THe vehicles generally go slow though, so that’s good.
Posts Tagged ‘jfk Drive’
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.
Plumber’s Butt, Biker’s Butt: There’s Little Difference – Cyclist Enjoys the Overly-Wide Sidewalks of Geary in TRDWednesday, 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.
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!
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.