Posts Tagged ‘dpw’

BEFORE AND AFTER: Bike Wheel-Swallowing Potholes on Market Filled in Tout de Suite by SFGov

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

So you don’t feel like waiting behind today’s wider MUNI buses turning right off of Market, say around 4th Street, so you hop into the “fast” lane but stay betwixt the right lane of the streetcar tracks and the peds waiting on the traffic island for the next bus and, oh, streetcar! Whoopsy doodle:

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That’s the most treacherous pothole I’ve seen on Market, in all my years, and that goes back to the 80’s. So all you can do is stop and walk over it, basically, taking care not to get to close to the peds standing on and over the Famous Yellow Line.

Next day, all the potholes on inbound Market next to the MUNI tracks were filled in, just saying:

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Suspect these large holes are formed by some kind of MUNI operation, but I don’t know which one.

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Anyway, the system works, eventually. I mean, the holes get bigger and bigger until ppl can’t stand it anymore, and I guess I caught this process right before (a temporary) resolution…

Who Throws Out Dead Christmas Trees in Late February? People Who Live in Frisco, That’s Who

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Here’s a good one, been there for a while, prolly will be there for a while longer since SFGov’s Holiday Tree Recycling Program is long since over:

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And here’s another good one, it’s been on the mean Streets of San Francisco for a couple weeks now, after getting moved here and there:

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But now it’s been properly disposed of by passersby, thank goodness:

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We’ll have to wait and see how DPW gets this one down…

The Steam Grate in Front of OLD NAVY at 4th and Market: Somebody Sleeps Here Every Night, or So It Seems

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Random shots from 2016:

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The Shrouded Trees of Masonic – A Death Row for Flora – Imprisoned in Orange

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

I think these trees will be the first to go as a part of the Masonic Something Something Project:

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Not sure what the orange is for. Pretty sure these trees are on the chipper list, cause hundreds of them are.

Eventually, Frisco will plant more…

The “Innovation Capital of the World” Doesn’t Have a Backup Plan When Traffic SIgnals Go Out at McAllister and Fillmore

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Talking about Frisco here, of course, but I suppose we don’t hear that phrase all the time the way we used to. But “World Class City,” that’s going as strong as ever, when somebody wants to spend Someone Else’s Money on something new…

Anywho, obviously traffic signals are going to have issues from time to time, but what ends up happening at McAllister and Fillmore is that the traffic signals sometimes go totally dead, as here:

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The solution of course is to flash all the lights red, which this intersection is capable of, but not during yesterday’s evening drive, oh well.

We could and should do better here…

The Start of the Return of the Under-the-101-Freeway Tent City?

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Perhaps:

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Anti-Blight Fix-It Project from 1992 Becomes Blight Itself – Mostly Empty PedMount News Racks are the New “Blight”

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

See if you can follow this one, from the Helen Lovejoys of Frisco, Incorporated:

In 1992, San francisco Beautiful established a taskforce that included publishers, community groups, DPW, and the City Attorneys to forge a plan that would eliminate the clutter and hazards of unmitigated newsracks while preserving the publications right to sell papers. The City instituted a pilot program which resulted in the development of a pedestal mounted newsrack. The response was positive and the Public Works Code was amended to create pedestal mounted newsrack zones. Due to the decline in printed news circulation, these racks have become a contributing factor to cluttering and blighting our sidewalks”

Well, let’s see, some things are just wrong here, with this self-serving account, and other salient matters, like the huge costs this program has stuck all of us with, have been conveniently omitted. Anywho, what comes through is that the ugly busybodies about town collectively known as San Francisco Beautiful got just what they wanted but now they’re not happy.

What would you call this – a tax on the media, a fee on the media? These workers drive over from the East Bay to lovingly maintain mostly empty PedMount news racks and then send the bill whatever media entity what’s still operating in Frisco. It Takes A Village to maintain a news rack – look at all this paraphernalia:

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And then they beep the bar code to prove they really came. What is this for?

What a horrible idea this was.

How much has it cost us, over the years?

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The Messy Tourists of Fisherman’s Wharf – Oh, Wait a Second…

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

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“Market Street Clean Patrol”

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

I don’t think this is the solution, but here’s your band-aid for Market Street:

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Rolling daily…

How to Get Free Electricity from SFGov – One Simple Trick – As Seen on Market in the Financh

Monday, July 11th, 2016

This scene is about ten yards south of the slot, but I consider it part of The Financial District:

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Perhaps Dude is from New Yawk.

Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to that feelin’
Streetlight people
Don’t stop believin’
Hold on
Streetlight people
Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to that feelin’
Streetlight people