Posts Tagged ‘ggb’

How Tourists Get Their Rental Bikes Back to Frisco from Sausalito – Some Might Consider This Cheating – Saving $48 in Ferry Fare

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Once you’ve made it to Sausalito, getting back to Fishermans Wharf to return your rental bike can be a chore with all the uphill, right?

And the heavily-subsidized ferry system for some reason would collect a whopping $48 to take this foursome to the Ferry Building, and don’t forget about the long wait sometimes (and I suppose some get turned away at the end of a day).

But if a taxi driver could somehow carry four (4) bikes and four people up the hill and over the bridge, well that would be great. Thusly:

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And there was another taxi doing the same thing just ahead, so I guess this is a thing, I just didn’t think this was possible.

As long as the driver got you to the Toll Plaza of the Golden Gate Bridge, well that would work out great.

 

It’s Happening Already: NUMEROUS Ford Motor Company GOBIKE Bicycle Rentals Being Ridden to MARIN COUNTY, and Back

Friday, July 7th, 2017

This was the fear of local bike rental companies when they heard that Michigan-based Ford Motor Company and New Yawk-based Motivate International were teaming up with SFGov to spend mid-eight figures(!) to market “FORD” around Frisco.

And then somebody(ies) pulled this switcheroo what would’ve turned the “last mile” 30-minute maximum service of Bay Area Bike Share (BABS) into a three hour tour. A three hour tour, sponsored by FoMoCo.

But then things got reversed and so our tourists still need to fret about checking in within 30 minutes, or they face a financial penalty, a pretty severe one, actually, costing some tourists hundreds of dollars (even after getting the 50% discount what they’ll offer you if you complain enough, from Singapore, Bremen, Timbuktu, after seeing an unexpected charge on their Visa bill.)

No matter – here are some of the brand-new FORD bikes returning from Marin County…

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…heading towards Marin County…

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…and heading towards the Golden Gate Bridge or Fort Point or who knows, but even this dude is straying far away from the intended use zone, non?

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Anyway, I’ve got more shots iffin you want me to dig them up. But I haven’t seen anyone pushing them uphill, which would almost be mandatory for most tourists if they wanted to actually try to make it back to town without relying on a ferry boat.

And of course, this Comes At A Time when our local SFMTA just paid some dude $75 an hour (TCOE) to pen this FU letter to anyone else who would dare compete with our local SFGov-approved Ford Motor Company / Motivate short-term bike rental monopoly.

Do these tourists know how much they’re spending, or are they just confused? IDK.

Ziiiiiiiiip! – Our ROAD ZIPPER, OTJ on the Golden Gate Bridge – So Very Yellow

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

AKA Barrier Transfer Machine:

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What this scene needs is some googly eyes, on the zipper truck and the cars and the military vessels in the background – it’d look like a scene from Disney Pixar’s (highly underratedCars 2 or something.

Golden Gate Transit Says, “This Bus Uses Clean-Air Technology,” But ALL Diesel Buses Use Clean-Air Technology, Right?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

IDK, Man:

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Or IOW, we have buses what use diesel.

The Gray Lady ‘splains tings a dozen years ago:

Some city buses say ”this bus uses clean air technology” on the back.

I don’t know how boastful our GGTD should be, frankly.

Word on the Street: “TRY TRANSIT”

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

You know, if you want, ‘n stuff:

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Just think about it, sometime, if you want, JMO

Only In Marin: Presenting the MCRC (Marin Coupe & Roadster Car Club) on the GGB – A 1957 Chevy Coupe

Friday, December 19th, 2014

58 years young:

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San Francisco Really Really Wants to Tell Tourists How to Get to the Golden Gate Bridge – Signs Popping Up All Over

Friday, April 20th, 2012

I’ll tell you, the first time I saw one of these signs, I thought our local rich, white, old, crybaby, NIMBY homeowners had gotten together to create their own sign to direct drivers the hell away from the ‘hood.

But now I don’t know.

As seen on Geary:

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Who knows what SFGov has in store for us…

Why Don’t We Just Get Rid of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District? That Useless Board, ‘N Everything

Friday, January 14th, 2011

And then just throw the GGB into the BATA along with all the others where it belongs?

That way, we wouldn’t have to put up with the useless GGB District’s unconstitutional, crazy-ass policies or listen to them insult Colorado.

Check it:

“…[t]oll collectors are the bridge’s ambassadors to the motorists who use it and firing them could cost the district its public face, some directors argued.”

Why does the district need “a public face?” I mean, does the Bay Bridge need its own district? And who elected these directors? Why do some of them live hundreds of miles away?

Why do we need the district in the first place?

Via David Yu

Just asking, Bro.

Cyclists Have No Worry About Cars on Marin County’s Conzelman Road

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Pretty much. There are more bikes than cars on this stretch of one-way road to the Point Bonita Light House and beyond in the Marin Headlands.

The catch is that you have to ride your bike all the way up the two-way part from where the road starts near the North Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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But otherwise, it’s a nice ride…

Tonight: Public Information Meeting for Doyle Drive, the Southern Approach to the GGB

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Can you see the photo illustration below? That’s the future of Doyle Drive, whether you like it or not!

Parts of it are going underground soon, courtesy of Barack Obama stimulus money and your San Francisco County Transportation Authority, and a few others. Get all the deets of this Big Dig tonight, July 23, 2009 at Fort Mason – 6:00 PM open house, 6:30 PM presentation.

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Can you see Doyle Drive in the background? That’s the way it looks today, all concrete and clay, and general decay.

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Supervisor Bevan Dufty speaking at the recent ceremony announcing the acceleration of the project.

Here’s the meeting:

*Doyle Drive Community Construction Meeting
When: July 23, 2009 – Thursday
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Fort Mason Center (Marina Blvd. and Buchanan Street) San Francisco Landmark Building A Conference Center, Golden Gate Room, San Francisco
What: Discussion includes construction schedules, road closures and detours.
Information: doyledrive.org
Lots more deets, after the jump.
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