August 5th, 2015
[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…
If San Francisco is So Rich, Why Can’t It Replace the Jogging Path in the Panhandle? People Stumble Every Day, Right?Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
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…
You Can Enter the Japanese Tea Garden for Free Three Hours Each Week, But the New Signs Don’t Tell You – Why’s That?Thursday, June 4th, 2015
Here’s the old sign out in front of the JTG in GGP – it was there going all the way back to aught-six:
And here’s the new sign, which is the same except now the free hours are kept secret:
I guess advertising the free hours on a big sign out front attracted too many skinflints?
Looks that way.
Now back in the day, they’d let you linger after closing hours, but no longer. So you now can’t see the frolicking skunks of after-hours at the JTG
Oh well, that’s Progress for you.