Here’s St. Agnes:
That’s parking done right.
And here’s Bush Street, where anybody can just put up cones to claim a lane:
This is parking done wrong.
Let’s see here, oh, still an abysmal 2 star rating from Yelp. The Ford GoBike / BABS people could easily fix this situation by changing the wording of their marketing, BUT they don’t feel like it, Man, obvs.
Anyway, they’re still double parking their Mercedes Benzes on Market, and sometimes that causes problems for MUNI buses, as here near Second Street.
Illegal turns off of Market too – are the GoBike people allowed to do that? IDK. IDTS.
And oh yes, bikes aren’t transit, sry. You could pass a law that says that bicycles have something to do with transit, just as you could write a law what says cats are dogs for the purposes of a Leash Law, but that wouldn’t actually make cats dogs, right?
And here’s the defense of GoBike, seemingly written by an employee. I’m not saying an employee wrote this, but this is how an employee/owner might look at things, FBOW:
I am finding out that many people have given poor reviews because they thought they could pull a fast one and take off with one of the shared bicycles for a whole day for a measly $9. I’ve sometimes told tourists on the Golden Gate bridge that they should think of returning their bikes before they ruin themselves (they tell me I’m wrong, that they rented the bike for 24 hours…). There are dozens of perfectly decent stores around North Beach that will rent them a bike for $40. Bay Area Bikeshare is being penalized because folks choose not to read the price list (which is printed in large characters) and they are not familiar with how every bike sharing system in the world works.
But I don’t think you can try to “pull a fast one” without being aware that you’re doing it, I’m srsly.
Oh BABS, will you ever win?
The is JFK Drive heading west. What you’re seeing is the westbound lane, then the new parking area people are suppose to use, then there’s the “buffer zone” or the unloading zone or the do not park here zone, and then there’s the bike lane (and then the curb and then a strip of putting green and then the sidewalk).
But drivers don’t feel like following the rules because then they’d be hanging their rear view mirrors out in traffic, so they split the difference and park halfway betwixt the main lane and the bike lane – basically they’re ignoring the marked right-side-only buffer zone and making their own left and right side buffers. Thusly:
And the two rides in the distance:
So what ends up happening is that people unload in the bike lane, sometimes.
This is fucked up man.
Even the SFMTA ppl will tell you that.
I’ll tell you, Hollywood just doesn’t get our local parking rules:
Anyway, this is a large production, with many people and vehicles on site today near our Rose Garden
Of course, RPD has Rangers on site, but they’re sitting around far away near Stow Lake. And really, the requirement to have them is more of a jobs program than anything else. (So as long as Hollywood pays RPD’s high fees I don’t think a Park Ranger cares what they do – nobody’s likely to try to enforce rules on our paying guests.)
So the “creatives” from Los Angeles County feel put upon because they have to pay big bucks to work in a very expensive place* and then our locals resent the Angelenoses’ general cluelessness.
And it’s like, “We’d be better off in Vancouver,” and I’m like yes! Maybe you all would be…
*NBC’s Trauma was like this. Filming on location was an attempt to make it special but that meant that it couldn’t survive with anything less than yuge ratings
Market in the Financh is down to just one lane, in parts, these days, right? So you can’t just stop and wait for your fare to come down an elevator, right? Frisco aint Tracy, CA, right?
After getting yelled out by Bike To Work Day, Uber driver from the South Bay scooched on over enough to let more people squeeze by.
It’s just not possible to legally pick riders up like this, sry.
On It Goes…
I hadn’t thought of this new biz for a couple years, but now here it is, spotted in the wilds of the Financh:
I guess Bro here just drove a rental Prius to somebody’s home, took out his Bianchi and is now heading home? I think that’s how things work.