Posts Tagged ‘Muni’

The Free Parking Abusers of Geary – If Your Primary Motivation for Getting a Handicapped Placard is Free Parking, You Don’t Need It

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

I was on the edges of C-Town for a little while, on Sac above Grant so actually the traffic’s not too bad. Anyway, I (eventually) noticed that all the cars parked on the block (or my side of it, anyway) had handicapped placards AND that no Parking Control Officers were coming around. Could that be related?

I mean, if you have a quota, which you don’t, not officially, but actually you do, even these days, why would you waste your time where most of the rides are there all day and they’re not ticketable?

And here’s Geary on a Saturday, where they now have a bunch of meters installed.

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Of course, no PCO’s came here when I was here – they seldom do, it seems.

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Some of these placards are legit but MOST of them are not.

Of course, enforcement comes from making sure that the placards haven’t expired and from making sure the person belonging to the card has some relationship with the car being otherwise illegally parked, but not at all from people getting placards for the simple purpose of FREE PARKING all the live-long day.

The problem with this is that you make other people who similarly don’t need placards think they’re suckers for not joining the bandwagon. I mean, everybody has something wrong with them, right? That means that pretty much everybody can “qualify” for a placard in the State of Cali, pretty much.

Like Donald Trump has/had “bone spurs” like four-five times, that kind of thing.

Do you know who really hates the extremely high placard rate in Frisco? The SFMTA, that’s who. They know how much its costing them. If there’s reform, someday, it will come from them…

Stanley Roberts Gets Results: SFMTA People Behaving Less Badly After Report on KRON4

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Here’s the result: MUNI workers parking in the exclusive MUNI-only parking lot:

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Of course, this might seem a little odd since our SFMTA MUNI has a “transit-first” policy, but this sitch is an improvement over what’s been going on for years, an improvement over City Family workers allowing other City Family workers to park wherever the Heck they want.

Anyway, I just happened to notice this distinct Caddy car, which used to improperly park all the live-long day on Geary

Here’s the early August report from Stanley Roberts what embarrassed our SFMTA MUNI into compliance, if only for a short while so far:

FGBOTD, Your Ford Motor Company GoBike Of The Day: Taking Your Rental Bike on MUNI for Just $12/Hr

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Good times.

Via CactusJ:

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I can’t explain this, but I have several theories.

All right, back to my Ford research

SFMTA Ad for “EMPOWERWORK.org” – If You Work in the White House, This Would be a Good Place to Contact – Otherwise, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

So what do we have here, a phone number and a website? Well, that aint much, I’ve got that.

But what I don’t have is my very own SFMTA bus stop* ad in the 94117.

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I’m stumped, but here’s a clue.

In closing, 🤔.

*This one’s on Hayes. I’d say that it’s a necessary one, cause it’s close to Masonic. What’s not necessary is the next stop, which is just nine freaking seconds away at the other end of this short block. It’s just one more giant barnacle on the hull of SS MUNI.

BART Riders OUTRAGED by Ads for CARS – “We All Drive” and “Try These Seats” – First Ford GOBIKE, and Now This

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Boy, Ford Motor Company is throwing a lot of money around the Bay Area lately, huh? They bought the Chariot private bus line for big bucks, and they just spent another big pile of money to advertise the word FORD on thousands of controversial GOBIKE rental bikes (with a misleading pricing scheme – boy people get steamed about that) and now there’s this, a bunch of covered over windows on your BART cars with a custom-made copy. See?

First up is a snap from a “professional” walker. It’s all, “Try these seats,” as if they’d be better than BART seats. (NB: They are better than BART seats.) But you know, some riders will take offense at this profit-seeking insult to transit, and also with the half covered over windows. Most BART ads aren’t like this:

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And there’s this: “We all drive.” But you know, that’s not exactly true, now is it, Ford?

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I’ll tell you, these ads appear to be custom-made for BART. I don’t think you’ll see them anywhere else in the world.

These ads on our troubled BART system remind me of the UBER ads on SFMTA MUNI buses, like this one:

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And this one:

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Of course our SFMTA simply despises the UBER Lyft, for various reasons, but that doesn’t mean that it will turn down some cold hard cash from major corporations. And then, when the SFMTA has some extra ad space, which is a lot of the time since its rates are too high, it’ll put UBER Lyft in its place with stuff like this:

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Anyway, if Ford wants to pay BART money, that’s fine with me…

Here’s How Ford Motor Company’s GoBike Bicycle Rental Scheme Moves Its Bikes Around: A BIG TRICYCLE

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Here’s the scene from the E’ville Eye News:

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At first I thought, wow, they must be using their burliest worker to push this trike trailer around, but then I saw the battery holder(?) beneath, for the electric assist, one assumes.

This is a better look than GoBike predecessor Bay Area Bike Share, which was known for its Mercedes trucks what would park wherever, like in the slow lanes of Market, for example:

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Or like this, also double-parking on Market:

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Or like this, halfway on Market and halfway on the sidewalk – IDK if this is considered better behavior or not:

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And sometimes all the way on the sidewalk. Again, IDK if that’s considered “better” than simply double parking.

And let’s not forget about BABS supes – they could park in the slow lane of inbound Market as well, because, IDK:

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And then with the illegal turns off of Market, like making a awkward left turn going inbound Market onto Sansome. Again, I don’t see how that could have been legal yet it was routine.

(Hey, QUESTION: Does Michigan-based FoMoCo think that $16.13 per hour really is at or above “living wages” in the bay area in places like Frisco, E-Ville, Oaktown, Berzerkeley, etc? Mmmm…)

Anyway, like I said, a bike trailer is a better look for Ford’s marketing division than a big truck…

Double Parking, Frisco-Style – What Happens When Our Sidewalks are WAY Too Wide

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

As seen dans le quartier interieur De Richmond:

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You know, I don’t think I’ve ever called our SFMTA over bad parking – it would have to be a lot worse than this…

Captain America Minibike, Clement Street – A Much Cheaper Way of Getting Around Frisco Than Spending $100/Mo on SFMTA MUNI

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Good work, Soldier!

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Harder, better, cheaper, faster than MUNI is what I’m saying…

How Many SFMTA Employees Seek Help for Substance Abuse Issues Each Year? – Hundreds? – “PEER Program”

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Through this program:

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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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