Another great capture from Area Photographer James Corrigan:
As seen on Geary…
As seen on the Streets of San Francisco:
And I don’t know what the (mostly white, mostly male, and highly Eurocentric) “urbanists” have been telling you, but vehicle registration in Frisco has never been higher (and this doesn’t even include all the cars on our streets that should be registered in CA but aren’t).
So sure, Lyft Uber ZipCar & Millennials Don’t Even Want Cars etc., sure.
But alls I’m saying is that the number of cars in SF isn’t going down, not at all. And let’s wait and see how DMV’s 2015 numbers look, when the time comes.
I mean, think about it. You can afford to move to Frisco but you can’t afford a car and a place to keep it, not even a used Yaris? What kind of lifestyle do you think these people have, those people who think, oh small fixer-upper in Noe for $1.5 million let’s BUY BUY BUY? It’s the kind that entails lots of social engagements and traveling about, so let’s buy/lease a Mini Cooper or a Prius.
If San Francisco even had a mediocre big city transit system, maybe things would be different. But we don’t so oh well.
So bring on the VW’s and the Honda Civicses.
And, specially in the the Western Addition and areas even further west, and also down in the southern reaches of town, bring on the pickups and SUV’s.
I think food manufacturers test-market a lot in Sac County ’cause it’s like a small snapshot of America, demographically speaking.
Anyway, here’s one voter:
(This was right by the freeway what has, about 80 miles away, a metal highway clean-up sign thanking “FRIENDS OF OBAMA” – I’ll have to try to get a shot of that sign the next time I pass through…)
[UPDATE: Herb Caen eventually recanted re: the Frisco Issue – see Comments. Or here’s the short version:“Balderdash,” Caen wrote. “The toughest guys on the old S.F. waterfront, neither rubes nor tourists, called it Frisco, and no effete journalist would have tried to correct them.”]
“Person that comes to your house to remove your used AA batteries because you’re too lazy to ‘dispose of them properly.'”
Here you go – they’ll come right to your place for pickup if you put your used batteries in a baggie:
“Curbside Battery Recycling Service – Most residents may place their batteries in a sealed plastic bag taped to the top of their black bin for curbside collection.”
This baggie system is news to me, as I’m accustomed to the Big Orange Bucket:
“Residents of multi-unit homes (4 units or more) should place batteries in their Orange Battery Bucket. If your building does not have one, ask your building manager to order one at (415) 330-1300. For more information on battery recycling, please visit: SFEnvironment.org/ecofinder
So who says our local garbage monopoly is all bad?
*As opposed to the actual Elon Musk. I’ll tell you, BEM is much cheaper for us than the real deal:
If the mountain won’t come to Muhammad…
Oh, it will? Never mind.
You live up front and carry around your ATV or motorcycles or whatever in the back
Is there a 5 MPH speed limit for RPD vehicles on paved paths in the parks of SF?
I think so.
All right, here are the two photos – they were taken at least a sixth of a second apart, you kids do the math:
Oh wait, Gentle Reader, I’ll do the math and I’ll do it without Roman numerals. Today’s lesson is brought to you by the numbers Nine, Five and Six:
Nine feet per second > Five miles per hour, right? [Trust me, Gentle Reader.]
And my aging SLR camera takes shots at Six frames per second maximum.
So Nine feet per second divided by Six frames per second equals one point five feet of movement per frame, exactly.
See how that works? If this truck can be seen to be moving more than 1.5 feet per frame then that means it was moving more than 9 feet per second and that means it was moving more than 5 MPH and that means that it was speeding per RPD policy, right?
I’ll note that this is the Panhandle “bike path,” which some people don’t even consider a part of Golden Gate Park – perhaps the rules are different here? IDK.
And perhaps “GPS records” would indicate that this truck was merely going 3 MPH. If that were the case, then I’d know that RPD was mistaken. Or lying. Again.
Your pick, Gentle Reader.
Of course, nobody died here and it’s not like this truck was going 15 MPH down the Panhandle bike path on a rainy night. But RPD workers violate RPD rules all the time, right? So, what to do?
Some race car drivers have a speed limiter button to use while pitting. As long as it’s engaged, then a racecar can’t go more than, say, 15 MPH or something, you know, for crew safety, even though the gas pedal is mashed all the way down. Could something like this work for the speeding workers of the RPD? IDK. Implementing a program like this would be expensive, but, of course, letting RPD workers speed along has been expensive and problematic and tragic (in many ways, in many ways) up ’til now, right?
Reader JR sent this one in. Read his words below.
If you want to see for yourself, take a look at the Streets View of JFK Drive near the Rose Garden, a little west of “425 JFK Drive, SF”
I think the bigger crime here is being oblivious to the big old honking Google Maps car going down JFK, but anyway.
Hey, is that Phil Ginsburg? (I can’t tell, but check out those sideburns. Does he wear a watch? Not that I know of.)
I was disturbed by the recklessness of a San Francisco Recreation and Park Department Employee killing a person (1). I looked further online into that.