Posts Tagged ‘35 mph’

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.

Instructions:

1. Go to http://www.youtube.com/html5 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.