Archive for the ‘streets’ Category

Illegal-Riding LimeBike Motorized Rental Scooter Bro Salmons His Way Up a Parade

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Not to pick on LIME, as this just as easily could have been a SPIN or BIRD bro:

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Oh well.

AB2989: Proposed Law to Eliminate Electric Scooter LICENSING & HELMET Requirements? – Plus, SIDEWALK RIDING Would be ALLOWED?

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Well Pa Pa Pa Ooh Mau Mau, Ooh Mau Mau, via Scooter Idiots @ScooterIdiots we learn that BIRD is the word in Sac Town these days.

Check it, is this real life?

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So, if people are beefing about all those ppl illegally riding Bird Rides, Inc rental scooters on the sidewalks of San Francisco these days, well let’s just change California law – is that how this works?

And if people are afraid of getting ticketed by the SFPD for not having a helmet, well, let’s get rid of that rule too.

And if you don’t have a driver license, well fear not, because BIRD is “sponsor”-ing, you know, effectively, an Assembly Bill to take care of that?

(And bike lanes? I don’t really get the part about electric scooters in bike lanes.)

Read all about it after the jump.

Oh caveats:

  1. Helmets would still be required for minors.
  2. Local municipalities could come in with their own sidewalk bans, which would prolly be a shoe-in to pass in Frisco (considering that SFGov has similarly banned sidewalk bike riding for almost all of the city.)
  3. And having a driver license, well, IDK how important that is IRL

IDK what to make of all this…

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Worker Injury at Star-Crossed Masonic “Improvement” Project

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Was reported to have been “bleeding badly,” but actually didn’t look to be in bad shape at all:

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This is what the crew was working on:

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Maybe they’ll finish this relatively minor project one of these years.

Here It Is, Your Latest “Navigation Center” – Moving Homeless from Tents Under the I-80 to … Tents Inside the Nearby On Ramp to I-80

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

This is now, on Division, what’s left of Ed Lee’s Super Bowl City:

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And this is the near future, inside the Division Circle at South Van Ness:

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And this is the recent past, when lots of gov’mint cars used to park here – this area was being used, contrary to any claims from any Department Heads:

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Take a look at the construction, courtesy of Droney, the Friendly Drone™

And what the hell, why not take the tour, April 25, 2018?

“Construction of a new Navigation Center is currently in the works at Division Circle at Divison St. and South Van Ness Ave.

Join us for a tour of the construction site and to learn more about San Francisco’s Navigation Centers.

The City’s game-changing Navigation Centers are proving to be a successful model to provide shelter and services for homeless people living in street encampments, offering them not just beds, showers and meals, but also health care intensive case management and other support on their jounrey toward more stable housing.

Tours are free. However, space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Personal protective equipment is required to enter the construction site. Guests will be asked to sign a safety waiver prior to starting the tour.

Please meet outside 30 Van Ness at 1 p.m. to start the tour. We will provide free transportation to the project site.”

Masonic’s Brand-New Medians are Encouraging Jaywalkers, Already, FBOW

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

I never saw this on the Old Masonic:

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And actually, our SFMTA’s jaywalking issue is more pronounced just north of Geary, but it doesn’t want to acknowledge it.

There are pros and cons to this long, drawn out plan to remove lanes from Masonic of course. It would be nice if our SFMTA could acknowledge that as well…

IOW, there isn’t yet, nor will there be, any promised “transformation” of the 3000 feet of Masonic betwixt Fell and Geary. That should be obvious to all by now, even before completion.

Anyway, I’ve never seen jaywalking on this hilly part of Masonic, until now, in all my years…

Does Gavin Newsom Look Good in This Whole Taxi Medallion Credit Union Loan Fiasco? What About the Self-Proclaimed “Intelligent” SFMTA?

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

No and also no. [Robots NOT welcome.]

But what’s the penalty? Nothing, really.

Except that ppl can sort of chuckle at you / your employer:

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Not sure of the merits of this case

How Much Sand Does It Take to Keep Southbound Great Highway Closed? – THIS Much Sand (It’s Not All That Much)

Monday, March 26th, 2018

I suppose that this amount today could push bike riders into the slow lane, and yes, it could also cause an accident:

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(In my imagination, there’d be a drift ten feet high, a Great Sand Waste, all along Ocean Beach, with a chain gang working feverishly to clear the highway…)

LIME, BIRD, SPIN: How Many Monosyllabic Renegade Scooter Rental Outfits Have Descended Upon Frisco Just Now? A Whole Bunch

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Let’s see, I knew about LimeBikes and Bird, but this is the first I’m hearing of SPIN:

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I was all set to boost this board, but look what stopped me:

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Then I was left to dream of new monosyllabic brand names

The All-Seeing Eyes of Civic Center: Two of the Largest Security Cameras You’ll Ever See – They Look Like AT ST’s

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Five foot tall library windows for scale

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I love Big Brother

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A former Air America aircraft just happened by:

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Anyway, take a look the next time you’re in Civic Center – you can’t miss them:

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American-Made Storm Grates Put Out of Work by the Foreign Competition: SFGOV Tells You to “Shop And Dine” the 47 Square Miles of Frisco, BUT…

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

…it itself buys stuff from overseas.

See? This one’s from AJAX FOUNDRY of 45 Clementina, SF, CALIF:

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But this one’s from, well, simply, CHINA?

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I’ll tell you, if SFGov really wanted to, it could get these grates from closer to home, but apparently it don’t really want to.

One might think the greater SFGov entity was loaded with Frisco-centric contract steerers and multitudes of buy locallers, but I guess not. Not really.

Hey, remember when a former Mayor, the dude who pleaded with local families to not pick up and move to Neighboring County X, you know, back when he was Mayor, but then after he was no longer Mayor, packed and moved to … the very same Neighboring  County X. Isn’t it ironic?

Dont’cha think?

Anyway, that dude was the one who said that one of the reasons why the Santa Clara 49ers football team should no longer call itself the 49ers is because SF is 49 square miles, so this was like our trademark or something. But IRL, Frisco ain’t 49 sq mi, it’s 46.something. So did / does our dull-witted former Mayor actually believe the 49 square miles bit, like he’s DJT and somebody told him something was true one time, so he believes it?

You know, you can’t really tell.

Anyway, Shop and Dine the 49 should be Shop and Dine the 47, and in any event, SFGov shouldn’t be lecturing ppl on this issue anyway, IMO.

(It’s always Amazon Prime members who are lecturing you about Buying Local, in’nt? Or maybe it just seems that way. All these Shop Dine 49ers should have a ceremony where ppl could burn their Amazon Prime cards, IMO.)

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