Posts Tagged ‘cars’

Question of the Day: How Likely Is It That This Truck Parked on Geary in a Red Zone Will Get a Parking Ticket?

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

It might be a dead-bang sure thing that the owner of the pickup parked on the left would get recorded by the camera in the #38 bus on the right, but IDK:

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I’d never park there with a MUNI bus in range, that’s for sure…

Clean Air Vehicle, Unclean Air Vehicle – The Last Brand-New Looking Hummer I’ll Ever See in My Life

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

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Ocean Beach Tableau: Dutch Windmill, Beach Chalet, Smiley Face, HEAVY METAL, Weird Al and Delorean Motor Cars EVERYWHERE

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

(Optional soundtrack whilst reading: Don Felder – Taking a Ride)

Let’s pay off on the headline right here:

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And look at all them Deloreans – these silv’ry rides were as good as gold back in the day:

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That’s Wolfgang, Klaus, and Andre on their Delorean World Tour:

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And that’s your Ocean Beach Tableau…

Tech Bros/Rich Nerds in Fiat/Chrysler/Maserati Quattroportes are All Over Balboa Street Nowadays – Anime on the Sides? Natch!

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

What does this say to you – does it say rich man-child?

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Just asking.

(Also, why are young well-to-do bachelors moving to the somnolent Outer Richmond? IDK, but they’re here now, that’s for sure.)

Maserati used to be rare. Not no more.

How Sad Is It When You Queue Up for the Trader Joe’s Parking Lot Without Even Being Able to See It?

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Did SFGov plan for this kind of thing to happen?

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This set-up on Masonic sometimes affects traffic on Bush. I’ve never seen it back up to Euclid for very long though – seems that’s the natural endpoint, where people just give up on the idea of parking at TJ’s that day..

What’s This, San Francisco has “Reduced Vehicle Ownership” Compared with 2005? How the SFMTA is WRONG WRONG WRONG on This

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Here you go, from CBS SF:

“The number of vehicles towed decreased during the current five year contract with AutoReturn from 71,000 in 2005 to 42,000 in 2015. SFMTA officials said this was due to factors including increased compliance from drivers, reduced vehicle ownership…

OK, let’s add them up. The latest numbers from CA DMV show an ESTIMATED VEHICLES REGISTERED BY COUNTY for Frisco being:

481,790 (leaving out the “trailers,” as one does)

That’s calendar 2014.

Of course that’s higher than 2013:

477,314

And of course that’s higher than 2005:

452,813

(And this doesn’t keep track of all the very towable tourist rides about town and all the unregistered vehicles all over the 415 with license plates from Oregon and Nevada and whathaveyou – I’ll tell you, the number of those vehicles are UP in SF as well.)

Don’t the “urbanist” urbonauts running our SFMTA know this off the top of their heads?

Nope.

Of course they do know how to spend our money – the TCOE* for whomever uttered our SFMTA’s bogus allegation about “reduced vehicle ownership” in SF has gotta be anywhere from $150k (or so) ON UP, perhaps $200k+

[Upon completion, the READER should understand that REDUCED VEHICLE OWNERSHIP over the past decade is a MYTH perpetrated by the SFMTA for WHATEVER REASON]

Thank you, drive through.

*Total Cost Of Employment

The Dog What DIDN’T Bark: Mansion-Dwelling Millionaires in the Western Addition Seem to Have No Problem with THE URBAN SCHOOL Construction

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

What’s this? It’s just a simple massive 50-feet steel beam double-parked for a long time in front of historic million-dollar-plus mansions.

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Why? Well, it’s a part of the lengthy, noisy extension at THE URBAN SCHOOL, a private high school what costs three times (3x) as much as tuition at our University of California campuses.

And yet, nary a peep I’ve heard from the nabes.

Just saying…

For Many in San Francisco, Doing Thier Jobs Would Be Practically Impossible Without Illegal Parking

Monday, January 25th, 2016

You know, for illegal parking, this isn’t bad:

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Sorry if that’s too nuanced for you, or Scott Wiener or Ed Lee or whomever…

The Only Time I’ve Ever Seen Poorly-Designed Octavia Boulevard NOT Completely Congested with Traffic During Rush Hour – MLK Day, 2016

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

4:30 PM people – on a Monday:

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I hardly recognize the place…

Here’s the OTHER Part of the “Berkeley’s Big People” Art Installation: Bros Flying Kites, Mostly

Friday, January 15th, 2016

You’ve seen the northern end, now here’s the southern end:

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OK fine…