The recent view from the busiest intersection of the Park, on a dreaded sunny day:
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(Of course, actual swimming anywhere near the beaches of the Presidio is def. NOT RECOMMENDED.)
I don’t know, I think the coverage was perfectly cromulent, but let’s take a look:
“A vague description…”
UH, WHAT DO YOU OFFER THAT’S BETTER, STREETSBLOGSF?
from Bay City News labeled Ferguson a jaywalker
A “JAY” WAS ORIGINALLY THE TERM FOR A COUNTY PERSON BUT THE CURRENT DEFINITION SURE SEEMS TO FIT
“apparently walking outside of the crosswalk”
WELL, IF YOU’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BLOCK ON LOMBARD, THEN YOU’RE WALKING “OUTSIDE OF THE CROSSWALK,” RIGHT?
when he was ”struck by a passing vehicle.”
WELL, HOW ELSE DO YOU SAY THIS?
There was no mention of the driver’s speed.
UH, GEE, THERE WAS NO MENTION OF THE DRIVER’S CURRENT IRS TAX COMPLIANCE NEITHER, RIGHT? SO WHAT? WASN’T THIS PED 100% AT FAULT FOR HIS OWN DEATH? I THINK SO.
(The driver was only mentioned to note that he or she was “very cooperative.”)
WELL, WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT TO KNOW?
And here’s the latest:
“Correction: Streetsblog SF does have the most Twitter followers of any news source in the Bay Area.”
Oh, but you’re not a Bay Area news source, you’re more like a religion.
Keep on trying StreetsBlog SF. Maybe someday you’ll become a real blog…
If San Francisco’s famous NIMBYs had their way, you wouldn’t be able to drive down the crooked part of Lombard Street whenever you want 24/7
“A barrier halfway down the block, making it impossible to drive the length of the Crooked Street.
A signal system alternating the one-way direction of the street.
Sale of the street to residents, who could install their own gate and security system.”
Obviously, that didn’t happen, so it’s San Francisco 1, NIMBY’s O:
Well, here it is, the 2200 block of Octavia Street betwixt Washington and Jackson in San Francisco’s tony Specific Whites District right near writer Danielle Steel’s large white mansion and just up the hill from our 3.5-star Yelp-rated German Consulate.*
See? It’s got a brick surface and it’s curvy, sort of:
There it is on the left. (How many of the cars you can see are owned by Ms. Steel? She used to have 26(!) residential parking permits, you know…)
Fake Lombard Street is a big FAIL, IMO.
Why is it here? Who built it? I know not.
*”Gee honey, do you think we should go to the consulate after getting those deportation notices?” “I don’t know, Cupcake. Let’s check Yelp first…”
Finally, the Yelpers agree – the 76 Marin Headlands rulez!
Check it, Per Helen L:
“I hate that this bus ONLY runs on Sundays and certain holidays.
I hate that this bus ONLY runs once an hour.
I hate that this bus stops running in the evening.
However, this is still the bestest MUNI route EVER!!!”
Here it is, in action near the Golden Gate Bridge:
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See you on the 76!
All the deets after the jump
Uptown Almanac’s Kevin Montgomery rightly points to a Marina Moment in front of Mayor Gavin Newsom’s former Balboa Cafe from Halloween Eve 2010.
It’s at 2300 views so far…
“Who’s got a camera? Let’s YouTube this shit!”
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Oh, it’s on. Word comes from Northern Station:
“If you are on Lombard driving towards the golden gate bridge you better be going the speed limit …too many crashes. We and the chp will be doing strict enforcement…tell all of your friends SLOW DOWN…have a great (safe) weekend.”
30 MPH is all right. But 31, not so much.
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Berkeley’s famous Doug McCune is at it again. Earlier this year he pwned Apple / Steve Jobs over Adobe Flash phobia and now he’s taken arrest data for San Francisco and displayed it in three dimensions (sort of) to answer the query:
First with the drugs. No surprises here, really. Note the bump in the Lombard / Marina area where it’s cheaper to live in a motel than live in an apartment for some reason. Also note, the hillock in the outer Outer Sunset way out there near La Playa – that surprises me not. However, I was not aware of some of the other baby hills on this map. (Also, appears as if some of our youthful USF students are more into the drugs than their peers at SFSU…)
Simply, this is an awesome way to display this data:
Now, with the sex workers. Again, Lombard Street seems to have more than its fair share of elevation.
The bumps in the Sunset and the Richmond – I can’t relate them to my mental map of San Francisco. But there they are:
Doug beseeches us to not consider these maps ”as being accurate,” but it’s a little late for that for me.
Anyway, it’s quite an art project. (In fact, there’s your art show right there – just do these maps in 3D for real using paper or whatnot and then get the National Endowment for the Arts on the horn.)
This is doubleplusgood. Three cheers!