I’m mean, c’mon, just look at it:
Can I get a hell yeah?
I think I’ve gotten one here.
So step off, Elim Alley, and make way for the new king…
Thought I’d find out about these freshly-installed plasticky street posts with a quickness, but I haven’t.
Here’s a closer look:
You’d think the SFMTA would be crowing about something like this, if they done it:
I’ll agree that these posts sure do “look official.”
And here’s a glance at some now-official posts on the other side of Stanyan:
They’re not aging well, oh well (but that was to be expected).
I’l need to hear from an official SFMTA spokesmodel afore I know for sure that these are official…
Yes, that black Lincoln SUV thing is a stretched limo. It stopped in the new bike lane, as you can see.
Some in town would want the driver to double park far to the left in the slow lane so as to not block the now-sacrosanct new bike lane. Now I think that would be illegal, as is of course what the driver has done here:
So after all that, my question remains Where is This Limousine Supposed to Offload Passengers in Front of Our State Building on Golden Gate? I’m not really seeing any real legal options here. So parking as far to the right as practical seems like the least bad choice…
Here’s what this one small block of 11th Street looks like now, after the SFMTA started changing things.
I can’t say I understand what the SFMTA’s doing here.
But I do understand what this means:
Yeah, the same small block.
Anyway, the yellow lines are back closer to where you’d expect them to be, so that’s nice. (I guess this scene from last month was just for construction.)
So now this block has 2.5 sidewalks.
Why not four or five? IDK, maybe next year…
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.
Here’s the new sitch, looking north from Division:
I suppose a lot of parking spaces will be sacrificed at the altar of the 9 San Bruno “Rapid” [LIMITED] Project, a joint from the SFMTA’s MUNI Great Leap Forward, Comrades.
And looking south from Folsom:
The cars on the left lane of this block are parked, which is part of the reason why this block of Oak has idling cars on it all the time.
So why not make the left a tow away zone, allowing drivers to get through this congested block more easily? All the SFMTA would have to do is take out like eight spaces:
I mean, is this situation here what was “envisioned” a dozen years ago?
Both these drivers wanted to turn left on northbound Church and left turns are allowed on weekends, but I can’t tell you which driver is turning left from the wrong lane.
There’s a similar situation on nearby Octavia “Boulevard” with right turns – drivers wonder if it’s legal to turn right from the middle lane. Apparently, putting up signs is considered “bad design,” which is ironic since all of Octavia Boulevard is bad design.