Actually, Dude was driving perfectly fine, not at all like an aggressive Grizzly…
Posts Tagged ‘door’
Sometimes I shut peoples’ gas cap doors for them, but only if the gas cap is there.
That’s how I roll…
Play us out, 1980’s techno:
I drive a Maserati/
The SFMTA’s Restriping of JFK Drive Has Been a Massive Failure for a 100 Small Reasons – Let’s Take a Short TripFriday, January 9th, 2015
These cyclists stopped for peds at the prior stop sign, and I thought, “These are pretty polite cyclists,” because, you know, most of the time cyclists don’t stop for peds and/or stop signs.
So then here’s the next stop sign, where the peds stutter-stopped for fear of being hit by the very same cyclists:
Moving on, further into the park, with the very same cyclists, to see this woman, who was totally blocking the bike lane with her body and two open passenger doors. She was oblivious. Then she notices what she’s doing so she goes back to shut the rear door…
…and then the front door as the cyclists wait:
This place is a mess. Many long-time cyclists now avoid using JFK. Is this what the all-seeing all-knowing SFMTA wanted? IDK. Oh what’s that, cycling in San Francisco is going to increase six-fold by 2020 (I’m seriously, this was the goal, this was what was “expected” by local pols not too long ago), so we need to accommodate all the new traffic? But what if that huge increase doesn’t materialize and then you lose a significant chunk of the pre-existing riders?
(Any survey from the SFMTA showing broad-based support for these changes isn’t a real survey.)
Moving on, to this. Where else in the world do they put a kink into double yellow lines.
Why do this? Is this “good design?”
Why not have a single dashed line? (I know that the SFMTA has its reasons, but in other locations these double yellows would be seen as a cue that encourages speeding.)
In short, the restriping of JFK is a mess, a continuing mess, one that was spawned by the SFMTA for ideological reasons.
“I cannot imagine that any survey demonstrates that most people like the new lanes. I’ve read dozens and dozens of comments and the vast majority feel the same way as I do, which is that these lanes are dangerous for everyone. And what about emergency vehicles? How do they pass when motorists cannot pull to the right? This past Saturday, 4/20, a fire truck got stuck in traffic at the eastern end of JFK. Traffic backed up in both directions. It was utter chaos. And Jesus, does it make the road look ugly or what?”
“My primary observation on the new bike lanes is that separating them somewhat from the vehicle traffic lanes seems to have been a signal that cyclists should ride a bit faster and ignore the stop signs and pedestrian crossing rules. I find them much more dangerous as a pedestrian. I have taken to holding an arm out when crossing any road in SF to signal my intent, but I am nearly struck daily by cyclists.”
Here She Is: Le Grand Doyenne de San Francisco – Cruising the Financh with Driving Gloves in a Jeep Grand WagoneerWednesday, July 30th, 2014
Saw this woman a couple years ago on Battery in the Financial – very striking, like something out of a movie.
Anyway, I just saw this ride parked on the street in a location that would make you say, “Well of course that’s where this lady lives.”
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Look for the woody with JMG monogrammed on the door…
How Crazy are the Newly-Striped Lanes on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park? Contra-Flow Dog-Walking LaneMonday, June 30th, 2014
Well, I’ll tell you, the SFMTA-sponsored restriping of the eastern section of JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park is pretty crazy.
So different and strange new things occur there all the time – it’s amazing.
Do you think this dog skatewalker goes against traffic with eight critters anywhere else in the world?
Here’s public radio:
And here’s the San Francisco Bay Guardian:
Can’t the SFMTA simply fix matters by admitting defeat and putting the old stripes back in?
I don’t know if it can, you know, ideologically.
Garage Art on Oak Near Divisadero: The Gluten-Free Hipster Love Story is Gone, Marred by Graffiti – Here’s the ReplacementWednesday, April 2nd, 2014
First it was all like this, a Hipster Love Story on Oak near Divis:
Divisadero Corridor, “keepin’ Divis real.”
That was last year. More recently, somebody put”FUCK YOU” atop that piece using gold spray paint.
(That’s the sort of thing that will get the landowner a fix-it note from SFGov.)
Anywho, it’s all gone now, baby.
Here’s the replacement:
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On It Goes….