Posts Tagged ‘richmond’

Balboa Dip, Two Angles

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Who says The Richmond is boring?


This is, and has been, a thing – see?


Hey, should these two blocks be on the Strava? Well, since there’re stop signs at the bottom of the dip, the answer is NO. Unless the “King of the Mountain” can actually stop, wait for any cross traffic to clear and then climb up to the next intersection in just 13 seconds…

If only Strava had more lawyer-advisors, you know, instead of the lawyer-investors, then Strava might look at this issue differently…

Bi-Rite Market vs. Bi-Rite Market: Know the Difference – Balboa Out in the Richmond vs. the Regular Kind

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Here’s one kind of Bi-Rite, as seen en La Misión


…and here’s the other kind, as seen en El Distrito de Richmond:


As you can see, there’s quite a difference.

The Ground Delivery Robots of Balboa Street: Starship Technologies Tests in the Richmond District

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Well, here you go, as ably told by San Francisco Chronicle scribe Carolyn Said:

Starship robots try out deliveries on SF sidewalks

And here’s the scene, yesterday:


Kind of cute, I suppose. Like something out of 1973’s Sleepers:


This passerby was fascinated – she couldn’t get enough of this:


And in the world capital of illegally parked Mercedes Benzes, what do we find on the sidewalks of the Outside Lands, of the Great Sand Wastes of the Middle Richmond, but this? The little robot took a while to think and then simply went around the scofflaw’s car, easy peasy:


And of course, Facebook, Twitter and some video of this press event here.

Is this The Future?

Traffic, Balboa Street – This Segway was Supposed To Take Over the World

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Do Segway piloti ever see other Segway piloti? IDK

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It wasn’t supposed to be like this. IT was supposed to be a transportation revolution – deets from the other side of Frisco, with Bezos and Jobs at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, back in the aughts.

The Speed Limit on Western JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park is No Longer Just 10 MPH – “SLOW DOWN”

Monday, August 29th, 2016

IDK, maybe somebody hacked this sign to say what it says. Regardless, this is a big improvement over the 10 MPH sign it used to be just a few days back:

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More changes are coming for this area, before 2017, to prevent you from using JFK the way you’re used to…

“I’ll Take BOXY THINGS WE DON’T NEED ANYMORE for $400, Alex!” – A Scene from The Richmond

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Do we need cars anymore? IDK, but we have more registered in the history of Frisco right now, just saying. Anyway, this boxy 1973 BMW 2002 is totally max:

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But the cathode ray tube (CRT) TV abandoned on the Avenues? Nobody wants that, obvs.

And the USPS letter box? It doesn’t get so much use anymore, but just try taking it away – you’ll hear howls of protest with a quickness I’m sure. (Or people’d email their complaints, more likely, these days.)

Which box do you prefer?

Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell-Car Spotted in the Wild

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

This is the second Toyota Mirai hydrogen car I’ve ever seen (unless it’s the first and it’s the same ride I saw inside the dealership on Geary last year):

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Anyway, these vehicles are out on the streets of San Francisco now, that’s the update…

The Speed Limit on a Stretch of JFK Drive is Now 10 MPH

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

This official “SLOW TO 10 MPH” sign was up near Speedway Meadow during Outside Lands 2016, but it’s still there now long after OL’s blown town:

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The limit goes back up to 25 MPH near 30th Avenue?

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(This trailer doesn’t “see” bikes, AFAIK, unlike some others.)

Changes to the “access” we have to JFK are coming soon, but I don’t know what they are and if this is a part of it.

Our Presidio sometimes records license plate numbers and checks timestamps to see who’s “cutting through” the park (instead of having the Presidio as a destination in itself). The Presidio People think “Cut Through Traffic” is evil, but really, all traffic is cut-through traffic to somebody. Oh well.

If SFGov wants people to use Fulton instead of JFK, there will be some problems with that…

An Up-Close View of the Prius-Killing Tree of Clement Street

Friday, August 12th, 2016

This attack from a few months back…


…came from this tree, which still shows where it broke apart:

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Beware beware…

Disrupt Sea Cliff: Somebody’s Buying 7200 Square Feet of Real Estate Near West Clay Street But It’s a Communal Driveway for Millionaires?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Reddit asks, “Is this a joke?

But it’s right here on the MLS – yours for $35,000:

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And here’s an aerial view:

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That was the wind-up, now here’s the pitch:

“Existing driveway that has easements for all owners to use. You will own property in San Francisco and control the driveway. You can not build or park anything in this driveway since there is no room. Lot with no warranties expressed or implied about use or zoning. I know, it’s crazy, but this is a way to own real estate in the city! And yes, you will own the air and underground rights. Get creative!

I don’t see how the buyer is going to get any money out of this parcel, but I’m not so creative.

If you have more money to burn like this, consider nearby Red Rock Island and the northern tip of San Francisco County