More legible photos here
Sadly, the Che sticker has gone missing.
Yours, in struggle.
Here you go – FuelPanda
Oh I see – the gal popped the fuel filler door on the day she knows the panda would drop by. I suppose that (sort of) takes care of the key issue, and I’m sure there might be other ways to handle it.
Well, this is new.
Or IOW, we have buses what use diesel.
The Gray Lady ‘splains tings a dozen years ago:
I don’t know how boastful our GGTD should be, frankly.
It means Hybrid Diesel (or Diesel Hybrid, if you’d prefer) and…
…it means Zero Local* Emissions.
You see, I’m saying the glass is half full, and the people at the SFMTA are saying the glass is 78.8% full, after fudging some numbers up from the actual 50%. It just depends on how you look at it, and how motivated you are to want to mislead people…
*If you want to say that our Hetch Hetchy system, the one that we shouldn’t even be owning/operating, has zero emissions everywhere, well, I’ll disagree.
I guess he sort-of-stopped in the middle of this crosswalk on Market outbound near Jones…
…like you can see more than one red here, when the light is against you…
…but a second later he was off again, to wait for the reds at 7th:
The signals at the goofy intersection of Market, McAllister, and Jones seem to be messed up lately, IDK why. There was a big redesign to make most of McAllister a two-way street in this area and that worked out OK I s’pose but this hasn’t been a good place to be in 2016.
(Note that the anti-pedestrian chains on the north side of the foot of McAllister have been removed, perhaps to fight crime. This place is pretty dysfunctional, of course.)
Anyway, here’s the kicker – the quite insincere I PLEDGE SAFE STREETS bumper sticker on the back:
On It Goes…
The basic point of having a DIESEL ONLY sticker next to the fuel filler is to tell people to not to try to put gasoline into a diesel bus. So tacking on the word “green” in front seems to be more of a marketing effort:
What if one put some of the other seemingly infinite types of diesel into this rider – what would happen?
Nothing, I’ll bet.
Reminds me of the phrase “clean coal.”
On It Goes…
As seen by photographer James Corrigan:
Read the news and turn the pages:
“Study: Volkswagen’s emissions cheat to cause 60 premature deaths in U.S. – Timely vehicle recall by German automaker would avoid some 130 early deaths, researchers say.”
The News of the Day:
“Audi said 2.1 million cars worldwide were fitted with the software that allowed parent Volkswagen to cheat U.S. emission tests. Some 1.42 million Audi vehicles with so-called EU5 engines are affected in Western Europe, with 577,000 in Germany and almost 13,000 in the United States, a spokesman for Ingolstadt-based Audi said on Monday. Affected model lines include the A1, A3, A4, A5, A6, TT, Q3 and Q5…”
Oh, and here’s the story of how things came to light.
Now this ride espied in Frisco the other day is too large to be powered by a two litre engine, but even so…
Even so, Dude…
First up, some signage to learn the locals that our Dear Leader is fully on board with the production of this heist movie, so step off, hippies:
And is this a rolling coal diesel exhaust coming out of this van parked on Stanyan, the better to power a phalanx of electronic gear?
Sure looks that way.
I’ve never seen a smokestack on the top of a van before…