Posts Tagged ‘35 mph’

The Anatomy of the Great SFPD SENIOR CITIZEN FACILITY Speed Trap on Fulton

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Here it is, looking west at around 37th Avenue:

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And here’s what you should be looking at – the aging SFPD SUV with radar on the left, the 30 MPH speed limit sign in the middle, and the SPEED LIMIT 25 MPH / SENIOR CITIZEN FACILITY signs on the right:

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Read all about it here, courtesy of a disgruntled Prius driver what got a ticket last year, when the speed limit zones on this stretch of Fulton went 35-25-35. As you can see, these days it goes 30-25-30, but the concept’s the same.

One would think SFGov would want to put in a few more traffic signals in this area, but one would be wrong.

Anyway, here’s the perspective from inside a police car via Stanley Roberts of People Behaving Badly fame: Fulton 500 Speedway.

Is 37 MPH Too Fast to Climb Masonic Avenue? It Doesn’t Seem Too Fast, Compared With Fulton, For Example

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

The limit here on Masonic is now 25 MPH.

Are these cars speeding?

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I’ll tell you, the recent deaths on this stretch of road have been caused by epically drunk drivers and/or especially reckless jaywalking pedestrians…

Perhaps we could allow bikes on these particular sidewalks, you know, temporarily?

You know, like this?

In Case You Were Wondering, This is What It Looks Like to Go 35 MPH Down Castro Across Market Street

Monday, July 9th, 2012

You know, just in case you were wondering.


1. Go to to enable HTML5 (if you haven’t already).

2. When playing back, use the Settings button (the “gear” icon that you also use to change resolution) to set the playback speed to 2x.

I’ll tell you, I’ve got more miles than you:

1. Driving in San Francisco; AND

2. Riding a bike in San Francisco; AND

3. Walking about in San Francisco* 

And let me tell you, it’s hard for me to watch the first few seconds of the above video in fullscreen without pressing the floor with my right foot.** Watching this vid at 2x kind of makes me nervous.

Anyway, just in case you were wondering….

*All three of those things. OTOH, you might have me beat on MUNI, particularly the bus lines. And BART, you might have me beat on BART as well. But not driving, cycling, OR walking about in the 415. Sorry, Junior. 

**You see, ’cause that’s my braking foot, and 35 MPH is simply Way Too Fast to come down Castro Street. IMO.