Archive for the ‘streets’ Category

Crazy Genoa Place Alley is a Two-Way, One-Lane Street

Friday, April 28th, 2017

As seen in North Beach:

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How to Cross Fulton in the Avenues as a Pedestrian: Act Like You are a Jaywalker, Whether You are or Not

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Let me explain. Bro here crossed all willy-nilly, which isn’t illegal at all, but it’s dangerous because he didn’t get a buy in from all the drivers. See?

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All these cars were moving with the exception of the black car on the left. The white truck in the fast lane should have stopped but didn’t.

What I’d suggest is waiting for a break in traffic first, as if you were a jay walker.

And the bigger suggestion would be to put traffic lights on Fulton.

Of course our SFMTA has no interest in doing that.

Oh well.

Honest Frisco Infrastructure

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Not that I’m complaining.

There’s an “undergrounding” movement afoot run by rich people who want to place these wires and whatnot under the ground and then send the bill to the little people, such as you, Gentle Reader.

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IRL, wires are beautiful, man

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Sometimes Good Enough is Good Enough

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Not sure why this yellow dashed line was necessary on this one block of Hayes, but here it is, in all its useless groovy waviness:

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Fulton Street Update: Massive 60-Foot SFMTA #5 Bus Can’t Fit Into SFMTA’s Slow Lanes

Friday, April 14th, 2017

You’d think our SFMTA would be able to match a bus to a street, but it can’t:

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Here’s How You Can Tell Our DPW is NOT a Safety Organization: It Allows Its Drivers to Run Red Lights All the Time

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Hey, what’s the speed of a DPW street sweeper when it’s sweeping? IDK but that’s the same speed that DPW operators run red lights, as here:

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Now this could have been a legal right on red, but it wasn’t, ’cause the driver is under so much time pressure there’s not time to stop or slow down, one is forced to conclude.

Similarly, on Divisadero, drivers don’t stop for reds either, and in some cases that includes traveling straight through an intersection, such as the one Grove, seemingly every time, on a red.

It would be a trivial exercise to get SFGov employees to follow CA driving laws. (You know, if you were motivated to figure out how to do it AND if you didn’t care a whit about the massive massive blowback you, a department head, would suffer.)

You’ll Never Forget Your First Ride on an Electric Unicycle

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

You know, this looks safer than an electric skateboard:

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I know lots of stories of electric skateboard injuries, oh well

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Anyway, looks like fun…

Off-Road Skateboard, Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

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Commuting By Unicycle: It’s Being Done, Every Day, in Frisco

Friday, March 31st, 2017

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Know the LITTLES of Frisco: Little Italy, Little Russia and Little Osaka

Monday, March 27th, 2017

1 We call our little Italy North Beach even though it’s not all that far north, and it doesn’t have a beach, not anymore anyway. Tourists come here and they ask about Little Italy and everybody knows what they’re talking about.

It looks like this – the official SFGov Italian flag tells people from Chinatown that some would not approve of them trying to open businesses north of Broadway.

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That’s JMO, but it’s true.

2) This one is harder. I’ve never heard of anybody IRL calling this area Little Russia, in all my years, but here it is on the Google Maps so it must be true.

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It looks like this, with onion domes and piroshki:

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But I wouldn’t call this area Little Russia, it’s just another part of the Richmond.

3) And Little Osaka – man I saw that on an online map one time and at first I thought it was an act of vandalism/patriotism from somebody from Osaka, Japan’s third-largest city, kind of the Chicago of Japan, but no, it’s semi-official that Japantown is Little Osaka what with our “sister-city” relationship and all.

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As seen on Post:

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This is the hardest Little I know of. If you ask your Lyft driver to go there, you might end up here in Potrero.

And I guess we have a Little Saigon too, sort of, even though we don’t call Saigon Saigon anymo. But it’s easy to find – no confusion there…

This has been Know the LITTLES of Frisco: Little Italy, Little Russia and Little Osaka.