Posts Tagged ‘fmta’

How 90-Degree Parking and Double Parking are a Bad Combination on Busy Baker Street – A Turned Head of Disapproval

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Prolly there shouldn’t be 90-degree parking here and there should be a white zone here in front of this large institution on Baker so that your relatives or taxi drivers or Paratransit drivers or even some of those hated UBER Lyft drivers in economical Priuses can come by and drive you someplace, but our SFMTA just loves to add parking to certain blocks for certain reasons at certain times. It doesn’t really make sense overall, but that’s just the way our SFMTA is.

So we end up with this kind of sitch.

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So normally a bike rider can simply go around a double parked car, but with this kind of set up I wasn’t sure if this bicycle “activist”-type person would be able to make it past easily, you know, due to all the stalled traffic from rush hour and whatnot. She had just the mildest of reactions that you could expect, just a slight WTF head turn to the right to the let the driver know, “Bad form, Dude.” (Of course our Bro-iest of bike riders would dismount and start slapping body panels – that’s the range of reactions you can expect.)

So whose fault is this? IDK. Hey, why not go back to regular parking here? Now that’s an idea.

(Our SFMTA wants UBER Lyft drivers to circle about for 10-20 minutes and then hike to the lobby to make a legal pick up, one assumes…)

New and Improved? The 2016-Era Speedbumps on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park Now Have More Painted Lines

Monday, April 17th, 2017

So these lines are new, that’s the news.

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I’ve never seen this kind of thing. I guess people were getting surprised by the bumps?

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Frisco remains on the cutting edge of paint engineering, it would seem.

I’ll tell you, I go over these things at a steady 25 MPH, but others slow down to about ten and then speed up again to around 30 only to slow down again a short stretch down the road. That’s the update…

Residential Parking Permit Program Area Q a Huge Success, or Failure, Depending – But Certainly It’s Having an Effect

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Depending on how you look at it, of course. I myself am burdened by the study of the Economics, so excuse me if I don’t wave my pom poms for this 2015 creation of the SFMTA:

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Pre-2015, you’d never see this, all these empty spots. (People have moved their rides west, on the other side of the river of Masonic, where you can park it day after day, permit or no.)

What’s that, isn’t this great you say?

Well no, it’s not. Sry.

Wow, the New “Red Carpet” Transit Lanes of Market Street Really Stand Out

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Or “so-called red carpet,” if you’d prefer.

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‘Cause that’s what people call them.

Even though they’re not.

The Horrible Pedestrians and Bike Riders of the So-Called Great Highway, Way Out There in the Sunset

Monday, December 8th, 2014

An overly-confident pedestrian is a dead pedestrian, sometimes:

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Oh, here’s the same scene a few blocks up the road:

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Oh, what’s that, jaywalking is merely a “legal construct” and “Vision Zero” 2024 is going to prevent all transportation-related deaths in San Francisco County within a decade?

OK fine.

Once Again, it’s “DR WOOF” – Paying Hundreds and Hundreds of Dollars to Fund Your SFMTA

Monday, November 17th, 2014

This MD should get a medal or something from the SFMTA:

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Dramatic MUNI Bus vs.Car Accident in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle – Evening of June 20th, 2013

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Afonso Salcedo from The Haight said via Nextdoor for iPhone:

Just wanted to share some details on this accident. It happened right in front of me during my walk earlier this evening.The car turned left onto Oak from Masonic, and the Muni bus going North on Masonic crashed into him.

They immediately went off-road and went through the panhandle all the way to the Fell corner with Masonic.

I immediately came to the car door, and with two other guys, we made sure the driver was safe and helped him get out. The door was stuck in, but was opened with some force.

Everyone in the bus was safe. The bus driver was in shock and the three of us picked him up and moved him outside to lay him on the ground. One of the guys with me was a random nurse who happened to be on his bike nearby, so that was great.”