Posts Tagged ‘garbage’

Wood Appears to have Been a Poor Choice for the Brand New Benches of the Golden Gate Park Panhandle

Friday, October 13th, 2017

This was the vision, mostly that of landed gentry millionaires with Strong Ideas about How Things Should Look:

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And this is the reality, of Life in the 94117:

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And this is the kind of post-vandalism fix-it job you can expect from Rec and Park, about a week or two after residents call the 311:

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Not saying I could do better, but we’re down to bare wood here people, with no finish at all on all, pretty soon, looks like.

This vignette makes me think Wood Appears to have Been a Poor Choice for the Brand New Benches of the Golden Gate Park Panhandle.

END OF LINE.

How Well-Matched are Rec & Parks’ Brand-New and Quite Twee Wooden Benches with the Panhandle? Let’s Take a Look

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Not well-matched at all, it would seem:

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(Also, free hair curler!)

Here’s your background.

(Hey, is our RPD Board older, whiter, richer, and more suburbanite-minded than the locals they are employed to serve? You tell me, Babe. You tell me.)

Anyway, workers will take off these scribbles by removing the remaining surface treatment on these old-tyme, Elizabethan wooden slats, and then we’ll see how it goes…

Oh, Here’s the Rest of the Panhandle “Transformation” Project: A Bench and Some Bike Racks, But You Don’t Want to Use Them

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Why? Cause this will happen:

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Or might happen, if you lock up your bike in the middle of the Panhandle and then walk away.

If you’re there to lounge on the grass, you’d be better off locking your ride to itself and then just keeping an eye on it.

And here’s the rest of it, garbage cans

I guess this project is over for now.

2016’s New Year’s Resolution is 2017’s Hard-to-Move Sidewalk Garbage

Friday, May 19th, 2017

As seen in the Western Addition:

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Vaunted Panhandle “Transformation” Project Appears to be Mostly the Addition of Green Garbage Cans on Concrete Pads

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Here it is, more neighborhood minutiae.

When did this project start? I forget, a half-year ago? You can see an old-school can in the background. I guess they’ll take it out soon? (They used to have a recycling catcher for aluminum cans up top, but I guess that system didn’t work out, and a lot of the time your bottle/can would go straight down into the garbage pile anyway oh well. Sometimes I leave recycling atop the cans, for recyclers, but RPD don’t like recyclers I’ve noticed, and these new-school cans are curved up top as you can see.)

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People thought that they’d put benches in here, but obviously not.

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(I don’t get SFGov, man. Are garbage cans good or not? Sometimes they are, apparently, but you can’t find a one in Dolores Park these days. And yet, they just added a bunch of cans on the Valencia Mission corridor. And right around these places you can see in the Panhandle here, they’ve taken out cans, to fight rats, I guess, but now they’re adding more in the same basic place. And for that matter, is free parking for cars on Sundays good or bad? Our SFGov can’t seem to decide. First it’s good, then it’s bad, and now it’s good again, and there are proposals to get rid of it again. This is like over a period of what, three-four years? And our SFMTA seemed to like traffic for a while there, but now it’s against traffic, particularly when it’s caused by UBER Lyft. Etc.)

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You know man, down in some place like Mexico City, they decide to put garbage cans someplace and then they do it, no muss no fuss. It doesn’t take a year, it takes like a week. The local government doesn’t boast about how great it is with endless signage and marketing and it doesn’t tell us how we should all support the area’s unpopular, appointed Mayor. So IDK, Man.

Anyway, there are still a few concrete pads unfinished, so there might be a few more benches going in. And I guess we got LED streetlamps last year (so now when they’re shining all day long in the daytime, they use less juice).

But many places in the world have garbage cans, and LED lighting for that matter. Like all over the place, the Central Valley, for example. And yet they don’t have this whole self-congratulatory hullaballoo about “transforming” the “streetscape” or whathaveyou.

Oh, and another thing. People fall down on the horrible, unmaintained surface of the Panhandle walking path along Oak like every day/week. Do you know that Rec and Park? Oh you have claims filed against you from joggers and others so you do know that? But you don’t really care? OK. OK fine.

And, needless to say, the Panhandle is still the same place as it’s been the past half-century. There will be no “transformation,” anytime soon. Sry.

Anyway.

Just Throw Your Expended DIESEL EXHAUST FLUID Container Anywhere You Want on the Streets of San Francisco

Monday, March 27th, 2017

IDK, I guess the owner of a diesel vehicle wanted to be able to keep on trucking without visiting a dealership (and without paying potentially hundreds and hundreds(!) for a DEF fill up), but this is a quite minimal effort at disposal here.

As seen just outside O’Reilly’s on Geary:

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It’s possible the garbage crew might call the hazmat team on this one, not that this article is so dangerous, but separating the box, breaking it down, and rinsing out the container with water, and then disposing of it all at home, well that was called for here…

(I mean it’s mostly harmless, right? Actually, IDK how you’re supposed to properly dispose of diluted urea dregs. I’d prolly try to get every last drop into my ride.)

Or maybe O’Reilly c/would be required to take back the garbage it sells to you, that’d be another way of avoiding this kind of sitch…

Rec and Park’s Garbage Can Removal Campaign Proceeds Apace – And Here’s the Result

Monday, March 20th, 2017

And what’s the reply? Give us more money, most likely.

Here’s how things are going at currently garbage can-free Dolores Park:

“Rec & Park seems under the impression that garbage cans somehow create litter. No, really: Since cans often overflow and people have a habit of leaving garbage on top of or just off the side of an empty can, a certain civic theory goes that cutting out the cans will in turn cut out the overall garbage. Admittedly, there is a certain logic to this, in the same way that chopping off your hands prevents arthritis.”

And here’s the Panhandle – this can is doing the work of three now:

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(Perhaps for different reasons, IDK. But actually, I’m totally baffled as to why they removed ALL the garbage cans from Dolores Park either. Somehow this makes sense to the ppl inside RPD.)

RPD has all these plans to do things, but there’s nobody around to make it do the things it doesn’t feel excited about doing.

So who runs RPD? It’s Michael D. Brown, basically. So you can either say, “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job,” or not.

Brownie wants to build new bridges. Brownie doesn’t want to take care of the existing bridges he’s been made steward of…

17 Foot Tall Facebook Ad Encampment Removed at the Foot of Battery – A Sudden Departure Before Sunrise

Monday, December 12th, 2016

November 2016:

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December 2016:

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

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

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Here It Is, the High-Profile, Quasi-Governmental, Republican-Approved “DOWNTOWN STREETS TEAM”

Friday, June 10th, 2016

You see these T-shirts all over these days:

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I guess “downtown” is a generic term? ‘Cause I don’t know where Frisco’s downtown is. I know that “uptown” was supposed to be in the Tenderloin, but the attempt to get that new-school appellation to take off failed. Badly.

Anyway, the DST is supposed to “leave the big stuff for [Frisco’s] DPW,” or so I overheard.

I suppose this kind of effort would make area billionaire / longtime Republican Ron Conway happy…

Hey, how much does DST pay people?