Archive for the ‘streets’ Category

The Sleeper Cab of This Tractor Trailer is Huge, Bigger Than Some Frisco Apartments – As Seen in Golden Gate Park

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

This thing is yuge compared with what I think of sleeping in a 18-wheeler is like.

BJ could raise a whole troop of  Bears in there, most likely

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So what’s the rent?

Sundays Streets KIcks Off for 2017 in the Mission – It was Fine

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Sunday Streets seems to have been a bigger deal about a decade ago, but oh well.

In the Mission on Valencia yesterday – very nice weather, an OK turnout:

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Cars used to be a big deal at SS. So generally you’d get access to your garage, but somebody would walk in front of your car to keep you at a walking pace. It was a BFD. But these days, things are more mellow. Dude drove down Valencia to park at his residence NBD:

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Here’s the sked for 2017.

One notes that Embarcadero, the original Sunday Street, didn’t make the cut for 2017. Some businesses at the Fish Wharf didn’t like SS, but I don’t know the story…

Frisco Clue: Plum Candlestick Conservatory

Friday, March 10th, 2017

It all adds up!

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Do you have any suggestions, Gentle Reader?

SFMTA or SFMTrA (aka SF Transformation)? – Who Put In These New “Safe-Hit Posts” on Fell Near Stanyan? – One Simply Can’t Tell

Monday, March 6th, 2017

SFMTrA or the SFMTA?

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Well, _I_ can’t tell, anyway.

Taking the Lane, Frisco-Style

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Bro is from Evolve – read all about it

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“Taking the Lane,” Frisco-Style

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Market Street outbound during an Evening Drive:

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The Four Primary Languages of Our Richmond District – Can You Guess Them? – One Simple Trick

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Well, here you go:

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McAllister Street Shantytown, One Block Away from Appointed Mayor Ed Lee’s City Hall

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The blue structure is at McAllister Franklin and two-square block City Hall starts one block away at McAllister and Van Ness so that adds up to one block away in my book

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Anyway, all this temporary sidewalk housing is on the north side of one block of McAllister between Gough and Franklin

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Trader Joe’s Parking Lot Inconveniently Located Across Four Lanes of Traffic – Was This Good Planning?

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

I say four lanes ’cause even though the unit block of Masonic is six lanes wide at this point, the outer two are almost always used for parking.

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Anyway, this northbound lane is a de facto parking lot for Trader Joe’s #100. This is because the real parking lot is far too small. Of course, there’s a place for parking on the roof of the building, but you can’t use it. And of course these days you can also park in the lot of the former (and quite horrible, remarkably so, but also beloved by some) Lucky Penny diner (but that’s not going to last forever, as condos are slated).

Those shoppers queueing up to use the main lot line up all the way to Euclid sometimes, and even getting to the back of the line involves awkwardly driving going around a huge MUNI yard or a large swath of the inner Inner Richmond.

So people simply park for free on Masonic northbound and run/walk across Masonic, speed limit 30 MPH by the way.

Hey is this good planning? Nope. Hey who planned this design, the Planning Department? Yep.

Are you going to die by shopping in this fashion? Probably not, but somebody has already. Will somebody else die doing the same thing? Yes.

Bagpipe Goat Busker, Market Street

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

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