Is this real life?
So, either this is a real license plate, which would be fine, or it’s not. But if it’s not, I don’t approve…
I had the 12-inch of Perfect Kiss – it went a little something like this
Here’s how some people cross six lanes of Masonic at Ewing Terrace:
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Now, is this kind of thing legal? Well sure, if you’re walking – this could be one of those unmarked crosswalk deals.
But it’s not legal to cross here if you’re running. Sorry pedestrian.
(Our FUBARed beyond all reason SFMTA has a plan to put a traffic light in here whenever it can get its grand mal Masonic Street Design off the ground.)
Now a little further up the hill, we lost a ped who was similarly jaywalking earlier this year. I guess we could blame accidents like that the 30 MPH speed limit in front of Trader Joe’s, but that’s not how I’d look at it.
I’d look at it by trying to get inside the peds’ heads to try to think of a way to get them to not kill themselves.
“Masonic Avenue Street Design Study
Engineering hearing on proposed changes, May 13, 2011
Masonic Street Redesign Study final report (PDF)
The survey results from the third community meeting, held on September 30, 2010, at San Francisco Day School (PDF), are available.
About the Project
The primary goal of the Masonic Avenue Street Design Study is to identify how Masonic Avenue between Geary Boulevard and Fell Street can safely and efficiently accommodate the needs of all roadway users, including but not limited to pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and Muni. The project is funded by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority through the Prop K half-cent local transportation sales tax program.
1. Engage representatives of all constituencies within the community who would be impacted by changes to Masonic Avenue including, but not limited to, residents on Masonic Avenue, residents on side-streets, merchants, school representatives, bicyclists, Muni customers and pedestrians.
2. Improve transit operation.
3. Improve pedestrian and non-motorized access to transit.
4. Increase the safety of pedestrian crossings.
5. Increase motorist compliance with traffic rules and regulations.
6. Reduce the number of vehicular collisions, especially those involving pedestrians and bicyclists.
7. Support neighborhood vitality by creating a more inviting and accommodating public realm.
Community meeting presentations
The following presentations from the various community meetings are available from the San Francisco Planning Department website:
First community meeting presentation, June 15, 2010, Day School, PDF, 7MB
Second community meeting presentation, Aug. 10, 2010, Day School, PDF, 7MB
Third community meeting presentation, Sept. 30, 2010, Day School, PDF, 6MB
Can you reconstruct the scene here?
The first vehicle (you know, the one with the driver who, post-accident, took off with a quickness) struck the Toyota, which struck the Honda, which struck the Ford, which struck the other Toyota.
Click to expand – taken back when my Canon 1D Mark II was brand-new and a fast 2GB CF card went for … four hundred dollars.
No injuries and maximum humor, you can’t beat that.
Here’s what you’re going to do this weekend. You’re going to register for the America’s Got Talent tryouts in San Francisco’s Civic Center and then you’re going to win a place on the show and then Howard Stern will eventually end up giving you a check for… one million dollars!
Because you’re talented, baby.
Oh, you don’t actually think that you gots talent? Well then you can just go and watch the taping of the show on February 24th or 25th FOR FREE.
Bon courage, talented Bay Areans!
“NBC’s America’s Got Talent, summer’s hottest show, is coming to the Bay Area — and you can be in the live studio audience!
Free tickets are now available to see host Nick Cannon and celebrity judges Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel as they tape shows at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on February 24th and 25th.
Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Simply follow this link to sign up for one of four tapings. All tickets are free! The minimum age to attend is 14.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be part of a primetime, television event!
America’s Got Talent is a true celebration of the American spirit. It features a unique selection singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists, all hoping to win America’s hearts — and a $1million prize!
These tickets are to be a part of the live studio audience for America’s Got Talent, not to perform on the show. All performers have been pre-selected.
For information on how to audition for future shows, please follow this link.”
Before your audition, you should read this valuable advice: