As seen near USF:
Posts Tagged ‘fulton’
Barely Legal: Turning Left Across Double Yellow Lines on Busy Masonic to Park Your Car – DUDE, IS THIS A GOOD IDEA?Friday, August 14th, 2015
Not only did this maneuver block the fast lane of northbound Masonic for a while, it also resulted in squealing brakes / tires from inattentive drivers headed south.
IF you timed this right, during certain parts of the day or night, then this might be OK.
But the correct way to park in the garage of one the Great Estates of this part of Masonic is to GO AROUND THE FUCKING LUCKY to end up heading south on Masonic from the terminus of this part of McAllister.
END OF LINE.
I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.
All these items espied near Fulton tell quite a story.
A sad story.
The junkie who breaks into your car at night doesn’t really want most of your stuff. The junkie can’t use most of it, so it gets tossed. Value = 0. So why does the junkie take it? This sitch isn’t good for you and it’s not good for the junkie.
Old People, They’re Just Like Us! – Taking the 21 Hayes to a Safeway in the Inner Richmond Near Golden Gate Park – In 1938Friday, June 19th, 2015
Here it is, a crop from your Western Neighborhoods Project, the OutsideLands.Org
“21 Hayes line streetcar on Fulton Street at 5th Avenue, with Safeway grocery in 1938.
Courtesy of Jack Tillmany link to this image…“
Of course, the Safeway is now a Lifestyle Store, and it’s moved a few blocks out, and the 21 Hayes is a bus line now, and the 21H doesn’t make it all the way out to 6th Avenue no mo, but even so, this is pretty close, IMO.
The Great Schlep: Students at the University of San Francisco Have To Bend Over Backwards to Move In and Move OutThursday, June 11th, 2015
This is just one part of The Trek – can you see them all, laboring their borrowed carts up Lone Mountain going to where – a moving van somewhere near Geary in the Inner Richmond?
Come to think of it, USF goes out of its way to avoid pissing off its neighbors on Moving Days
I guess that’s the price you gotta pay when you’re an Urban University…
This MUNI Bus Operator Drives Over The Line, a Solid Yellow Line, on Fulton – Why That’s a Good ThingWednesday, April 15th, 2015
As you’re reading, enjoy some Crystal Method:
When you’re getting about the mean Streets of San Francisco, you should imagine that every driver you encounter is an uninsured, recently-released felon who’s driving an unregistered vehicle. That’s how I’ve been doing it the past quarter-century.
Conversely, when you’re driving, you should imagine that all the peds around you are suicidal. That means that you should expect them to dart out from the sidewalk right into your path.
So if you’re looking at things that way, then it makes sense to stay Hell away from sidewalks.
Thusly. All the way up* Ignatious Heights on outbound Fulton past Masonic:
I’m not saying it’s easy to safely drive an MUNI bus, but I’m saying some drivers are better than others. This driver lacks respect for the SFMTA’s ideologically and politically-skewed impulses, as do I.
Remember, Safety First, Ideologically-Driven “Streetscapes” Last.
*And just look at the traffic coming down the hill – does anybody actually use the suicide lane to turn into the dead-end that is USF, seen camera right? (Maybe USF Security does?) Man, this isn’t how I would handle this stretch of Futon. And, oh yes, SFMTA, you should add a traffic signal on Clayton so the USF dormies can get to their inbound #5 Fulton bus stop, but you already know that, don’t you, SFMTA?
I’ll tell you, when I first saw the Orwellianally-named #5R Fulton from our inefficient SFMTA, I thought it stood for Regular, you know, as opposed to Limited.
Isn’t that sad?
Anyway, yeah, out in the Richmond District, 5Ls travel faster than 5’s, but the tables turn on Market Street, when the regular #5’s regularly pass by the vaunted #5R’s (nee 5L’s).
Here’s the pass from the #5…
…and then he’s gone, leaving me and the #5L driver in the dust:
I’m thinking that unless you live Way Out West in the boonies of SF County, 5 > 5L.
Or, in the New Math, 5 > 5R.
Isn’t it ironic.