I’m at a loss here:
Posts Tagged ‘orange’
Our SFMTA Lacks the Energy to Keep Up with the Foot of Golden Gate Avenue, So Unofficial Orange Cones Mingle with White PostsFriday, 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.
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…
Here’s the pitch..
…and here’s the story, from a couple years back.
You cannot monetize public assets for individual company gain. Just because an app can be built, doesn’t mean it should be.
I’m a Co-Founder and CEO of a San Francisco based startup called CARMAnation (www.carmanation.com). We look to help solve parking issues via the true intentions of the sharing economy – working with the community to benefit the community. Our users share their PRIVATE available parking spots with one another.
Having tech startups trying to solve the parking problems with their own unique approach means there is a need to disrupt the industry. Technology is a wonderful thing, it can solve/simplify a lot of problems, but it has to be done right, otherwise “Monkey Parking” is what happens.”
I wonder how they’re doing.
Here’s the scene at the foot of Golden Gate yesterday during the Evening Drive – what’s new is the orange traffic cones:
So of course these cones are unofficial (unlike this one from last week, when a made member of our City Family put an orange cone near the curb so drivers wouldn’t run over the legs of people warming up in the slow lane of Market inbound).
50 vs. ONE – Or, 1 vs. FIFTY – The Anonymous Buildings of the First Block of California Struggle to Find an IdentityThursday, May 12th, 2016
Here’s John King’s take on the new sculpture / logo at 1 California. You can see it on the right here. But what else can you see – a tacked-on “50” hanging from 50 California:
Practically, these signs make things easier for newcomers to find their way around the canyons of the Financh, ’cause these generic skyscrapers are really generic.
In another universe, 50 California could have used “FIFTY” instead, and 1 California would have used a giant “1” instead, and life would have carried on pretty much the same…
And here’s the view down low:
And here’s the building next door, or at least this is how things used to be – I didn’t notice it last time I was up there…
A scraper bike is an ordinary bicycle that has been modified by its owner, typically with decorated spokes with candy-colored pinwheels and matching body and wheel colors, using tinfoil, re-used cardboard, candy wrappers and paint. Scraper bikes are credited for being popularized by Tyrone Stevenson in 2007 in Oakland, California, and are an offshoot of the scraper culture of car modification. The scraper bike gained notoriety in 2007 with the YouTube music video “Scraper Bikes” by Trunk Boiz.