Archive for the ‘transit’ Category

Transit Not First: Bay Area Bike Share (aka “FORD GOBIKE”) Freely Double Parks on Market, Blocks MUNI Buses

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Let’s see here, oh, still an abysmal 2 star rating from Yelp. The Ford GoBike / BABS people could easily fix this situation by changing the wording of their marketing, BUT they don’t feel like it, Man, obvs.

Anyway, they’re still double parking their Mercedes Benzes on Market, and sometimes that causes problems for MUNI buses, as here near Second Street.

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Illegal turns off of Market too – are the GoBike people allowed to do that? IDK. IDTS.

And oh yes, bikes aren’t transit, sry. You could pass a law that says that bicycles have something to do with transit, just as you could write a law what says cats are dogs for the purposes of a Leash Law, but that wouldn’t actually make cats dogs, right?

And here’s the defense of GoBike, seemingly written by an employee. I’m not saying an employee wrote this, but this is how an employee/owner might look at things, FBOW:

I am finding out that many people have given poor reviews because they thought they could pull a fast one and take off with one of the shared bicycles for a whole day for a measly $9. I’ve sometimes told tourists on the Golden Gate bridge that they should think of returning their bikes before they ruin themselves (they tell me I’m wrong, that they rented the bike for 24 hours…). There are dozens of perfectly decent stores around North Beach that will rent them a bike for $40. Bay Area Bikeshare is being penalized because folks choose not to read the price list (which is printed in large characters) and they are not familiar with how every bike sharing system in the world works.

But I don’t think you can try to “pull a fast one” without being aware that you’re doing it, I’m srsly.

Oh BABS, will you ever win?

Word on the Street in Frisco: “DUMP TRUMP, FUCK TRUMP”

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

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The Secret Bus of Pets: How Can You Tell If a Bus is DOG FRIENDLY? – Just Look for This Sign Up Front –

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

As seen in the North of NoPA DivCo Divisadero Corridor Western Addition:

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MUNI sure aint dog-friendly.

Golden Gate Transit Says, “This Bus Uses Clean-Air Technology,” But ALL Diesel Buses Use Clean-Air Technology, Right?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

IDK, Man:

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Or IOW, we have buses what use diesel.

The Gray Lady ‘splains tings a dozen years ago:

Some city buses say ”this bus uses clean air technology” on the back.

I don’t know how boastful our GGTD should be, frankly.

Chariot Van in Red, “BUS-ONLY” Lane on Market: Is This Kosher?

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

IDK

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Is this what “Smart Mobility” is, FoMoCo?

Going on the MGM Tour, in Frisco!

Friday, November 18th, 2016

IDK, man. To me, this is the MGM Tour, down in Culver City, USA:

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But here’s the San Francisco version:

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I want to live in Los Angeles
Not the one in Los Angeles
No, not the one in South California
They got one in South Patagonia

An Enlarged Sidewalk / Bus Depot for 11th and Harrison?

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Here’s the new sitch, looking north from Division:

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I suppose a lot of parking spaces will be sacrificed at the altar of the 9 San Bruno “Rapid” [LIMITED] Project, a joint from the SFMTA’s MUNI Great Leap Forward, Comrades.

And looking south from Folsom:

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Better Late Than Never: Bauer’s Limo / Bus Goes Legit

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

See? The new (to Bauer’s anyway) blue stickers for 2016:

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But instead of Driven By Mercedes Benz and Powered By Bauer’s “Intelligent” Transportation shouldn’t it be the opposite instead, you know, owing to the MB engine powering and the Bauer-branded driver, you know, driving?

(What a POS company this has been over the years, sry.)

What else? Oh the BlueTec badge stands for what, the “solar bus” they were trying to promote themselves with a few years back? Or maybe an electric bus or something? No, it’s just plain old diesel, oh well.

And look, the don’t call 311 on us, call us directly sticker is bigger than before now.

MTAP? What’s MTAP?

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

I thought they could have been Metropolitan Transit Agency Police, but no – it’s Muni Transit Assistance Program.

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News to me.

YOU LOOK GOOD: MUNI Police Thought Bubble

Friday, October 21st, 2016

This is how our SFMTA does things:

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For better or worse…