Who but a Western Addition millionaire homeowner would have the temerity to start tagging up our streets?
Posts Tagged ‘parking’
The Line of Cars Queuing Up to Enter Trader Joes #100 is Now Officially OUT OF CONTROL – Oftentimes Backing Up to Euclid These DaysTuesday, November 17th, 2015
Here’s the view from the north…
…and here’s the view from the south:
Mind you, this is after SFGov originally “planned” things and also after SFGov “fixed” things by “giving” a lane of Masonic to TJ’s.
So southbound Masonic, the Great Connector betwixt Pine and Geary and Pine and Turk and Pine and Fell, and eventually Lincoln, goes down to one lane, oh well.
Mind you, not all the ppl in the slow lane want to shop at TJ’s – some are just stuck there until the fast lane opens up. This of course is also a symptom of the problem.
Getaround Rent-A-Car Attains Personhood Status – Big Corporation Granted Coveted Residential Parking Program (RPP) Permits?Thursday, November 5th, 2015
I thought you needed to prove that you lived (or worked, in some cases) in the area in order to qualify for the Residential Parking Permit Program.
Is Getaround Rent-a-Car now a resident in the 94117?
So you can’t park in Getaround Rent-a-Car’s (formerly public) parking spaces for even one minute, but Getaround Rent-a-Car can park in your spaces all day long?
Parallel Parking v. Diagonal Parking – Look What Happens When You Try to Nose Into a Space and Then Block a Big MUNITuesday, November 3rd, 2015
I don’t what this articulated bus was doing at Pine and Fillmore but I DO know that this driver was making a spectacle of herself:
All the local yokels could do was stare with mouths agape:
IDK, maybe she was claiming firsties on a rare empty parking space, but the lesson here is that you first need to get parallel afore you can park parallel…
Grading the Getaround Rental Car Company on How It Maintains the Formerly Public Parking Spaces It’s Supposed to MaintainThursday, October 29th, 2015
Hey, here’s a question – why can’t our SFMTA issue tickets for blocking street sweepers if the spaces they’re taking up need cleaning?
And here’s an answer – the rental car companies don’t feel like getting tickets, so they had our laws written for their benefit.
Are there any other answers?
Not that I can think of…
Sinner Parking, Weekly Sabbath – On the #2 Lane of Bush Street, Blocking Traffic – How NOT to Double-ParkWednesday, October 14th, 2015
These Sinners break at least two Parking Commandments each and every week:
Let’s read them, from TK
“DO NOT DOUBLE PARK:
a. Anywhere near an intersection.
b. Anywhere, at any time, on Fell, Oak, Gough, Franklin, Turk between Van Ness and Divisadero, any of those little tiny streets in Bernal Heights or those alleys in the Mission, or anywhere else you’re going to royally fuck up traffic.
As we can see here, assuming that you’re going to make and take illegal parking spaces every week, because you can, THOU SHALT NOT:
Put your cones so close to an intersection.
You see how that works?
Oh what’s that, the City knows what you’re doing but it’s afraid of blowback from your parishioners come Election Day? Well, Jim Jones got away with similar things, and worse, when he was pushing SFGov around decades ago.
Do you want to be like Jim Jones?
Five Seconds of Masonic: How Trader Joe’s Shoppers Play a Deadly Game of Frogger Every Day – And No One CaresTuesday, October 13th, 2015
And here’s the caboose of this jaywalking / jay-running train:
I’ve been tilting at this windmill for a while now. At first on SFist back about 2007 or so and then on this tiny blog. The first TJ’s shopper death came a few years back. The next will come tomorrow or next year or in another five years, something like that.
What’s that, the speed limit here is 25 MPH and cars come through “speeding” all the time? Well, not really. Average speed for southbound traffic is fairly low. And for northbound, it’s not all that fast either. And oh, the limit on this stretch of Masonic is 30 MPH.
What’s that, Planning and DPW and the all-knowing, all-seeing SFMTA have a plan for Masonic and it’s coming soon? Well, not really. The project wasn’t as “shovel-ready as promised so they’ve loaned the Masonic-designated pork for other stuff. A “new” Masonic will eventually come, but not above Geary and TJ’s and all the photos you can see are all from north of Geary.
That’s the update for 2015.
Let’s Knife: Standing in a Parking Space on Geary to “Reserve It” for Friends Driving Around Blocks Away is UnhealthyFriday, October 9th, 2015
Why? Because somebody just might cut you, you know, in a knife fight that you just might get involved with in the 94118, despite the fact (or, especially because?) you yourself don’t ever carry a knife:
Or, in other words, you can’t really save a parking spot by standing in it because it’s agin the law.
All right, enough controversy, Let’s Knife!