Posts Tagged ‘lane’

Frisco’s Narrowest Street has got to be Goldberg Lane, Right?

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

I’m mean, c’mon, just look at it:

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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…

A Closer Look at the Brand-New “Safe Hit Posts” on Fell, Installed Either by the SFMTA or the SFMTrA, Still Can’t Tell

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Thought I’d find out about these freshly-installed plasticky street posts with a quickness, but I haven’t.

Here’s a closer look:

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You’d think the SFMTA would be crowing about something like this, if they done it:

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I’ll agree that these posts sure do “look official.”

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And here’s a glance at some now-official posts on the other side of Stanyan:

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They’re not aging well, oh well (but that was to be expected).

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I’l need to hear from an official SFMTA spokesmodel afore I know for sure that these are official…

Taking the Lane, Frisco-Style

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Bro is from Evolve – read all about it

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Where is This Limousine Supposed to Offload Passengers in Front of Our State Building on Golden Gate

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

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:

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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 Your New 400 Block of 11th Street, for Better or Worse, from Our SFMTA

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

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:

Muni Bus that Killed Cyclist Cheng Jin Lai Missing Key Safety Equipment

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.)

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So now this block has 2.5 sidewalks.

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Why not four or five? IDK, maybe next year…

Chariot Van in Red, “BUS-ONLY” Lane on Market: Is This Kosher?

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

IDK

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Is this what “Smart Mobility” is, FoMoCo?

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:

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And the two rides in the distance:

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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.

An Enlarged Sidewalk / Bus Depot for 11th and Harrison?

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Here’s the new sitch, looking north from Division:

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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:

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A Modest Proposal to Lessen the Impact of Horrible Octavia “Boulevard” by Removing Parking Spaces on Oak

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

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:

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I mean, is this situation here what was “envisioned” a dozen years ago?

Church Street Update: Two Cars Turning Left – One from the Left Lane and One from the RIght Lane

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

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.

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Oh well.

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.

Oh well…