Not sure why this yellow dashed line was necessary on this one block of Hayes, but here it is, in all its useless groovy waviness:
Posts Tagged ‘construction’
New and Improved? The 2016-Era Speedbumps on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park Now Have More Painted LinesMonday, April 17th, 2017
So these lines are new, that’s the news.
I’ve never seen this kind of thing. I guess people were getting surprised by the bumps?
Frisco remains on the cutting edge of paint engineering, it would seem.
I’ll tell you, I go over these things at a steady 25 MPH, but others slow down to about ten and then speed up again to around 30 only to slow down again a short stretch down the road. That’s the update…
And I’m talking mostly about street projects. I’ve never seen things this bad. Or good, depending on how you look at it…
C-town, Western A, SoMA, the Richmond, Bush Pine corridor for starters.
The biggest issue is where do all these out of towners park their full-sized Ford, Chevy, GMC or Dodge Ram pickups. They struggle to park legally is what I’m saying.
Anyway, I’ve never seen it like this, in all my years…
And as they say, “Bedrock, Baby!”
Here’s what this one small block of 11th Street looks like now, after the SFMTA started changing things.
I can’t say I understand what the SFMTA’s doing here.
But I do understand what this means:
Yeah, the same small block.
Anyway, the yellow lines are back closer to where you’d expect them to be, so that’s nice. (I guess this scene from last month was just for construction.)
So now this block has 2.5 sidewalks.
Why not four or five? IDK, maybe next year…
Here’s the new sitch, looking north from Division:
I suppose a lot of parking spaces will be sacrificed at the altar of the 9 San Bruno “Rapid” [LIMITED] Project, a joint from the SFMTA’s MUNI Great Leap Forward, Comrades.
And looking south from Folsom:
Our Brokedown Palace, a Formerly Architecturally Significant Mcdonald’s, Gets Tagged – But Signs of Life NowTuesday, November 8th, 2016
Here’s the scene at Golden Gate and Van Ness, with the vacant McD’s to the left and newly-placed construction trailers to the right. But it turns out that the trailers are just there for the multiyear Van Ness BRT project, which will finish sometime in the 2020’s…
Ever More “Speed Hump” Speed Bumps for Golden Gate Park – What’s the Recommended Speed for These Things?Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
Get up to “speed” here.
Here we go – on JFK looking east towards Transverse / Crossover
And now close to Marx Meadow looking west – this one will be going in soon:
I guess this one will go almost all the way across JFK Drive:
And, now closer to 30th Avenue, looking east – this was the first to be installed, now with a new sign:
I don’t know when I’ll make it back here with a vehicle. IMO, 20 MPH or so is prolly the limit for you. (I had my decidedly non-sporty ride mistakenly set in SPORT mode, but I don’t think it makes much difference on a road regularity as big as this, but I’ll try it again sometime on my ride’s softest suspension setting.)
OTOH, if you have a brand-new BMW M4 GTS, how about 0 MPH as the limit?
And on bikes heading west, IDK. Look out, Jack, is all I can say.
I think the actual speed limit for the bumps is 25 MPH, but that seems too fast for IRL.
Our SFMTA has reported that some drivers go 32-34 MPH on this stretch of JFK and I’m sure these numbers come from someplace real, but I’m also sure whatever stat they’d report has been manipulated for their own purposes, oh well.
On It Goes…