Posts Tagged ‘bay area’

Our SFMTA Registers Its Disapproval with the Safe Hit Sidewalk Bulbouts Recently Installed by the SFMTrA at Fell and Baker

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

These guerrilla-installed white posts went in on October 5-6. I was thinking since I saw them still there on the evening of October 9th that maybe the SFMTA might be tolerating them. But no, all these posts are gone now, as of the evening of October 10th anyway.

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One problem with bulbouts is that they embolden pedestrians, as here, but I don’t know if our non-transparent SFMTA would agree with that.

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Installing a couple bulbouts here wouldn’t be crazy. It would take the five lanes you’d have to cross to get out of traffic down to four, pretty much, at the cost of two parking spaces.

The existing timing* seems generous to me, even during rush hour, so I don’t understand how the recent accident occurred.

*43 seconds or so, which is about 20 seconds more than other nearby intersections on Fell west of Masonic, at least during rush hour.

Cow Palace History: Republican National Convention, Grand National Rodeo, and Now, “HEMPCON’S HALLOWEED”

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Only in Frisco Daly City:

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I remember back in aught-eight, back when The CP was all about the cows instead of the Mary Jane, man.

Consarnit.

Aging Toyota Starlet Ventures Out Amongst Real Cars

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Rear Wheel Drive, baby!

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Ergo, a collectible car these days

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Modernist McDonalds Makeover Tells the Western Addition, “We’re Not Going Anywhere”

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

I mean, it wouldn’t make sense to put all kinds of money into the famous McD’s at Golden Gate and Fillmore if you were planning on selling out to developers in the near future, right?

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It doesn’t look like a McDonalds anymore, FBOW. (Reminds me of nearby Jane the Bakery somehow.)

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IDK how many San Francisco McDonaldses we’ve lost in recent years – the list must have a dozen entries the past decade. But not this one, not yet…

Berkeley Pedestrian Bridge Over the I-80 Reads as You Might Expect: “US NAVY – STOP KILLING WHALES”

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

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The Queen of the Skies Says Good-Bye to Frisco, America – No More Boeing 747 Flights from Domestic Carriers as of November 7th 2017

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Read all about it.

As seen from Lincoln Park…

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And Lafayette:

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You might still see some remaining fuel-hungry 747’s from a few foreign carriers, from the military, like Air Force One, and there will be cargo flights for a good long time, but passenger service has pretty much died out in 2017.

United Airlines’s SFO hub has been the last holdout…

Double Seven: Yesterday’s Blue Angels Show had Twin #7 Jets Performing – Photos from the Toll Plaza Area

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Being atop an old gun battery just west of the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza isn’t the best place to see the Fleet Week airshow, and it’s not exactly easy to get to, owing to jammed traffic, but it’s where I ended up. Here are some photos from Friday practice day.

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Two of things are not like the others/ Two of these thing just don’t belong. Can you see?

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That’s right, there are two two-seaters in there. Like this:

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And this. There’s no flying required back there, so why not just put your arms out.

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Most are single-seaters:

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Oh look, two #7’s

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See?

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See?

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I’m thinking Aquatic Park or the Marina Green would be better places to be.

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All right, c u later:

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Kat Anderson Kicks Off Race to become District 2 Supervisor

Friday, October 6th, 2017

I guess her competition is listed here.

It looked just like the kickoff for current Supervisor Mark Farrell – same location and about the same crowd size.

Kissing babies and petting pets:

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Rec and Park Posts Signage for a Very Short Mountain Bike Singletrack Trail Atop Twin Peaks

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Now what _I’d_ call this trail is a dirt sidewalk on the north side of Twin Peaks Boulevard what takes you from Twin Peaks Reservoir to Christmas Tree Point Road.

Anyway, here’s what RPD is doing these days. This is relatively new, these Jersey barriers connecting the trail to Eureka Peak. Note the post on the right:

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This is new, right?

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Note that it allows bike riding.

Now we’re looking east. The trail is on the other side of the guardrail:

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This trail will take you to the reservoir and/or Mount Sutro / Midtown Terrace. I’m calling it singletrack ’cause it’s kind of narrow. And of course it’s shared with hikers.

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This is noteworthy since singletrack is rare in SF / the bay area.

It’s not much of a trail for bikes, but it’s a trail anyway…

Here It Is: SFGov’s Latest PowerPoint on “BETTER” MARKET STREET

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Here’s your link with 33 pages. Enjoy.

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(Funnier adjectives include “elegant” and “transformative.”)