Posts Tagged ‘not’

How to Lock Up Your Bike: Taking the Time to See If You’re Also Locking Up Somebody Else’s Bike

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

The owner of the red Nishiki managed to catch the rear brake cable of the blue bike at bottom.

Oh well.

San Francisco Really Really Wants to Tell Tourists How to Get to the Golden Gate Bridge – Signs Popping Up All Over

Friday, April 20th, 2012

I’ll tell you, the first time I saw one of these signs, I thought our local rich, white, old, crybaby, NIMBY homeowners had gotten together to create their own sign to direct drivers the hell away from the ‘hood.

But now I don’t know.

As seen on Geary:

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Who knows what SFGov has in store for us…

I Am Become Rob Anderson, #1: What the Heck is This Brand-New, Home-Made Sign on Fell Street? I Cry Foul

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

There’s no shortage of people who want to tell you what to do and how to do it, don’t you know.

As here, where it appears that a small cabal has paid good money for an orange sign to direct traffic away from Golden Gate Park.

Uh, this is not an official City and County of San Francisco sign. Ergo, it is an usurpation of authoritah:

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If this wobbly POS gets reinforced with about 100 pounds of QUIKRETE pronto, then it might last a week.

If not, then the over-under is two days, place your bets.

The sign you see above needs to be destroyed. This is not up for discussion.

“It is a visual and therefore, a visceral betrayal. Stop it.”

John Malkovich, Transformers III, Dark of the Moon

Turns Out That Skateboarding IS a Crime, At Least On State Property Like Our DMV Parking Lot – “2 CCR 1209”

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

The parking lot of our one and only DMV office gets locked up at night so that DMV customers have a place to park whenever enough DMV workers show up to actually open the joint.

But people love to use the lot after hours for two things:

1. Practicing the motorcycle turning test on the painted key you can see on the right; and

2. Skateboardin’

Turns out that you can’t roll any “wheeled conveyance” anywhere on California state propertah unless there’s an exception, per “1209(a) CCR.” (Or rather 2 CCR 1209(a), to make things easier.) 

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The funny thing is that this place is a haven for boarders. Where else are they going to find an unused parking lot in town?

(And the way I’m reading this, you can’t ride your bike through the parking lot neither. Oh well.)

All the deets:

“2 CCR § 1209

Cal. Admin. Code tit. 2, § 1209

Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness

Title 2. Administration

Division 2. Financial Operations

Chapter 3. Department of General Services

Subchapter 2. California State Police Division

Full text of all sections at this level Article 1. General (Refs & Annos)
Current selection§ 1209. Operation and Use of Bicycles, Rollerskates, Skateboards, and Other Wheeled Conveyances.

(a) The riding, operation or use of bicycles, rollerskates, skateboards, tricycles, or other wheeled conveyances is prohibited on State buildings and grounds except as follows:

(1) That portion of Capitol Park known as the “Thirteenth Street Walk” and described as that portion of Thirteenth Street between L and N Streets.

(2) Wheeled conveyances used by handicapped persons.

(3) Rollerskating is permitted, from dusk to dawn, seven days a week, on paths, walks and driveways in that portion of the State Capitol grounds extending from 13th Street to 15th Street and from L Street to N Street.

(4) Rollerskating is permitted from 6 p.m. to dusk, Monday through Friday and from dawn to dusk on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays on the State Capitol grounds extending from 10th Street to 13th Street and from L Street to N Street.

In no event shall rollerskating be permitted upon the steps of the Capitol, or in the interior of the Capitol or in the interior of any other state building, or in the driveway extending from L and N Streets into the State Capitol Garage.

(b) The parking of bicycles on State buildings and grounds is prohibited except at designated bicycle parking racks or facilities established by the Department.

(c) Otherwise permissible riding or operation of wheeled conveyances under this section shall be prohibited if such conveyance is operated or ridden in a manner other than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for pedestrians, weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of the area’s grounds.

In no event shall a wheeled conveyance be operated or ridden at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.