Posts Tagged ‘jam’

Segway “Personal Transporter” Traffic Jam, Montgomery Street, USA

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Is this illegal? (You know, aside from jumping the red light / intruding into the crosswalk.)

At first I thought so, but now I don’t know.

They can’t go on the sidewalk, at least not in the 415.

Remember when Steve Jobs said that the Segway revolution would be “bigger than the PC?”  

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He didn’t but I do….

2012 San Francisco BART Fire Carpocolypse – Meet the Driver Who Just Honks and Honks Out of Frustration

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Yesterday’s BART fire created Carpocolypse 2012 for drivers attempting to commute from the Financial District to the East Bay last night.

See?

Battery Street, looking north from Market:

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I’ll tell you, the people on Battery southbound didn’t have much of a chance to get closer to nearby freeway offramps because the SFMTA coned off their escape routes. So it would take drivers ten minutes to go one block.

But one dude fought back, by laying on his horn and honking away, New York City-style:

Anyway, if you were ever wondering who’s the person who just honks away, this is the dude.

I don’t know what the point of the honking is but if that’s your coping strategy, dude, then be my guest.

Now, transit planners, if you want people to want to get out of their cars, you’d cancel BART service EVERY DAY. Then drivers would say, “Oh no, I aint driving to the Financh, no way!”

Just saying.

OMG, Now You Can Buy the Lorax’s Breakfast at IHOP: Green Eggs and Ham, Truffula Trees, the Works

Monday, March 5th, 2012

The Truffula Trees offered at IHOP’s brand new Lorax’s Breakfast special are actually broccoli, so consider yourself warned.

But the creamed spinach to make the eggs green, well that’s a genius move:

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See you there!

Golden Gate Park Should Have a Traffic Light at the Eastern End of JFK Jr. Drive – Just Saying, Bro

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Said light should be coordinated with the lights at the nearby intersection of Stanyan and Fell.

With the way things are now, with the stop sign, you get traffic backed up all the way to the Conservatory of Flowers.

See?

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Make it so…

Skyscraperman Dan Goodwin Takes on Our Millennium Tower – Refuses Orders to Stop Climb

Monday, September 6th, 2010

This is the scene today in the SoMA, where Skyscraperman and cancer survivor Dan Goodwin is adding our Millennium Tower at 301 Mission to his list of climbed buildings.

SFist has a nice shot posted.

Looks like he needed something to do after his Extreme Delivery deal with Dominoes Pizzato climb the Campanile Tower at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino in Las got cancelled.

Can you see the fellow on the right trying to talk to Dan from the partially open window? Dan paid no attention to him so the window guy shut his window after about 15 seconds. Click to expand:

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The Welcome Wagon awaits:

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Is this man really 55 years old?

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Apparently.

What do you think it’ll cost the SFPD to manage this falderal when all is said and done?

And what will Kamala Harris charge him with? How about: 

Disorderly conduct;

Public nuisance;

Criminal trespass; and

Criminal damage to property?

You know, for starters. Could this become an issue for Steve Cooley to use in the race for California Attorney General if Kamala goes too easy on Spider Dan?

We’ll see.

Famous Stan Lee will close this one out with the deets on his Dan’s life story:

What a story!

Here’s this young guy, Dan Goodwin, seemingly normal in every respect, who ends up emulating his comicbook hero, The Amazing Spider-Man, in real life!

After witnessing the tragic fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on November 21st, 1980, Dan became a man with a mission. A mission made all the more urgent after the horrible event in New York on September 11th, 2001.

We’ve all seen the newspaper and TV accounts of Dan’s incredible feats, his scaling the outside walls of the Sears Tower in Chicago and the World Trade Center in New York. But SpiderDan (as the media dubbed him) is far more than a publicity-seeking opportunist. There has been an unflagging, altruistic purpose to his widely-heralded, attention-getting climbs. This amazing young man has elected to put his new-found fame to a most worthy cause, a cause that should be at the very top of our nation’s priorities today.

Aware of the fact that America’s skyscrapers are, and always will be, vulnerable to future terrorist attacks, Dan Goodwin has devoted his time and his fame to sponsoring the world’s first Skyscraper Defense Act. Its goal is admirable, its purpose clear, its need painfully apparent. The Skyscraper Defense Act would fund the creation and training of super elite rescue teams throughout the United States capable of rescuing victims from burning skyscrapers through the use of specially designed hovering helicopters, cables and highly trained professionals able to scale the exteriors of such buildings.

I’m proud to think that a superhero like Spider-Man, with whom I’m so closely connected, might have influenced Dan Goodwin in any way and might bear some share of the credit for the concept of the much needed and much admired Skyscraper Defense Act.

So, here’s to SpiderDan. It’s a kick to be able to welcome a real life superhero into the proud pantheon of American icons!

Excelsior!

Stan Lee

MUNI vs. MUNI in Chinatown: #30 Stockton Collides with #8X Bayshore at Clay and Stockton

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Word comes from Muni Diaries about this afternoon’s collision between MUNI #30 Stockton 7118  and MUNI 8X Bayshore Express 6268 is one for the record books.

Per KGO-7:

“The driver says the problems started when he went to investigate a malfunctioning wheelchair platform. The bus somehow lost control, rolled about 100 feet down a hill and crashed into a second bus.”

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And the reverse angle:

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If You Drive an English Tour Bus in Golden Gate Park, Feel Free to Use the Wrong Side of the Road

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

This open-top sightseeing bus in Golden Gate Park has its steering wheel on the wrong side, cause it was made in merry olde Englande at the British Leyland factory.

Normally that kind of set-up a pain, but it’s a bonus when you’re stalled on Martin Luther King, Jr due to congestion near Music Concourse Drive. Just pull into the other lane and hope that the drivers coming the other way notice.

If you ever get pulled over by the SFPD or the Park police for driving the wrong way, address all concerned as “gov’ner” and feel free to throw in the phrase “me lorry” as much as possible. “See here, Gov’ner, me lorry is right hand drive, so….”  That should get you off the hook.

Why waste your petrol waiting in line when you can just jump the queue?    

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Cheers!

A Traffic Jam of Cable Cars at California and Powell

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Whenever you’re in a traffic jam in San Francisco, there’s liable to be a few cable cars in there.

Thusly:

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