I’ll tell you, there are lots of reasons why it’s easier for the SFPD to hang out in the Mid-Market during the morning hours to hand out tickets to errant drivers (mostly tourists who don’t know to look for motorcycles in the rear-view when proceeding inbound at 10th and 6th) and cyclists.
But those SFPD cops on Harley-Davidson and BMW motorcycles, the “bucketheads,” well, pretty much all they do is hand out tickets. It’s their primary function (you know, when their not escorting Obama or Romney around.)
So, perhaps, this stop isn’t part of a specific enforcement action. Perhaps it’s just regular old enforcement on Market Street.
But it’s rare to see.
The evening drive, heading outbound on Market at Fifth / Cyril Magnin. The detained cyclist looked turbo pissed at his (what I assume to be) $25-goes-to-$388-with-the-court-fees-and-whatnot citation:
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I’ll tell you, the places where the SFPD likes to hand out tickets to cyclists are on the south side of Market during the morning drive and on the Wiggle route in the Lower Haight.
Seeing them giving tickets on outbound Market is a novel thing for me, just saying.