Posts Tagged ‘j. p.’

Transit Smackdown: “Beloved” F-Market Streetcars vs. Futuristic SMTRail “Smart Mass Transit Rail System”

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Well the 510′s SMTRail Company isn’t making any friends in the 415 today, you know, owing to the release of this video:

You see? Our historic F-Market streetcars on the Embarcadero just aren’t there. There’s no room for them, you know, in The Future.

Needless to say, our Market Street Railway blog is not impressed.

(I gotta say, the SMT Rail concept seems laughably absurd (check out the dizzying triple-digit speeds at 2:38), but, to me, so does Rose Pak’s corrupt Central Subway, so there you go.)

Survival Research Labs Changes Bush Street to Obama Street

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Elements of the Survival Research Laboratories, a “performance art group” active in San Francisco, just got their prank on last night by changing a substantial portion of the street signs on Bush Street to “OBAMA,” in honor of the inauguration of our 44th President.  

Will the SFPD “prosecute?” (Really, is that what the cops do – “prosecute”? Oh well.) But if that happens, jury nullification would prevent any convictions, in all likelihood.

From END BUSH, at the end of Bush Street near Presidio (as seen last year):

To this, as seen in the cold light of day:

Click to expand.

The decendents of J. P. Bush, assistant to street surveyer Jasper O’Farrell back in the 1800′s and the actual namesake of Bush Street, will NOT be pleased.

[UPDATE: Apparently, someone speaking on behalf of the SFPD feels these alterations are not "life-threatening."]