Posts Tagged ‘43’

This “7-ELEVEN NOTICE” in the Financh Bears No Relationship with Reality, Unless the 7-11 Company Owns Drumm Street

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

The 7-11 store across the street from the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero won’t let you loiter on Drumm Street?

And this 7-11 has “customer parking?”

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SFMTA Announces Slower Transit Times for 43 Masonic Bus Line – New NIMBYs First, Transit Last Policy

Friday, January 7th, 2011

I don’t know why a handful of wealthy,* white, weathered** property owners with great (or not so great) estates on/near Masonic Boulevard takes precedence over the rest of San Francisco, but that appears to be the situation these days. Read the news and turn the pages:

Taxi Driver Complains about New Signal Timing on Masonic: Best Indicator of Change

Aren’t taxis transit? Isn’t the 43 Masonic transit? And why is the speed limit for Turk Street lower than for Masonic Avenue? And why is the speed limit for Lincoln ten miles an hour faster than that for Masonic? They’re both “residential streets,” right?

Just asking, bro.

Slower 43′s mean smaller splashes. Quel dommage!

*Here’s what all the wealthy NIMBYs say: “Well, I’m not wealthy.” They’re lying.

**How about seasoned, instead?

The Minor Bay Area Earthquake of March 30, 2009 – a 4.3 on the Richter Scale

Monday, March 30th, 2009

That didn’t feel so bad in the 415. A little scary at first, for a second or two. After that you could tell it wasn’t going to be a big deal…

Magnitude 4.3
Date-Time
  • Monday, March 30, 2009 at 17:40:29 UTC
  • Monday, March 30, 2009 at 10:40:29 AM at epicenter
Location 37.285°N, 121.620°W
Depth 6.2 km (3.9 miles)
Region NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Distances
  • 18 km (11 miles) N (7°) from Morgan Hill, CA
  • 19 km (12 miles) E (91°) from Seven Trees, CA
  • 20 km (13 miles) ESE (117°) from Alum Rock, CA
  • 25 km (16 miles) ESE (104°) from San Jose City Hall, CA
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.1 km (0.1 miles); depth +/- 0.3 km (0.2 miles)
Parameters NST=250, Nph=250, Dmin=7 km, Rmss=0.08 sec, Gp= 58°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=1
Source
Event ID nc40234037

San Francisco’s Ephemeral Lake Masonic Fixed Today by the Pothole Patrol

Monday, March 16th, 2009

San Francisco’s ephemeral Lake Masonic, the drencher of numerous pedestrians at the intersection of Fell and Masonic has made its last appearance for a while. The City’s pothole patrol paid a visit this morn, so that’s that.

From this (assuming the #43 Masonic bus driver slows down and changes lanes to avoid another ped drenching, as here)…

…to this. Click to expand:

Hurray!

Those looking for a good drenching will now need move one block down to Lake Ashbury, should the need arise:

Stay dry!

The Kindly Bus Drivers of San Francisco’s MUNI Bus System

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

You know for every MUNI bus driver who conducts an improper sidewalk beatdown, there’s another one who goes out of her way not to drench people on Fell Street during rainy weather.

As here, where the driver of this southbound 43 Masonic slowed down and merged to the left to avoid excessively splashing a pedestrian with dirty water from ephemeral Lake Masonic.  

Good for her.

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