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Located on the same block of Ashbury as this…
Here’s How You Can Tell Our DPW is NOT a Safety Organization: It Allows Its Drivers to Run Red Lights All the TimeFriday, April 14th, 2017
Hey, what’s the speed of a DPW street sweeper when it’s sweeping? IDK but that’s the same speed that DPW operators run red lights, as here:
Now this could have been a legal right on red, but it wasn’t, ’cause the driver is under so much time pressure there’s not time to stop or slow down, one is forced to conclude.
Similarly, on Divisadero, drivers don’t stop for reds either, and in some cases that includes traveling straight through an intersection, such as the one Grove, seemingly every time, on a red.
It would be a trivial exercise to get SFGov employees to follow CA driving laws. (You know, if you were motivated to figure out how to do it AND if you didn’t care a whit about the massive massive blowback you, a department head, would suffer.)
How to Stick It To The Man (Our SFMTA) with an OREGON License Plate – ONE SIMPLE TRICK! – But BewareThursday, April 6th, 2017
Let’s see if we can’t interpolate this abandoned SFMTA / MUNI / DPT citation here.
What’s this, an Oregon license plate? Well, that’s going to make it tough on the SFMTA to cite or tow you (depending) for something like expired registration, right? And that’s just for starters. Like, say you don’t ever pay your tickets, you just laugh and toss them down on the street – how is our SFMTA going to get the CA DMV to help collect money during annual registration time? It can’t. And what’s this, it’s hard to even ID your car because you’ve covered over the Vehicle Identification Number? Clever girl. Except…
If you piss off the wrong SFMTAPCO, you just might get towed for covering over your VIN.
AND, once you get five tickets and you don’t pay them, you will get towed, with a quickness. And then you’re going to have to pay off all your old tickets and late fees before you can get your ride back.
And of course, if you’re now living in Frisco, you need to get CA plates very quickly anyway, for various reasons.
OTOH, if you’re heading back home soon and never coming back, I suppose you might get away with parking almost wherever whenever you want for a short period of time.
Choose wisely. as this is a risky game…
Poor bike rider had to slow down and go around this gaggle, which crossed about 20 seconds early* (or 30 seconds late depending on how you look at it.)
This is fairly typical.
I am not an elected official and I don’t work for an agency headed by somebody who can be fired by an elected official, so my thinking is unaffected by ze politique.
So I won’t ever tell you, “Gosh darnit, I gotta believe that we’ll achieve Vision Zero 2024 under the leadership of [person who appointed me/person who could unemploy me in about five minutes].”
*So I’m saying they didn’t enter the intersection under a green or even a flashing red DON’T WALK**.
**Starting across when you see the DON’T WALK is still illegal behavior in Cali, but not in NYC, where DON’T WALK means SURE, GO AHEAD AND WALK these days due to a recent change…
Does This SFPD Van Patrol Geary Up and Down Solely to Push Along Double Parkers? Sure Looks That WayMonday, March 27th, 2017
Popo sidles up behind you and fills your rear-view. Then you’d better get going with a quickness.
As seen way out in the Middle Richmond on a Sunday*, when desperate parkers just circle and circle and #38 MUNI buses are relatively few and far between
Then the officer hangs a Louie and starts heading west again, over and over…
*Our SFMTA has vowed to increase “parking availability* here but of course it hasn’t. The plan was to have drivers give more money to the SFMTA by charging for street parking more and more often. But the pork barrel dynamic pricing trial is long since over and Sunday parking is free again, for some reason, so all it takes is a few hot dim sum places in the area to get street parking to 99%+ occupancy, not that this really affects me all that much…
Bushpocalypse Now – Frisco Sees Its Worst Traffic Ever In 2017 – Highest Number of Registered “Vehicles” in HistoryFriday, March 24th, 2017
That stat is as of Calendar Year 2015, but our friends at CA DMV are putting the finishing touch on the numbers for Calendar Year 2016.
So is a trailer a “vehicle?” IDK. IDTS. But 2016 looks to be the year we push over the half-million mark for vehicles registerd in Frisco.
And of course that doesn’t include all the new UBER Lyfts from all over.
So here’s the result, from yesterday’s evening drive. Southbound Sansome is all backed up, but look, you can see a PCO Intercepter cart on the scene, to fix everything:
I was thinking, it’s morphin’ time – time for another round of three-figure parking/traffic tickets for “blocking the box.” But no, the PCO disappeared with a quickness. Leaving SFMTA Dude in the Bush Street HOV lane all by himself. Turns out he was patiently waiting to proceed behind some more stalled traffic. He was soon gone as well.
Bush Street is always bad, but yesterday was especially bad. Five eastbound cars sat in the intersection for about five minutes. But then they advanced leaving room for a few buses and cars on Sansome to sneak through north and south.
Bush doesn’t get any more crowded than this:
Anyway, that’s the update.