Posts Tagged ‘duboce’

Seen on the Street: Woman and Man, a Tiff on Duboce – Giant Mural by Amanda Lynn

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

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Bicycle Chop Shop or Just Another Homeless Encampment: You Make The Call

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

At first I thought chop shop, but now I don’t think so. Usually when I think see one I actually do, but not this time, oh well.

Betwixt DISCOUNT BUILDER’S SUPPLY and the Duboce offramp: 

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If you want a clear example of both a chop-shop and a non-chop shop, click here.

On It Goes…

Area Man Goes His Own Way in a 1960s-Era Mercedes Benz

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

This is a 1969 (or so) 280S (or thereabouts) with a straight six engine and (possibly) a four-on-the-tree manual transmission:

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It pollutes* more than all the other cars you see put together…

No matter, he’s going the distance.

*Leaving the carbon dioxide issue aside.

Know Your San Francisco AIDS Foundation Needle Exchange Program – Nine Operations Each Week

Monday, October 17th, 2011

It’s been a while, and things have changed a bit, so here we go again.

As seen behind the Church Street Safeway:

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All sites offer the following services:

  • Sterile syringe exchange
  • Safer injection and sex supplies
  • Printed resources and information on drug treatment, medical care, and health & social services

Additional services available at individual needle exchange sites are listed below along with site times and locations.

Site listings by day of the week

  • Monday, 7pm – 9pm: Ivy Street (between Polk & Van Ness/Grove and Hayes, next to Tom Waddell Clinic) (Yahoo! map)
    • Anonymous, free, oral HIV testing – Tenderloin Health 
    • Urgent medical care
  • Tuesday, 10am – 12 noon: 117 Sixth Street (near Mission) (Yahoo! map)
    • Urgent medical care and referrals
  • Tuesday, 6pm – 8pm: Duboce (between Church and Market) (Yahoo! map)
  • Thursday, 12:30pm-1:30pm: Martin De Porres @ 225 Potrero Ave between 15th & 16th  (Google map)
  • Thursday, 7pm – 9pm: Hemlock Alley (between Post and Sutter/Polk and Van Ness) (Yahoo! map)
  • Friday, 12 noon – 2pm: 117 Sixth Street (near Mission) (Yahoo! map)
    • HIV, Hep C testing, 12-2pm
  • Friday, 6pm – 8pm: 234 Eddy Street (near the Windsor Hotel) (Yahoo! map)
  • Friday, 7pm – 9pm: Mobile Outreach based at 16th Street @ Mission (Yahoo! map)
  • Saturday3pm – 11pm: 117 Sixth Street (near Mission) (Yahoo! map)
Get the FAQ after the jump.
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Look What the Bicycle Coalition Has in Store: Bringing Back Hated Traffic Circles, Shutting Down Buchanan

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Ah yes, it’s the ThinkBike workshop of September 2011, whatever that was.

Now, remember the traffic circle imperative that was foisted upon us eight years ago? Oh man, did that ever suck. But, there were studies that showed how magical and great traffic circles would be, so the experiment began.

Most considered it a massive failure, but somehow the welcomed death of the Waller and Page Street traffic circles was “sad,” or something, for some people:

“Coalition project manager Josh Hart, however, acknowledges the circles may need some fine-tuning to better protect pedestrians and bicyclists. ‘People should give them a chance,’ he said. ‘It would be really sad to see this experiment fail.’”

No fine tuning was needed as fine tuning wasn’t the problem. The problem was the traffic circles themselves.

Well looky here. They’re ba-ack. Or at least some people somewhere want them to come back in some kind of recent fever dream / workshop.

See?

(That’s Page on the right – imagine a big arrow with an N next to it pointing to the left.)

This plan would ostensibly convert this part of Scott into a “slow shared street” but of course it’s a slow street and a shared street right now already, so I don’t know about that.

I’ll tell you, the San Francisco Fire Department would take a dim view of this plan, but oh well.

IRL back in the day, you’d never know what car drivers would do at traffic circled intersections - sometimes they’d stop anyway at each circle, sometimes they’d treat the circle like a Formula 1 road race chicane and cross over the crosswalks without slowing down. The promised gardens in the middle of the intersections were supposed to make the neighbors happy but that didn’t work.

The graphic also mentions deterring “cut-through traffic” on Scott Street, but isn’t that the whole point of Scott Street? You know, so people can cut-through from one part of town to another?

Oh well.

Now here’s Market, Duboce, Buchanan which is no picnic for cyclists these days, particularly people using the Wiggle route inbound going behind the Church Street Safeway:

You make the call on this one. I’ll just note that the current situation is a mess.

I don’t think I’d favor slowing down Market Street traffic any more than it’s being slowed down now by, among other things, nearby Octavia Boulevard, which for some reason takes the lion’s share of the minute and a half traffic signal cycle.

Finally! A “DO NOT ENTER TUNNEL” Sign That Even a Toyota Prius Driver Can’t Miss – At Duboce and Church

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

See it? It’s all lit up 24-7, like a giant Hasbro Lite Brite toy.

Haighteration showed just how bright this light is right here and check out Potato Potato’s take right here.

Thanks, SFMTA!

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Or should I say “Thanks, SOUTHERN MANUFACTURING of Orlando, FL” instead?

(And I still don’t know what’s up with Prius drivers. They’re a breed apart is what I’m saying…)

“Southern Manufacturing is proud to be
recognized as a leading manufacturer of
Blank Out and Lane Control signs. Southern
can design and engineer energy efficient
LED signs using standard MUTCD symbols as
well as unique displays. At Southern
Manufacturing, dedication to continuous
improvements in the technology and
fabrication of Blank Out and Lane Control
signs has led to great developments in
quality and design. We manufacture a
variety of sizes ranging from 24 inches up to
60 inches wide.
Using solid state, high flux/high output light
emitting diodes these signs are engineered
to withstand 110 mile per hour winds. With
a minimum projected life of 50,000 hours,
cost of operation has become a major
decision factor in the engineering and
fabrication of these signs.
Constructed from sheet aluminum the body
and frame is light weight and durable. The
sign bodies are continuously welded for
superior strength and weather protection.
Door frame and body are powder coated to
a standard black, with additional finishes
available.”

2 Jesus, 1 Cross

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

These two late-20′s/early-30-ish carpenter dudes were espied on Church, appropriately enough.

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The Start of San Francisco’s Famous Wiggle Bike is Getting Loads of New Asphalt Today

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

See?

Steiner and Duboce, where the Wiggle begins:

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Ho Hum – Another Arrest for Burglary on San Francisco’s Duboce Avenue

Monday, December 7th, 2009

This is how it goes when you’re a little less than cooperative and you’re arrested for burglary on Duboce near Steiner in San Francisco. You’ll have SFPD ten cops sitting around waiting for the paddy wagon.

When the van arrives you’ll get picked up by four of them and get carried away horizontally and face down.

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That’s the difference between an arrest and a Terry Stop, which one officer can do all by his lonesome.

And oh yes, feel free to use the term mother fucker as a noun of direct address as you get spirited away.

It’s your right as an arrestee, after all.

Thrilling MUNI iPhone Recovery: “I’m a marathon runner, I will catch you…eventually”

Friday, November 27th, 2009

How did you prepare for Thanksgiving on Wednesday afternoon? Probably you were stealing iPhones off of MUNI‘s N Judah? No? Really? All right, well somebody was, a teenaged (or tweenaged) girl, in fact.

Par for the course, you say? Well this iPhone was recovered after pursuit from marathoner Chris Phipps. Read all about it on Murphstahoe’s Holier Than You Blog.

And read the informative Tweets below.

See? NextTheft works sometimes. Just like NextMUNI: 

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Here are  the revelatory Tweets from Canabalt-loving Chris Phipps:

A thief just stole the iPhone of the woman sitting next to me on muni. I jumped off the train, ran after her & caught her in reply to Im4tun8″Echofon from thuntil the SFPD arrived 4:50 PM Nov 25

I yelled “I’m a marathon runner, I will catch you…eventually” 3:46 PM Nov 25th from Echofon

Woman got her iphone back, called 911 & SFPD were here within 3 minutes. 3:48 PM Nov 25th from Echofon

@jeffremer I don’t know about heroic. The thief was a 16yo girl. Had it been a 200 pound guy, I don’t know what I’d do if I caught him 4:01 PM Nov 25th from Echofon

@munialerts N Judah @ Noe & Duboce. Around 3:40 PM4:16 PM Nov 25th from Echofon in reply to munialerts

@Im4tun8 Thanks. Several others in the park who were witnesses stopped to help detain & watch the suspect. Echofon from th. 3:45 PM Nov 25″

So, the next time you see some Apple product flying out the rear door of your MUNI vehicle, ask yourself, What Would Chris Phipps Do?