Posts Tagged ‘parker’

Double-Parking: It’s Your Right as a San Franciscan, Particularly When You’re Riding in a Convoy

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

On most streets, nobody’s going to stop you, so why not do it?

The only downside would be causing an accident, ’cause you could have some liability there.

But see? These gals are Doin’ It Right – they parked in the middle of the block. Whatever you do, don’t park too close to a cross-street:

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Ah, breaker one-nine, this here’s the Rubber Duck. You gotta copy on me, Big Ben, c’mon?

Ah, yeah, 10-4, Big Ben, for sure, for sure. By golly, it’s clean clear to Flag Town, c’mon.

Yeah, that’s a big 10-4 there, Big Ben, yeah, we definitely got the front door, good buddy.

Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy…

If the SFMTA Had Been in Charge of Fighting World War II, We Would Have Lost World War II – Fulton Street

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Together forever, in  Ignatius Heights from a few days back:

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PS: MUNI sucks. And San Francisco’s “strong Mayor” systems sucks as well. Perhaps there’s a relationship there…

PPS: Speaking of which, Mayor Ed Lee’s approval rating is now in the 40′s and MUNI’s on-time rating is down in the 50′s. Perhaps there’s a relationship there…

PPPS: An on-time rating is a fairly stupid way to keep track of MUNI, but it’s what we have so oh well.

And no one’s been lying
‘Cause we don’t lie any more

San Francisco’s Best Parallel Parker of 2009 Has Got to be This Guy

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Even with a spotter, trying to park this trailered rig on the left side of Fell Street, well that can’t be a picnic. The very prospect of thinking about which way to turn the stearing wheel gives me a headache.

Didn’t see how this one turned out, but just for the bold attempt, and considering the degree of difficulty, this man deserves to be San Francisco Parallel Parker of the Year, 2009.

¡Bienvenido a San Francisco!

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The Shimmering Towers of San Francisco’s St. Ignatius Church at USF

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

On the campus of the University of San Francisco at the corner of Parker and Fulton, you’ll find St. Ignatius Church.

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Well-lit at night, it can be seen from many parts of the City.

Parallel Parking in San Francisco – The Exact Wrong Way to Do It

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Now take a look at this full-size Chevrolet Silverado work truck parked on the Streets of San Francisco (a Quinn Martin Production). The driver literally had about one inch of maneuvering space fore and aft, so it was fairly obvious he wasn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Whose fault is it? Either the driver of the Subaru wagon on the left or the 3-series BMW on the right. The onus is on you, the parker, to make sure others can get out, right?  

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In this case, the Chevy owner gave up and the BMW left a few hours later. It was replaced by a MINI Cooper, whose owner actually checked to see if he left enough space.

That’s your transportation-related Lesson of the Day

¡Bienvenido a San Francisco!

The Primary Colored Houses of San Francisco’s Inner Richmond District

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

When it comes time to paint your house, consider using only the three primary additive colors - red, green, and blue. But don’t mix them or anything. That would be like cheating.

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Could University of San Francisco students somehow be involved? Possibly.