I understand how it served RPD to shut down practically all of Alamo Square for more than a year, but I don’t agree with it.
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Rec and Park Cancels Spring – But Here’s What Alamo Square Looks Like from the Wrong Side of the FenceFriday, March 24th, 2017
And what’s the reply? Give us more money, most likely.
“Rec & Park seems under the impression that garbage cans somehow create litter. No, really: Since cans often overflow and people have a habit of leaving garbage on top of or just off the side of an empty can, a certain civic theory goes that cutting out the cans will in turn cut out the overall garbage. Admittedly, there is a certain logic to this, in the same way that chopping off your hands prevents arthritis.”
And here’s the Panhandle – this can is doing the work of three now:
(Perhaps for different reasons, IDK. But actually, I’m totally baffled as to why they removed ALL the garbage cans from Dolores Park either. Somehow this makes sense to the ppl inside RPD.)
RPD has all these plans to do things, but there’s nobody around to make it do the things it doesn’t feel excited about doing.
So who runs RPD? It’s Michael D. Brown, basically. So you can either say, “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job,” or not.
Brownie wants to build new bridges. Brownie doesn’t want to take care of the existing bridges he’s been made steward of…
Those unfamiliar with Frisco, many ppl, have asked me if cars ever get stuck in street parking spaces, owing to no lines telling you where to park.
So if Bro here, who’s now trying to escape, parked in this space without causing mayhem and then managed to expertly go on his way, well then BRAVO:
But more likely, he was blocked in and had to wait to get out. (I didn’t stick around to find out.)
In that case, this sitch is either the fault of the Subie driver ahead or the Honda driver behind. One simply can’t tell…
You never used to see this, regular SFPD patrol cars enforcing traffic laws. Typically, the Motor Patrol (motorcycles) would get you – they’d enforce traffic all the live long day. And if you got a ticket from a regular patrol car, well, you must have really messed up.
But these are the days of enforcement actions, where the focus is on traffic patrol.
Hey, does Park Station sometimes go a month or two not handing out a single solitary ticket to a pedestrian or bike rider? Yes, yes it does. Look at their stats. It seems that, in the interest of safety, the SFPD should have those groups ascared of getting a ticket as well. But no, zero enforcement, at least during some months, means zero risk of getting a ticket in the area* and that’s why about half of the ped vs. driver and bike vs. driver accidents in Frisco are the fault of the driver, and the other half not.**
*It varies by station, of course, but the whole city is like this, with bad-attitudes peds all over.
**And this fact is so politically charged that we the public no longer get to hear about the fault of deadly accidents about town. I think that disclosure ended in calendar 2014. These days the focus is upon “mistakes” made by all concerned, but that’s not a safety approach, that’s a political approach. So hearing a non-engineer*** mayoral (politics!) appointee (politics!) talking about his safety organization is a bit a joke, some feel.
***Not a necessity, but it’d be nice.
Tell the Truth 2016 visits Frisco in a 15-passenger van:
I’m thinking the CCC should prolly take their name off of their surplus vans…
Not Only Do Our Tourists Spend $45 to Park for Two Hours Near Fishermans Wharf, They Queue Up to Do SoTuesday, August 2nd, 2016
As seen on Bay. Ouch:
Anyway, three drivers were loitering in the lot, just waiting for a chance to take their turn to spend $45.
Of course you could park there all day long for the same amount, but the person I spoke with was there for less than two hours. I myself parked on neighboring Francisco for free, but I didn’t mention that as the $45 was long gone by then. So I just said, “Yep, Frisco is pricey.”
Or you can line up for the F Market, but at the nearby stop operators weren’t even stopping.
Or you can walk.