Posts Tagged ‘car’

Here It Is, the Delightfully-Named “Auto Drive,” in the Inner Sunset – Finally a Road Just for Car Drivers – And Also in SF: “Automobile Drive,” Somewhere

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Thusly:

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Google it yourself: Auto Dr SF

I first noticed this odd notation when I was on one of my bikes, and I thought, “I can’t go through there, not on a bike.” But then later on I actually went through the thing, inside sort of an auto anyway. This Drive is kind of narrow. Seems more like an Alley to me:

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I’d love to see a street sign for it.

Au revoir, L’Avenue du Auto:

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And yes, this is official:

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Say, is “Automobile Drive” the same thing? One thinks so, but one doesn’t know.

All right, happy motoring, in your quadricycles!

Lyft Tesla: How Does This Make Sense?

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

A four wheel drive Model S, for extra confusion, UBERing away in Lower Pacific Heights, the Locus of Lyft:

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So how does this work?

Buy car for $100,000. Then start paying it off through Lyfting?

Seems a lot of effort…

Punch Buggy Yellow: GSR – Der Gelb-Schwarzer Renner (Yellow-Black Racer)

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

My first sighting.

Looks like we got a renner:

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This new one goes a tad faster than the original

Going All In for SB-562, the “Healthy California Act” (2017-2018)

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

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SB-562 The Healthy California Act.(2017-2018)

Party Poopers Put Up a Sign at California and Mason – Simple “HILL” on Nob Hill Replaced with “LOW GROUND CLEARANCE”

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Back in my day, a simple say saying “HILL” was all that prevented out of towners with long vehicles from high centering, and that was the way we liked it!

But these days, we get a graphic graphic:

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The signs I can see online all have railroad tracks and just three lighting bolts, so maybe this is a custom job…

Ah, mem’ries:

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Area Techie is SO SMRT

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Did you catch that?

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Oh, here it is:

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Imagine how many disappointed SmartCar owners would have loved to have been issued this license plate! That’s minus five points for Hufflepuff right there.

But maybe I’ve made a huge mistake and this license plate is a Simpsons reference

In that case, you’re promoted to Gryffindor.

Trouble with the Two Traffic Signals Paid for by City Center Mall on Masonic – One at Ewing Terrace, the Other at Anza / O’Farrell

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Here’s Ewing Terrace. It didn’t use to have a signal. Now it has a Target [See Comments] City Center Mall-paid-for signal, actuated by a car sensor pad on Ewing and also any of the four pedestrian button actuators, and as seen here, for no reason at all. How many person-years have been lost already due to MUNI buses stopping for no reason? No one can say:

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Now let’s travel north to O’Farrell, where Cars Go First, to the surprise of peds, with a special Target-Approved green arrow what allows easy left or U turns for southbound drivers to get to Target. And what’s this – you can see a Lexus LS sedan blocking the fast lane of southbound Masonic the better to get to Target quicker:

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And here’s your awkward u-turn, over the double yellow and straight into the Lower Lot:

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Is this illegal? Should it be? IDK.

Anyway, this is what happens when you let Target City Center Mall  / KLA Geary LLC pay a half-million dollars and then give input into decisions formerly exclusively made by traffic engineers, oh well.

Crashed Into Another Parked Car Again, But This Time I Left a Note

Monday, December 18th, 2017

It’s required or something:

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My Honor Student is Better Than Your Honor Student – Prolly At least Three Times Better

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Ah, the ‘burbs…

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Flighty Driver Runs a Red in a Model X with a Factory Plate – This Isn’t a Good Look for Tesla Motors

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

You can generally go right on red to get onto Polk, but you need to stop first – there’s the rub. Or maybe slow down enough to qualify for a California Stop. But When you treat a red as if it were a green or a yellow, well, that’s running a red, six-figure Tesla driver:

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You see a lot of Teslas with manufacturer’s plates about Frisco. IDK why…

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[UPDATE: Oh, I said plates even though I know/knew that the DMV only issues one MFR plate at a time, and not in pairs the way it usually does for most cars. This means that the driver of this ride has an excuse for not having a Front License Plate, unlike so so many other Tesla drivers on the Streets of San Francisco these days. And I should note that this station wagon looks exceedingly ugly, from the standpoint of a normal person in 2017 – it’s on a par with a memorably ugly vehicle like a Pontiac Aztek, something like that. And the ridiculously large Conestoga wheels don’t help neither. Sry, not sry.]