Somehow, it still makes sense to get our cars from high-cost Japan.
Cars roll on this ugly Chronus Leader ship in Japan and roll off in the east bay or the north bay.
T’was ever thus.
Not only did this maneuver block the fast lane of northbound Masonic for a while, it also resulted in squealing brakes / tires from inattentive drivers headed south.
IF you timed this right, during certain parts of the day or night, then this might be OK.
But the correct way to park in the garage of one the Great Estates of this part of Masonic is to GO AROUND THE FUCKING LUCKY to end up heading south on Masonic from the terminus of this part of McAllister.
END OF LINE.
I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.
Here’s the sitch – drivers southbound on Masonic south of Geary want to get to the City Target lower level parking lot.
Here we go, looking south, with City Target to the left and behind a bit, so drivers need to make a U-turn at the light:
To help with this, our SFMTA rigged the traffic signals (which were paid for by Target, BTW) to start the green light phase of Masonic with a left-only signal for southbound traffic only, allowing one, two, three, or four cars to make a left or hang a Louie, depending on how alert the drivers are.
However, drivers who aren’t at the start of the queue know that it’s simpler and faster to make the U-turn further north, as this car just did:
So now we’re looking north, Gentle Readers, in all the rest of the shots – Tar-GHEY du Ci-TAY is to the right.
So the question is whether this is an illegal turn over the double yellows…
This sedan is making a legal left to go east on Anza as the Jeep in the background is making an illegal U to get to City Target:
I saw three drivers do this in about ten seconds the other day. I’m thinking it’s illegal but drivers are unlikely to get busted for doing it.
Now the bonus part about making a U-turn to use the lower lot is that it’s easier to find parking there and it’s generally easier to exit from, depending on where you’re heading after your shopping session.
I’ll say that once you’ve gone past the lowest parking level, getting out of the City Centre mall and back on your way can be convoluted – like even the best path might appear to be the “wrong” way to go.
Of course, nobody would design a system such as this – it’s just an accident of history. The question is how to handle things.
IMO, the SFMTA handled this sitch the wrong way.
Here you go, this was just the other day in GGP:
So yeah, if you cut down a big tree to have some fun with the stump, I can see how that’d be citeable.
But I don’t see how slacklining or romantic hammocking is an automatic violation of the SF Park Code.
So, I’m saying the newish signs from RPD are incorrect.
So I’m saying that the RPD should go to the BOS to fix this sitch,
I thought they’d all look like this by now.
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Anyway, the zebra people just did Fulton and Masonic the past few days.
Zebra stripes, zebra stripes everywhere soon, looks like.
This PG&E worker has the fun job of removing shoes from lines* overhead.
As seen in the Western Addition, ‘neath the Western Hemisphere’s largest classical dome.**
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My what a long pole you have…
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*A reference to “the first existential country song.” (Ignore the first ten seconds – it’s a little what you call saccharine.)
Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” ranked “Wichita Lineman” at #192.
“the greatest pop song ever composed”
“one of those rare songs that seems somehow to exist in a world of its own – not just timeless but ultimately outside of modern music”
I know I need a small vacation
but it don’t look like rain
And if it snows that stretch down south
won’t ever stand the strain
And I need you more than want you
and I want you for all time
And the PG&E Lineman is still on the line
**Yes, larger than the U.S. Capitol’s. On purpose.
Well, it will be tougher to murder people sight unseen at the corner of Sixth and Stevenson from now on, as this shot from Bluoz shows.
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You open on Friday and then have lines out the door on Saturday – that’s how it goes in the 415.