Posts Tagged ‘parked’

The HEY BUDDY Note You WOULDN’T Mind Getting – A NON Passive-Aggressive Message

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Mischief managed, easy peasy, by these note writers:

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(If this were my car, I’d slink away and then make sure that I’d NEVER park there again. But this aint my car. Anyway, this note is a GOOD thing, IMO, in that it’s much better than footing the bill for a tow job.)

And let’s file “buddy” under Somewhat Disrespectful Terms For People Whose Names You Don’t Know, along with Chief

A Tent City Moves: Mayor Ed Lee’s Vietnam – He Can Take Any Hill in the Theater, But He Can’t Win the War

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

[TRIGGER WARNING: Military Analogy – “taking the hill” as in Hill 937 during the Vietnam War, for example. Also Personal Vietnam, as with DJT. Also a kind of Sports Reference, to the Big Game.]

This is 498 11th Street, let’s say. Really, it’s across the street from the end of the even side of the 400 block of 11th, but if I told you I was talking about the long-lasting Tent City (2015-2017) across the street from 498 11th, you’d go there and look around and say, “Oh, there it is.”

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How would you describe it? I almost don’t recognize the place, without tents* and parked RV/stolen-bicycle-part-processing stations.** Anyway, DPW SFPD SFMTA and other SFGov alphabet soups geared up*** to take this hill, betwixt Potrero and a Best Buy parking entrance/exit, really just part of one side of one city block, and now the water trucks come by three (3!) times a day, Mayor Willie Brown-style.

And this is 400 11th Street more or less. You can see the structure made to hold up the Veteran’s Cab sign on the left and the I-80 freeway on the right. In essence, a small Super Bowl Tent City moved one block, about 100 meters, a mere tenth of a Klick (Military Slang), to the northwest:

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IMO, absolutely nothing has changed, after this huge, years-long effort.

A solution to this whole issue is Above My Pay Grade. I’m just offering my Sit Rep.

Over and Out.

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Stanley Roberts Gets Results: SFMTA People Behaving Less Badly After Report on KRON4

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Here’s the result: MUNI workers parking in the exclusive MUNI-only parking lot:

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Of course, this might seem a little odd since our SFMTA MUNI has a “transit-first” policy, but this sitch is an improvement over what’s been going on for years, an improvement over City Family workers allowing other City Family workers to park wherever the Heck they want.

Anyway, I just happened to notice this distinct Caddy car, which used to improperly park all the live-long day on Geary

Here’s the early August report from Stanley Roberts what embarrassed our SFMTA MUNI into compliance, if only for a short while so far:

Poor UBER Lyft Driver Gets Pwned for $192 for Overnight Parking in Golden Gate Park / Parking at “Car-Free” Saturday

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Perhaps not an UBER driver, but you can never tell. A lot of them swing both ways.

What was this driver thinking leaving this ride in Golden Gate Park? IDK

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The entrance at 7th Avenue and Lincoln states that towing is a possibility for overnight parkers.

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This side of the sign might be hard to read from a distance…

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…but this side isn’t.

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Oh well, a couple hundred of dollars later, a lesson learned…

Hit and Run: Frisco Driver Hit a Car, Which Hit Another Car, Which Hit Another Car, Which Hit Another Car

Friday, May 5th, 2017

An oldie but a goodie, from back in the day.

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These days, there’s be a Prius or two in the mix.

The Sleeper Cab of This Tractor Trailer is Huge, Bigger Than Some Frisco Apartments – As Seen in Golden Gate Park

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

This thing is yuge compared with what I think of sleeping in a 18-wheeler is like.

BJ could raise a whole troop of  Bears in there, most likely

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So what’s the rent?

Sprint’s Giant Sidewalk Ad on Market Near Third

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

I guess putting the ad on the bike and then parking it here for tout le monde to see makes this exercise almost legal:

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It was there the day afore as well.

That’s using your noodle, Sprint!

When This House was Built in the Richmond, I’ll Bet Nobody Thought a Car Would Ever Get Parked Here – One Simple Trick

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Remember Smart Cars will fit anywhere!

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Even when they don’t, owners think they do, oh well.

Scoot Quad Microcars on the Streets of San Francisco – Six Dollars for a Half-Hour of Mobility

Monday, November 7th, 2016

First there was the Renault Twizy:

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As seen on Page:

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And now there’s the highly similar Nissan Quad:

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Race them if you want to:

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All the deets:

Scoot Quad
A Scoot Quad is a mini electric car that can carry two people. Say hello to the Quads and get ready to explore the city in a whole new way.

Performance
• Top speed of 25 MPH
• Range of 40 city miles

Sustainability
• $1 of electricity to fill ‘er up from a normal wall outlet
• Gets the equivalent of 250 MPG (after doing the math to convert the electrical energy to dirty gas equivalent)
• Produces 6% of the CO2 per mile of a car (including the emissions from the power plants that make the electricity)

Details
• US drivers license and Scoot membership required
• Carries two people — that’s what the backseat is for!
• No freeways, bridges, or roads with speed limits over 35 MPH

Pricing
• Quads are $6 up to 30 min, 20¢ per minute afterwards.

SAME OLD STORY: Big Mercedes Double Parked on Market Street

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Someday I’ll ride one of these big heavy bikes, definitely for 30 minutes or less though…

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(BABS / Ford doesn’t care what you think about BABS, not really. It will give you half your money back if you get confused by its marketing and end up getting charged ten times more than you thought you would, IF you contact them about your experience, so there’s that…)