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Posts Tagged ‘rider’
Red Hyundai vs. Mountain Bike at 4th and Market in Front of the Apple Store on Bike To Work Day 2016Friday, May 13th, 2016
An accident at 4th and Market during the evening drive means that buses will back up Market Street both ways. This was in the the Financial last night:
This was the scene. I didn’t see what happened.
An SFPD motor patrol officer said the bike rider had a broken back and a possible broken pelvis. He said that words might have been exchanged between the bike rider and somebody in the red Hyundai before the collision.
Last I heard, the bike rider was responsive and stable.
Lane-Splitting on the Wrong Side of the Yellow Line: How to Travel West on Eastbound Post Street – One Simple Trick!Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
Does this woman know what she’s doing? I can’t tell. Anyway, she was making her way to the intersection of Post and Webster by using a wrong-way lane. I’ve never seen this:
So, as a bike rider would feel free to pass cars queued up for a red light on the right side of the lane, she did so on the left side, except the left side in this case was eastbound Post. You can’t do that, Man!
If a car driver did this, s/he inevitably get stuck, but I guess with a scooter you can always nose your way back to where you belong with a quickness, is that the idea?
A dangerous game, IMO…
Meet The New SF Businessman: BART Hits Peak Hipster with This Camouflage Suit – A HARMLESS FORM OF AGGRESSIONMonday, August 10th, 2015
A great capture from Erin Sherbert:
Cf. Conversations with Tom Wolfe by Dorothy McInnis Scura:
“Q. First I must ask you: why do you affect those crazy white suits?
A. In 1962, I was in a tailor shop and had a conventional summer suit made from some white silk tweed that impressed me. But the suit was too hot for the summer. Then I began wearing it in December. People became annoyed by the sight of a white suit in winter. (Those were innocent times in 1962.) Soon I discovered I had this marvelous, harmless form of aggression going for me. So I branched out into white suits with double-vested weskits and rows of white-covered buttons. Getting dressed in the morning was suddenly fun.”
Here you go:
I guess this is a thing on the Streets of San Francisco…
I just can’t tell if the pedicab driver is making some kind of statement or just efficiently keeping the sun, the burning sun, we hates it forever, off of his noggin…
The SFMTA’s Crazy Traffic Signals at Fell and Shrader in the Western Addition, Just North of the PanhandleFriday, November 14th, 2014
The SFMTA makes all kinds of mistakes all the time, but it’s afraid to admit that it ever might have made a mistake ever, oh well.
Check out the newish light signals at Fell and Shrader:
(Filmed in Nike-Vision, except this woman is a real person who lives in the area and just happened to be passing through – quite unacceptable to those who reside in Niketown.)
So I understand the red bike and the upraised hand signal – so far so good.
And I understand the next phase, the I-do-what-I-want phase:
And then there’s this:
And then this:
And then back to all-red.
So now I understand what the SFMTA means, but I needed to study the lights.
IMO, the SFMTA should be focused on safety instead of ideology. IMO, the SFMTA should strive to keep things simple. IMO, the SFMTA should factor human nature into into its signal schemes. For example, this woman here entered into the intersection way late and had to rely upon the driver seeing her. Is the SFMTA at all curious as to why people might be confused by this unique-in-the-world intersection with its current signal setup? Not at all.