Is this what “Smart Mobility” is, FoMoCo?
It’s like the Mammoth Car from Speed Racer, non?
Anyway, that one above, #7201, was just the prototype. But this one here, #7215 is the real deal, spotted last week undergoing sea trials on Mission in SoMA. Soon it will be your new 30-X Marina “(Orient) Express,” the better to do battle with Chariot’s Chestnut Bullet:
Get all the deets from Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez
(And let me say, speaking a Bro myself, I apologize to Joe on behalf of Bros everywhere for all the time he had to spend yesterday on the SFBARF crew. Imagine if renters banded together to get property owners to speak out for rent control or something – that would be pretty bizarre as well.)
But hey, look at this monster – it doesn’t even come close to fitting into the frame:
Articulated, as most monsters are:
Bye bye Monster Bus – see you in my nightmares:
Actually, I approve of these gentle giants, these whale sharks of the transit world. Now it’s a shame that literally nothing can be done about rejiggering lanes to get 30’s through Stockton Street, but there was/is a corrupt bargain having to do with the less-than-useless Central Subway what prevents that. Oh well.
Hey, are San Francisco taxicabs somewhat restricted* in Golden Gate Park? Yes, yes they are. But here comes a Chariot:
Does Chariot take people to work in the Financh on Veterans Day? IDK. Does Chariot run charters on big holidays? Perhaps. Or maybe the driver is repositioning or traveling for maintenance. Or maybe there’s some other reason it makes sense for this driver to “cut-through” the park.
Anyway, I was surprised to see a Chariot in GGP on a national holiday…
*I think cabbies** aren’t supposed to cruise the park for pick-ups, I think that’s the rule.
**Cabbies cabbies cabbies – own it, cabbies. This term isn’t offensive at all, to most.
“Scott Owades, Lone[-ly] Mountain
As a transportation fanatic, I’m excited to be able to bring new commuting options into the neighborhood. My company, Chariot, is launching The Great Haight tomorrow, running down Haight & Oak St.
The route runs from 6:30 – 9:30 AM and 4:30 – 7:30 PM, and the pickups are:
Haight & Stanyan
Haight & Clayton
Haight & Masonic
Lyon & Oak
Oak & Pierce
Oak & Webster
While Muni serves Market St. well, it’s a pain to commute on Muni to SoMa & Caltrain. If you’re going in that direction, you should give this a [try].”
So of course, with something so valued, you gotta lock that down.
As seen in the Western Addition – this thing runs $1000-something, believe it or not:
OTOH, my bike trailer costed $100-something, but I don’t think it has bearings or whatnot. (Like Robinson Caruso, it’s as primitive as can be, kind of like a Roman chariot, actually.)
But it gets the job done and it keeps me out of Cougar Country, so fine…
I assume that this officer is parked here, betwixt the Conservatory of Flowers and 8th Avenue, for the benefit of speeders.
(BMW drivers, especially, have a hard time keeping to the limit here, it seems…)
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Sometimes the cops put an automated radar trailer what tells you your speed, but people tend to ignore it.
As this Audi (Chariot of the Yuppie) driver shows. (Note that he was slowing down to 36 MPH in this shot.)
First come the radar trailers, then comes John Law, handing out the tickets on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park. Your 11-99 Foundation license plate holder und ID card don’t work on City streets, don’t you know?
The driver of this Audi A4, chariot of the harried yuppie, throws out the anchor to slow down to 36 MPH in a 25 zone. Click to expand