Posts Tagged ‘red’

The Parking Man Cometh … to Paint Red Curbs on Fell from Baker to Shrader – Perhaps 20 Spaces Eliminated – SFMTA Hearing Feb 2nd

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

[UPDATE: I myself don’t read this SFMTA notice as a wholesale elimination of parking on the north side of Fell, As Seen On Reddit. (That kind of action would be much easier for the SFMTA to describe – they would just come out and said that.) IRL, this is going to be a bit of red paint here and there AFAICS.]

Here’s one of the PUBLIC HEARING notices just posted all over the western Fell street area:

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Of course there was the fatal accident on Fell at Baker last year – that could have something to do with this effort.

Apparently, parking in between crosswalks will be eliminated, at least on the north side of the Panhandle / the south side of Fell Street.

At first I thought that these areas might get used for UBER and Lyft pickup and drop off, but they’re on the wrong side of the road. Anyway, dropping your friend off in the Panhandle will be easier after all the red paint gets put down, sometime later this year…

“8. ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME
A. Fell Street, north side, from Baker Street to 17 feet easterly (extends existing 10-foot red
zone)
B. Baker Street, east side, from Fell Street to 5 feet southerly (extends existing 3-foot red
zone)
C. Fell Street, south side, from western crosswalk at Lyon Street to 49 feet easterly (prohibits
parking within “T” intersection)
D. Lyon Street, west side, from Fell Street to 12 feet northerly
E. Fell Street, south side, from western crosswalk at Central Avenue to 39 feet easterly
(extends existing 7-foot red zone to prohibit parking within “T” intersection)
F. Fell Street, north side, from Central Avenue to 10 feet easterly
G. Masonic Avenue, west side, from Fell Street to 11 feet northerly
H. Fell Street, south side, from western crosswalk at Ashbury Street to 38 feet easterly
(prohibits parking within “T” intersection)
I. Fell Street, south side, from Ashbury Street to 10 feet easterly
J. Ashbury Street, west side, from Fell Street to 11 feet northerly
K. Fell Street, south side, from Clayton Street to 10 feet easterly
L. Fell Street, north side, from Clayton Street to 10 feet easterly
M. Clayton Street, west side, from Fell Street to 11 feet northerly
N. Fell Street, south side, from western crosswalk at Cole Street to 38 feet easterly (prohibits
parking within “T” intersection)
O. Fell Street, south side, from Cole Street to 10 feet easterly
P. Cole Street, west side, from Fell Street to 10 feet northerly
Q. Fell Street, south side, from Shrader Street to 10 feet easterly
R. Shrader Street, west side, from Fell Street to 9 feet easterly”

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Gopher: It’s What’s for Dinner in Golden Gate Park

Friday, December 29th, 2017

It’s the circle of life:

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Buteo jamaicensis vs. Thomomys bottae

Frisco’s Nicest Garage Owners: Gingerly Pulling Out Instead of Calling the SFMTA to Tow Away _Two_ Vehicles

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

I didn’t think they could make it but they did:

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Both of the parked cars are illegally parked, perhaps two feet away from where they should be. If only one had followed the rules, then this wagon could have gotten out easily, instead of requiring a spotter.

I cry foul.

Anyway, this is the worst I’ve seen, in all my years…

Stumptown 94108: Palm Trees Belong in L.A., Not Frisco, Ch. CLXVII

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

To wit:

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Oh, here’s another:

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As seen in Union Square.

(Yet oddly, parrots from South America, as seen from the Filbert Steps, DO belong in SF, go figure.)

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I want to live in Los Angeles
OK by me in Los Angeles
No, not the one in South California
They got one in South Patagonia

It’s Not Just UBER and Lyft: Official SFMTA Taxi Driver Gets Group-Shamed After Seeing a Red as a Green at Bush and Divis

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Think Bro made it more than halfway across before he started slowly backing up. Anyway, this was a real red light running – there was no ambiguity here. The peds on the left stare, mouths agape:

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If it was me, I’d just make a right turn onto Bush and then get on with the friction of the day, but oh well:

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So what to do? Backing up in this type of sitch is dangerous as well of course:

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And here come the stare downs, and it looks like one ped is vaping at the hapless SFMTA-approved driver:

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A few WTF looks…

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…and then the final ped simply stops, the better to do one last stare down before the next green:

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A SoMA Mystery: LOVENTRUMP – What Does It Mean? – I’m Stumped

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

There’s this.

And there’s this.

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AFAIK, the locus of support of DJT is the precinct at McAllister and Fillmore in the Old Folks Home district.

As stated, I’m stumped.

Festive Holiday Drank – No Filter – Conclusion: Red + Green = Christmastime

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Believe it’s a strawberry / lime combo. This is how it comes out. Enjoy:

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Merry Christmas, Merry Part.

Flighty Driver Runs a Red in a Model X with a Factory Plate – This Isn’t a Good Look for Tesla Motors

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

You can generally go right on red to get onto Polk, but you need to stop first – there’s the rub. Or maybe slow down enough to qualify for a California Stop. But When you treat a red as if it were a green or a yellow, well, that’s running a red, six-figure Tesla driver:

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You see a lot of Teslas with manufacturer’s plates about Frisco. IDK why…

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[UPDATE: Oh, I said plates even though I know/knew that the DMV only issues one MFR plate at a time, and not in pairs the way it usually does for most cars. This means that the driver of this ride has an excuse for not having a Front License Plate, unlike so so many other Tesla drivers on the Streets of San Francisco these days. And I should note that this station wagon looks exceedingly ugly, from the standpoint of a normal person in 2017 – it’s on a par with a memorably ugly vehicle like a Pontiac Aztek, something like that. And the ridiculously large Conestoga wheels don’t help neither. Sry, not sry.]

The Most Proper Alfa Romeo I’ve Seen in Frisco, in All My Years – A 1750 Berlina, Born in the ’60s

Friday, December 1st, 2017

See what I mean? Proper:

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As seen on Fulton, at a red light, talking with the driver of this other aging Alfa, which just happened to be in the neighboring lane:

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Let’s just say Frisco is un sanctuario per aging Alfas, perche no?

SFMTA PCO Doesn’t Have Time for the Long Red Lights of Geary – A Legal U-Turn, But Against the Red

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

I guess this is like an “Idaho Stop,” but for Parking Control Officers.

So you stop for a red on outbound Geary, see that it will take a long time for the light to go green again and then after that it will take a long time for inbound traffic to clear enough for you to make a u, so you then just make your u-turn on a red light, thusly:

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I guess every little counts when you need to hit your ticket quota…

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