Posts Tagged ‘Muni’

Look Where Facebook Buses are “Staging” Now – On JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

The first I’ve seen this – parked in Tour Bus Only near the Conservatory of Flowers:

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I don’t know where Zuck is supposed to park his interstate buses, but it’s not here…

This is the Result of Tens of Millions of Federal Pork Barrel Spending on “Smart” Parking Meters

Monday, August 15th, 2016

More or less:

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You want to get into this – well, we can get into this. You know, sometime.

Here’s the etching on the tombstone:

“Update: The SFpark pilot evaluation has been released and changes to data feed, mobile apps, and web map remain. Demand-responsive rate adjustments will continue in existing SFpark areas. The SFMTA will use the results of the evaluation to develop a proposal for expanding the SFpark approach to the SFMTA’s other meters, lots and garages in the city.”

But did we really need to pay people to bury sensors under the pavement? Nope! Oh, they’re all dead now, batteries expired, just sitting under the surface doing nothing? Yep!

There are many ways to skin a cat, Brother. This “futuristic” and expensive way was the wrong way.


Oh, and speaking of the Feds, why do Law Enforcement Officials come to Frisco and get their guns stolen from their cars, over and over and over again, despite all the warnings, despite our well-earned reputation?

And, you know, as promised, we can get into why it’s still hard to park in some areas of Frisco and why in other areas you can see an entire block of metered spaces with basically no cars at all.

I have no objections to market rate pricing, but SFPark was a big fail whale.


*No, not on street-cleaning day, on a regular day.

How Well Does Our SFMTA Manage MUNI Bus Ads? Events from June Still Being Advertised in August

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016


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Gee, I hope these entities aren’t still paying the SFMTA.

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Perhaps the SFMTA should lower their asking prices?

Or something…

Four Choices Here on Market Street – How Would You Handle This Parked Bus?

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

You can:

1. Go to the right, as shown, but sometimes there’s not enough room to do so.

2. Go to the left, but sometimes there’s not enough room to do so.

3. Go into the left lane, but there’s a huge wheel-swallowing gap in the road for the huge metal BART/MUNI subway grate, and if you fall down and get run over by a streetcar, a member of the SFPD just might say you weren’t riding “in the bike lane.”

4. Line up behind the stalled bus like you’re a car driver, for 10 to 150 seconds.

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I’ve done all four.

(I understand about where the BART entrances are placed, but I’d widen some lanes here in some places, at the expense of the (sorry, “urbanists”) overly wide sidewalks of Market Street…)

Choose or lose.


Monday, August 8th, 2016

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When the SFPD Says You Weren’t in the Bike Lane, This is the Lane They’re Talking About – Mind the Wheel-Swallowing Gap

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

What does our SFMTA spend its billions on? IDK. But what about this train track gap on Market and above BART?

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Pretty sure pretty all road bike tires would go right through this gap.

Oh well.

Lawyer Ad or realtor Ad? – As Seen on the Back of a MUNI Bus

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

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Our SFMTA Lacks the Energy to Keep Up with the Foot of Golden Gate Avenue, So Unofficial Orange Cones Mingle with White Posts

Friday, July 29th, 2016

For a few days anyway, you’d see just a pair of white safe hit posts from the SFMTA here at the foot of Golden Gate near Market. But then along comes the unofficial SFMTrA to put the unofficial orange cones, which instigated the SFMTA into putting in the white posts, back up.

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So this is how the story ends, with the lazy SFMTA asking for more money to do what it’s paid to do already and some dude maintaining the orange cones on a regular basis…

SFMTA Inspector Pledges “Safe Streets” But Runs Red Lights on Market

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

I guess he sort-of-stopped in the middle of this crosswalk on Market outbound near Jones…

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…like you can see more than one red here, when the light is against you…


…but a second later he was off again, to wait for the reds at 7th:

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The signals at the goofy intersection of Market, McAllister, and Jones seem to be messed up lately, IDK why. There was a big redesign to make most of McAllister a two-way street in this area and that worked out OK I s’pose but this hasn’t been a good place to be in 2016.

(Note that the anti-pedestrian chains on the north side of the foot of McAllister have been removed, perhaps to fight crime. This place is pretty dysfunctional, of course.)

Anyway, here’s the kicker – the quite insincere I PLEDGE SAFE STREETS bumper sticker on the back:


On It Goes…

Word on the Street: “BIGGER BUSES COMING TO THE 5R FULTON [LIMITED] RAPID” – Is This a Good Thing?

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

IDK, man – 60 foot buses on McAllister?

Muni Forward: Bigger buses coming to the 5R Fulton Rapid

They’ll be like the Mammoth Car from Speed Racer, non?

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They’ll be just like this monster:

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Hello, Backwards MUNI. Hey, what are some of the downsides of this plan? Oh, none, none at all? Well, that’s reassuring. But hey MUNI? What about your Only In Frisco “work rules?” Are those a part of MUNIFORWARD? Oh they are, but you just don’t want to deal with them? OK. OK fine.

Anyway, here’s the “big” announcement:

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These big monsters look more comfortable on Mission, just saying:

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On It Goes…