Posts Tagged ‘jfk Drive’

The Trouble with Shutting Off JFK Drive To Vehicles But Then Allowing Vehicles

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

THe vehicles generally go slow though, so that’s good.

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Bubble Soccer Comes to Frisco – Just $500 for a Five-on-Five Match – As Seen in Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

This could be you, Gentle Reader:

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Beats yet another bouncy house, non?

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This is what it looks like non-birthday situations:


A Lot of Drivers in Golden Gate Park End Up Parking About a Yard Too Far to the Right – What’s Wrong Here?

Friday, November 18th, 2016

The is JFK Drive heading west. What you’re seeing is the westbound lane, then the new parking area people are suppose to use, then there’s the “buffer zone” or the unloading zone or the do not park here zone, and then there’s the bike lane (and then the curb and then a strip of putting green and then the sidewalk).

But drivers don’t feel like following the rules because then they’d be hanging their rear view mirrors out in traffic, so they split the difference and park halfway betwixt the main lane and the bike lane – basically they’re ignoring the marked right-side-only buffer zone and making their own left and right side buffers. Thusly:


And the two rides in the distance:


So what ends up happening is that people unload in the bike lane, sometimes.

This is fucked up man.

Even the SFMTA ppl will tell you that.

Look Where Facebook Buses are “Staging” Now – On JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

The first I’ve seen this – parked in Tour Bus Only near the Conservatory of Flowers:

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I don’t know where Zuck is supposed to park his interstate buses, but it’s not here…

A Tribute to “Robin Williams, 1951-2014” on an Armed-Powered Tricycle in Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

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Plumber’s Butt, Biker’s Butt: There’s Little Difference – Cyclist Enjoys the Overly-Wide Sidewalks of Geary in TRD

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

This dude reminded me of…

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…this gal, who certainly enjoyed kicking at the parked cars what “invaded” Golden Gate Park on a so-called Healthy Saturday:

Anyway, what Geary needs is to lose its useless median strip.


Prediction: Low-Rise Pants are Now as Low as They Will Ever Be

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

As is the case with fashionably large sunglasses, there comes a limit with how far you can go. The low-rise revival that started in 2001 has now run its course. Ergo, normal pants should be coming back.

This cyclist on JFK Drive in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park attracted attention by kicking at (not actually kicking, apparently) parked cars, perhaps in frustration over seeing a Subaru quasi SUV parked on a stretch of road that some drafts of Healthy Saturdays would have made car-free. It was the start of the 2008 season of Healthy Saturdaies yesterday, after all.  


Regardless of what you’re doing, it seems regular pants would be a more comfortable option.

Regular pants tomorrow, regular pants today, regular pants forever!

“Healthy Saturdays” Returns – No Cars in Part of Golden Gate Park

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Yesterday marked the start of the second season of car-free Saturdays in Golden Gate park. It’s just a small part of JFK Drive – compare the difference with car-free Sundays.

Most drivers heading west aren’t allowed to turn left, so it looks like a U-turn is the only option.

The underused “Accessible Tram” and the quasi-ban on deliveries to the nearby deYoung museum are both results of le Grand compromis de 2007, which sets in stone the rules for Healthy Saturdays for the next five years at least.

Happy cycling.