Posts Tagged ‘masonic’

Here It Is, a New Bike Lane for the Vaunted SFMTA “Streetscape” “Improvement” Project on Masonic

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Here’s the west side of Masonic betwixt Hayes and Grove these days:

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This doesn’t seem like much, this doesn’t seem like much of a “transformation” of this windswept corridor:

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Are old people going to hug each other more? I guess? Actually, all these people look like they just scored, or are about to score, or want to score with you, Gentle Reader:

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It’ll be the Miracle of Masonic! Or something.

Anyway, the primary effect will be more congested rush hours and fewer bike riders on the sidewalks.

But we’ll see.

In the meantime, feel free to continue to ride on the excessively wide sidewalks, where they exist, depending on conditions. And by that I mean the hilly blocks north of Fulton in particular. 

You know, like this:

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That’s the choice that most people make. Some transition back to the street after passing McAllister, Golden Gate and Turk. Others cruise all the way to Anza, where the existing sidewalk turns normal. Downhill is a different story of course. Most stay in the street the whole way. I tend to wait at Mcallister and then start coasting when I know I’ll pass Fulton with a green. (This kind of bike riding isn’t “comfortable,” mindless, thoughtless bike riding for ages ranged 8 to 80, but I’m not sure this stated goal will be attained whenever this pork barrel project gets completed. We’ll see.)

That not very busy sidewalk you see above will get even wider, and a median will go in so that will push the two lanes of traffic to the right a bit. I don’t know what’s going to happen to the trees. Maybe they’ll stay. (Of course, the ones that made up a small grove near the MUNI stop on Geary inbound at Masonic have already gotten the chop, for some related art project, oh well.)

And all these plans are just a guess, as I don’t keep up. ¬†Maybe they’ll get done next year? IDK

Frisco Pot Bus – This Neoplan AN440A #43 Masonic Used to be a Square, But Now Hangs in the Haight

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

What a nerd, Man. Old #8127 used to be a regular bus.

But now, this is how it rolls, this is how Frisco rolls:

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All right, that’s a wrap:

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Annual Move-In Weekend at Our University of San Francisco Appears to have been Well-Managed

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Less contentious compared with years past, you know, AFAIK.

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Sorry for this snoozer of a post, but there you go…

Haight-Ashbury Sidewalk Hearts Honor London Breed for being a Part of the Summer of Love? – Somehow

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Here you go:

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It’s the 50th Anniversary, of course. Oh look, some of them have names:

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And look, London Calling:

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IDK.

Your 50th Anniversary SUMMER OF LOVE EXPERIENCE is Ending Soon – Catch It by August 20th, 2017

Friday, July 21st, 2017

At our de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park.

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I liked it.

All the deets.

Troubador, Masonic

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

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A Protest at the Masonic Avenue “Streetscape” “Improvement” Project: “SAVE THIS SIDE STREET & PARKING SPACES”

Friday, June 16th, 2017

On It Goes…

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Look What Our SFMTA has Done to the Geary / Masonic Hairball – “Such Lovely Trees” have All Been Given the Chop

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Then:

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Now:

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The Tree People are not happy, even though they’ve been promised replacement trees.

I’ll tell you, I can’t exactly see how it’s even remotely possible that whatever SFGov is doing to “improve” this intersection, plus the 3000 feet of Masonic to the south down to Fell, will “transform” this area, oh well.

Anyway, the large stand of old growth street trees what used to be out in front of 5 Masonic (in the triangle where you can see the light blue Mini Cooper) will get some kind of art installation. Will that be an “improvement?” IDK, I guess, for some people.

In the meantime, things are looking pretty bleak up there at windblown Mervyn’s Heights…

How the SFPD Gets Its Man – A Brief Foot Chase in the 94117 – Red and Blue Lights Race Through the Panhandle

Friday, June 9th, 2017

And when I say through the Panhandle, I mean through the Panhandle, as Fell is a one way the wrong way. So let’s use the multi-use trail to get to Central from Masonic:

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Looks like it worked:

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Yes it did:

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FIN

UBER Driver Lost in Frisco REALLY Wants to Make an Illegal Left Off of Masonic

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Charging down Masonic at a sloooow rate of speed, eventually making a legal turn the next block down.

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And this UBER Lyfter lives in town, so imagine how all those people who drive in from Santa Cruz drive.

Anyway, multiply this by 40,000 and you have part of the reason why traffic has increased so so much recently…