An aspirational message from somebody who still uses at least a bit of that foreign oil:
I guess this is a pro-fracking sentiment…
This is how things started, back in aught-twelve – I thought it was just another hipster thing, but no, it was Lyft.
But after a little rain or a little urine from a taxi driver got on those things, well, this plan wasn’t sustainable.
This glowstache worked out much better:
It too is gone now, replace by the Latest Thing.
Designed by the brand creatives behind Virgin America, the Glowstache is the first Lyft icon to light up streets nationwide. Each one helps increase awareness of Lyft in your city, meaning more demand for your rides, and no chance of getting lost in a crowd. The status symbol was produced solely for top Lyft drivers. Like its three-foot ancestor, the Carstache, it’s now retired while we design the next big thing — but if you’re lucky, you might just spot one on the road.”
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.
IDK, man, you can get away with this at around 10:00 PM or so, but the proper way to handle things during rush hour is to exit the Chevron on Masonic. Otherwise you end up blocking traffic for a minute or so, and you have all the concomitant honking ‘n stuff. JMO
Let’s hope this Prius driver sees the mistake here…
1. Erratic driving
2. Toyota Prius
3. Inappropriate double parking – I know it when I see it. You will too after you drive around town for a couple weeks.
4 Trade Dress – you can sort of see it here, a backwards “C,” or an U for Uber, or anything pink for Lyft
5. License plate holder from out of town
Those are the basics.
This attack from a few months back…
…came from this tree, which still shows where it broke apart:
Try not to breathe while reading this Gentle Reader, you know, since we’re “halt”-ing CO2:
I’ll tell you, you can’t not burn the guzzolene if you operate a Chevy Volt. I know people who live in Frisco and are able to minimize gasoline use by charging at home and only taking short trips. Even then, they’re still using gasoline, as a helper to get up hills or merely to keep the gasoline from getting too skunky / to maintain the gas engine part of the machine by simply using it, whether you want it to or not.
But oh, you’re “a part of the solution?” OK, maybe. What I’m saying, though, is your “HALT CO2” License Plate is Mounted One Foot Away from a Hidden Tailpipe What Emits … Carbon Dioxide. Just so long as you know…
Of course I’ve been around in Frisco longer than the SFMTA so I have sperpective on the SFMTA that differs from how the SFMTA looks at itself, like it’s a “forward-looking” agency and whatnot.
Anyway, I’ve never seen this kind of saturation of PCOs on our streets during the PM commuting hours. So take a look at that link and then look at these from Friday.
Like on Thursday at Bush and Sansome, you had a PCO with his hands in his pockets simply waving cars through at the proper time. But on Friday, Here Come Da Judge, handing out tickets with abandon. I’ll tell you, this Prius driver didn’t do himself any favors, as it doesn’t really speed up your commute to improperly sit in a crosswalk for a minute or so. But it DOES get you a fat three-figure “parking” ticket. Sure, try to fight it, but PCO dude just took a digital photo of you, so lots of luck:
What’s this another Prius 30 seconds later? A ticket for you too, prolly, I couldn’t tell. But the Nissan on the left? That’s what the PCO is writing up right now.
So why do some PCOs help wayward drivers from out of town not block the box some days and yet on other days just sit back and ticket away? IDK
Now let’s head over to 6th and Market to see an Uber driver gesturing “what’s a matta you” to a PCO stationed there
Unlike Bush and Sansome, drivers coming down Golden Gate to 6th (and later the 101 or Bay Bridge) actually have a chance of not blocking the box if they creep through the intersection right before a yellow. So maybe this Prius driver didn’t get a ticket after all. Even though he’s yelling at somebody with the power to hand out tickets.
And here’s the PCO, making hand-written notes? Recording a license plate number? Writing poetry? IDK.
Anyway, I’ve seen many sorts of strategies from our SFMTA over the years / decades. I don’t really understand them all. Alls I know is that the SFMTA strives to become bigger bigger bigger each and every year, whether it acts properly or not. Oh well.
And I’ll tell you, I’d never go to Walnut Creek or Mountain View and block the box, and if I did, I wouldn’t go on a loud tirade against anybody who might give me a block the box citation. But, for some reason, out of towners with long long commutes in their Toyota Priuseses do, oh well…