Imagine something like this in Frisco:
MERCY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 500; Location: 3250 19TH AVE; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
Let’s take a look up Bush Street from Sansome to see what it’s like during the evening drive.
It can start pretty early – look at the shadows:
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It’s not gridlock, but it’s very slow. Drivers make it one or two car lengths per light cycle.
Starting on Bush to get to 1st Street to get to the coveted Bay Bridge on-ramp can take more than a half-hour.
Now what some people in this situation do is say this is ridiculous and then find another way to the bridge. They substitute
Others just stew in their rides – some of these people enjoy honking, you know, as an outlet.
And there’s yet another option.
You can just use the little-used left turn lane after Montgomery and then, and this is key, go straight through the intersection at Sansome to use the BUS TAXI ONLY lane to pass all those su
Now it seems that drivers would get ticketed for this maneuver, but I’ve never seen it happen.
(Cops hate traffic more than you do, so they never hang out here. Come to think of it, I don’t see too many buses or taxis using this special lane either. And I don’t think any forward-facing cameras on any SFMTA vehicle can get you neither)
Of course, then you gotta make it another four arduous blocks to the bridge, oh well.
But otherwise, this is the perfect crime.
The driver of this car was taking Oak to get back to the Peninsula this afternoon but she ended up flipping her Honda Civic just before Divisadero.
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So as traffic backed up for miles along Oak, the SFPD began its investigation:
The Honda Shadow:
San Francisco’s “Comeback Neighborhood of the Year” is the host of this scene, betwixt abandoned sidewalk sofas and the LaunderLand:
Now I’ll tell you, we were supposed to get a freeway to link up the terminuseses of 101 and 280 with the Golden Gate Bridge, but what we got instead was Fell and Oak with three or four one-way lanes each way timed for 35 MPH. But these days, for various reasons, the Fell/Oak twins don’t play the substitute freeway role as well.
Recently, this intersection at Divis. has become a bottleneck owing to the inefficient* left arrow phase for southbound traffic on Divisadero to allow drivers to get on eastbound Oak. I’m not sure, but this configuration might have confused or upset the Civic driver, who was driving “all squirrelly” near Broderick shortly before this accident.
*Hey, how about a big fat “NO LEFT TURN” sign for southbound drivers on Divisadero? This intersection wasn’t made “for the neighbors,” so there’s no reason for the people who live in this area to have more of a say than those poor, wretched souls who live way out there in the West Bay, you know, the Sunset and the Richmond. This new left turn phase, like the one at Octavia for inbound Market Street drivers, appears to be a sop for DivCo / NoPA / EaPA locals…
Well, this one should be simple:
“Green zones and green meters are for public use and are not reserved for particular establishments.”
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Also, if you want a wedding dress cleaned the charge is $140, but if you go someplace else and say it’s a Black and White Ball dress, then the charge is just $15. And, of course at Bluebird Cleaners, girls pay more, as always. It’s all on the Yelp.
Why do people out in the West Bay think they own the streets adjacent to their private property?
“Green zones are for short-term parking, generally less than 10 minutes. In non-metered areas, green zones are indicated by a green curb marking with a ten-minute time limit. Standard effective hours are 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
In metered areas, short-term parking can be designated by a green meter with either a 15- or 30-minute time limit, in lieu of a painted curb. The effective hours for green meters are the same hours of operation as adjacent meters. Green zones and green meters are for public use and are not reserved for particular establishments. Please also note that vehicles bearing disabled placards or plates are exempt from the time limits for green zones or green meters.
Green zones or limited time meters are not intended for private parking. Such zones are intended for establishments where transactions are predominantly short-term – 10 minutes – in nature. Typical establishments that may qualify for a green zone are dry cleaners, florists, small neighborhood grocery/deli convenience stores, audio-visual repair shops, shoe repair shops, postal shipping centers, and hardware stores. Other establishments are reviewed on a case-by case basis. Among other reasons, green zone requests may be denied if private off-street parking is available, there are adjacent limited time zones nearby, or the establishment’s transactions are not predominantly short-term in nature.
A processing fee is required for either a green zone or a green meter. If approved at the public hearing, painted green zones are required to be renewed every two years thereafter; see the white/green zone fee schedule. When applying for a painted green zone, please do not combine processing with painting/installation fees. Please send only the processing fee with your application. Green meter zones are not required to be renewed and there is no paint/installation fee.”
This former Blockbuster Video store (remember those, kids?) at 2400 Irving near 25th in the Middle Sunset District has been sitting empty for a while. All the more reason to use graffiti to help get the place re-rented.
The rent is only $3 per square foot*, but remember, it’s ON IRVING DURING A RECESSION!
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If Video Killed the Radio Star, then NetFlix Killed the Video Store.
But oh noes! La Ciudad no tiene gusto de la pintada:
Or maybe especially erudite taggers who know all about commercial real estate are out there in the Middle Fog Belt and they aren’t afraid to show it?
You’re going to love, love, love this place!
*$300? $3.00? Per Month? Per Year? Purchase? Lease? They never make it explicit. Oh well.