Posts Tagged ‘drive’

Frisco’s First Official “Lyft PICKUP AND DROP-OFF ZONE” – It’s Just Temporary, But Is This Our Future?

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Here you go, at the foot of MLK, Jr. Drive:

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Just a temporary deal, for fans of “Your San Francisco Deltas” professional* soccer team:

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(A mini convertible Cadillac Escalade and a convertible Jeep are at the ready.)

So, is this kind of temporary pop-up zone going to be a part of Frisco’s Future? Maybe. (Our SFMTA is working on this kind of thing, to reduce double-parking, for starters. We’ll see.)

So, are UBER drivers welcome here as well? IDK

And then, are UBER / Lyft drivers welcome here? Again, IDK.

IMO, this kind of branding should have nothing to do with RPD, and SFGov should be above this kind of “public private partnership.” So, Wreck and Park should ditch the trademarked pink and the “lyft” graphics the next chance it gets, which will be in a couple weeks, for the last match of the regular season of the San Francisco Deltas.

See you there. (But I’ve never Lyfted, and I’ve never UBER’ed neither, and I’m not about to start. Pity me!)

*It was a big deal for Rec and Park to set up Kezar for this inaugural 2017 season, which could very well be this team’s last season, we’ll have to wait and see.

Thief Steals Parts Off of Golden Gate Park Ghost Bike

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

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Double Illegal Parking, in Golden Gate Park

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

The first problem is that the car is pointing the wrong way. The second problem is that you can’t park here on JFK:

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It’s going to take a looooong time before people figure this out, maybe a few decades…

What JFK Drive Looks Like with Three Lanes of Traffic Heading West, As If We Had a Hurricane

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

This was a rare occasion yesterday. Anyway, you had three lanes of traffic, one the regular lane, another the parking lane, and the last the bike lane:

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No subways, no freeways out this way of course. So even a small disruption turns things to gridlock. So, far from being “resilient” (a quite-favored term in the 20-teens), we are fragile.

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Oh well…

Electric-Powered, Dirt-Ready: Mountain Skateboards, Golden Gate Park

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

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SFMTrA vs, SFMTA on JFK in Golden Gate Park – Obviously the SFMTRA in This Case

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Here it is, this installation what went in a few days back, in time for Labor Day Weekend 2917

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Stencils, shrubbery, cones and safe-hit posts:

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I’m guessing RPD won’t put up with this but IDK. As of yesterday AM, it was still there.

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Anyway, sometimes I can’t tell, but this was the handiwork of the unofficial SFMTrA and not our SFMTA…

What’s the Speed Limit on JFK Drive When It’s Shut Down, as on “Healthy Sundays?” – Does Rec and Park Know?

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Actually, Rec and Park just might exactly know how fast this pickup was going yesterday – they might have the ability to track MPH, among other things.

Anyway, this is the fastest vehicle I’ve ever seen on JFK during a road closure. You can see a few WTF looks here as the driver was slowing down:

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Just saying

Victim-Blaming, SFGov-Style

Friday, July 21st, 2017

A daytime theft, a few days back, under the pouring sun:

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(This is a little more disturbing than most, as this fam had pretty obviously just parked it there and the discarded hoodie hanging down there indicates a hasty getaway, or else somebody like Charles Manson (ex 636 Cole) came by to stage the crime scene, as was his thing.)

Anyway, this wave of car break-ins used to be a problem for the City and County of San Francisco, but they put up this sign, right across the street, last year (as you can see by the 3/16 at the bottom there):

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And that took care of that.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

Parks & Wrecked: Arson Fire Burns Large Playground Structure at Koret in GGP – Photos

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

[UPDATE: Oh, per Andy Bosselman of Hoodline, the arson occurred early this morning.]

Here’s the news, via Peter Chu:

Who burns a playground?

And:

Vandals strike playground in SF’s Golden Gate Park By Evan Sernoffsky

So now the largest play structure at five-star Yelp-rated Koret Children’s Quarter(s) in Golden Gate Park is shut down. And the part that is burned, with the slides and roofs, is connected to the climbing pole / pyramid you can see here on the right, and they’re connected to a few other things as well. All roped off:

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So that’s it for the bigger kids play area at Koret now, and for a long time it looks like.

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Look at the black burned out area underneath. Guzzoline? IDK. There used to be an enclosed slide on the left here – it’s all gone now.

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I’m thinking this is a teardown. I’m thinking this will take months to fix.

Anyway, here are a few shots, showing the melted meltiness, some porno for pyros:

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If You Subtract the Car-Based Fun Cancelled by “Sunday Streets” from the “Car-Free” Fun Created,” What Do You Have Left?

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Here’s Sunday Streets 2017 on JFK in the western reaches of Golden Gate Park:

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What’s missing is a bunch of parked cars on both sides of the street.

The result is this, relatively “people-free” meadows on a weekend day what would normally contain thousands, plus the concomitant bouncy houses and whatnot:

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Of course you can “frame” things as you wish, but in the Frisco of  2017, cars = people.

Sry.

It’s possible/probable that fewer souls come to GGP on Sunday Streets days. It’s also very possible that that’s the way you like it, as you favor one kind of person over another kind of person.

And of course, we’re just talking about one or two days a year, I realize, so no biggee, just like you realize you’re driving ppl away from our biggest park due to some greater goal you’ll trying to attain.

But when you figure that’s there’s no loss, no cons on the list of pros and cons, at all, to a Sunday Streets, well you’re wrong.

Realize that I’m not a bank vice-president from San Mateo County with a marketing degree tasked with increasing cycling in Frisco, I’m just somebody with far more miles, hours, years, decades on a bike in Frisco County than you, yes even you, Gentle Reader, so my sperpective might be a little different than yours.

Sry