Posts Tagged ‘47’

Just Saying, But Frisco Is NOT 49 Square Miles: Get Your Kicks in the 46 vs. “Shop & Dine in the 49”

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

First of all, let’s play a game of identifying the northernmost, southernmost, westernmost, and easternmost points of San Francisco. If you guess, you’re going to make mistakes.

Hint: They’re all islands, some are mere “rocks.”



All right, in no particular order, here are the answers:

Seal Rock, aka Saddle Rock

Red Rock

North Farallon Islands

Alameda Island

How’d you do? Check here.

Now, add up all the San Francisco County land area amidst these points and you’ll get 46.something square miles. Sry.

Anyway, this is wrong:

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So that’s your answer, 46 square miles. Oh, you want to round up to 47? OK. No but really you want to round up to 49, you know, for the poetry of it all?

Well, then why not round up to 50, or 100 square miles then?

Of course, back in the day, 49 square miles was a fair guess – 7×7 right? But the problem with that is geography. We were forgetting the Great San Francisco Bight, the part of SF’s northwestern corner that just aint there.

These days, of course, we have the tools to be accurate.

Just saying.

Training Day: US Coast Guard 47-Foot Motor Life Boat at Mile Rock

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Semper Paratus:

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Fatality: MUNI #47 Van Ness 8316 Collides With Pedestrian at Market Street

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

[UPDATE: Determined to be a suicide.]

From Action News SF comes word of a pedestrian fatality at Market and Van Ness this evening.

Here are some photos:

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New Pavement for Scott Street – Smoother Ride for Bikes Wiggling on Routes 30, 47

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Here’s what Scott Street looks like these days in the Lower Haight – new macadam is a coming.

What’s next, the Scott Street Bike Lane project? Possibly.


And of course, there’s always the Snick route on McAllister as an alternative to The Wiggle. Your choice. (McAllister was scheduled for a striped Class II bike lane going uphill through the Fillmore, but that’s on the back burner for now.)

No matter, all wheeled vehicles will soon be enjoying a smoother ride on this short stretch of Scott.

Project 3-5 Scott Street Bicycle Lane, Fell Street to Oak Street

This project would involve the installation of a Class II left-turn bicycle lane in the northbound direction on Scott Street between Oak Street and Fell Street. This project includes two design options:

Option 1 would add a northbound Class II left-turn bicycle lane by removing the left-turn lanes on northbound Scott Street approaching Fell Street and on southbound Scott Street approaching Oak Street. No parking spaces would be removed under Option 1.

Option 2 would add a northbound Class II left-turn bicycle lane by narrowing travel lanes and removing approximately three parking spaces from the west side of Scott Street between Fell Street and Oak Street. The existing left-turn lanes approaching Fell Stree and Oak Street would not change under Option 2.