Posts Tagged ‘cart’

The Great Schlep: Students at the University of San Francisco Have To Bend Over Backwards to Move In and Move Out

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

This is just one part of The Trek – can you see them all, laboring their borrowed carts up Lone Mountain going to where – a moving van somewhere near Geary in the Inner Richmond?

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Poor students!

Come to think of it, USF goes out of its way to avoid pissing off its neighbors on Moving Days

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I guess that’s the price you gotta pay when you’re an Urban University…

The “Innovation Capital of the World” Uses Old-School Tech: Leaning Over with a Piece of Chalk at the End of a Stick

Friday, May 15th, 2015

There are pros and cons, of course, to using a stick to chalk-mark car tyres and then coming back two or three hours later to see if the car has moved away, in accordance with the 415’s infamous Residential Parking Permit Program.

Here’s what it looks like:

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An actual world capital of innovation would employ GPS and license plate scanners, these days, right?

Anyway, on the pro side, this method works, sort of. What some people do to stick it to the man is to rub off the chalk marks to buy a few more hours of free parking, until the next round of SFMTA marking and checking, but that’s agin the rules – you could get in trouble for that, one supposes.

On the con side, our PCO’s are routinely Bending Over with Piece of Chalk at the End of a Stick. The reason why it costs our SFMTA an excessive amount of money to run the RPP program is because there’s no market discipline at work here, there’s no incentive for the SFMTA to save money because of how CA state law works, oh well.

Anyway, just because your Interim Mayor says that your town is the “Innovation Capital of the World” doesn’t necessarily mean that your town is actually the “Innovation Capital of the World”

White Over Raspberry – The Smartest-Looking GO-4 Intercepter Three-Wheeler in Town – But Is This Legal?

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

San Francisco, in particular, has an active meter-maid-motoring community.”

Can you legally perpendicular park your Frisco Family Car in a parallel parking area?

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I know not.

This kind of thing is agin the rules if you used a four-wheeled SmartCar, but SF could have special rules for three wheelers…

Mother of All Double Parkers: The Super Pretzel Truck – Blocking Outbound Market Daily

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

If I were the Super Pretzel pushcart people on Market at the cable car turnaround, I’d push these carts somewhere else before the lengthy loading and unloading process:

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Just saying…

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But these people don’t care – on they go with lifting and the lowering, on they go as westbound traffic backs up behind them…

Sidewalk Wagon Train Made From Found Materials: Two Shopping Carts+Wheelchair+Aluminum Crutches+Tennis Racket = ???

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

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The Melty, Melty Shopping Carts of Our World-Famous Marina Safeway, Precariously Balanced

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

But is it art?

Mayor Ed Lee Should Be Forced to Drive Around Solely in This Orange Vehicle Until the Giants Start Winning Again

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Hey, didn’t appointed Mayor Ed Lee inherit a World Champion baseball team?

Yes.

And didn’t he feel bummed out when nobody cared about him in DC when the San Francisco Giants met Obama a couple years back?

Yes.

And wasn’t that the reason he gave for purportedly changing his mind about running for Mayor and thereby, you know,  betray David Chiu and the unaware members of the BOS ‘n stuff?

Yes.

So why shouldn’t Ed Lee suffer when “his” team loses?

Just asking.

Actually, this ride is operated by a True Fan looking for parking on Masonic:

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And for the benefit of Vanity Googler Christine Falvey, I’d like to say this:

Christine Falvey!

(Oh and check out Time Magazine online about stop and frisk this week. You might learn a thing or two, CV. Or not. Hey how’s that America’s Cup going for you?)

Finally, an SFMTA Meter Maid Cart WIth Flava! – The Candy-Apple Flaked Streamlined Baby – Oh It’s for Sale, Just $5000

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Our horrible SFMTA, a national laughingstock ala our similarly-horrible PG&E, let this Interceptor fall into private hands and just look what happened to it:

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Actually, it’s for sale.

Just $5000!

Srsly.

Last seen on Fulton in what the pilot of this ride would almost certainly call the NoPA area.

Look for it there if you want to add this golf cart to your life.

Did the SFPD’s Park Station Spend Half a Day Just Taking Shopping Carts Away from Homeless People? Yes – Shift Log

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Well here it is, straight from the horse’s mouth:

“Our zero tolerance for quality of life violations is continuing. We are recovering many misappropriated shopping carts.”

So that’s why the SFPD’s Park Station spent half a day taking shopping carts away from homeless people

Check it, the log from January 29th, 2013:

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Per commenter bd3517:

“According to the 1/24/13 Park Station Newsletter, in that week they recovered 11 shopping carts, describing it as misappropriation of property. An example entry from the report:‘Officer Diskin recovered a misappropriated shopping cart and admonished the culprit who had misappropriated it.'”

This is what it looks like.

Stage left – officer Diskin nabs yet another shopping cart in the Western Addition / Upper Haight areas, his fourth shopping cart collar of the morning of January 29th:

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And stage right:

Park Station didn’t confiscate shopping carts like this before.

I wonder what led to this policy…

Here’s the Answer: Yes the SFPD _Does_ Have a New Policy of Taking Shopping Carts Away from Homeless People

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Per commenter bd3517:

“According to the 1/24/13 Park Station Newsletter in that week they recovered 11 shopping carts, describing it as misappropriation of property. An example entry from the report:‘Officer Diskin recovered a misappropriated shopping cart and admonished the culprit who had misappropriated it.'”

This is what it looks like.

Stage left:

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And stage right:

Park Station didn’t confiscate shopping carts like this before.

I wonder what led to this policy.