Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

SFMTA Forces Pedestrians to Wait as Pickups Turning Left Get Priority – At Recently “Improved” Oak and Baker

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

So, this truck has priority and then a few seconds later peds may cross:

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This is similar to the design at masonic O’Farrell / Anza and Masonic, where peds also need to wait at the start of the signal, so about three or four drivers (assuming they’re paying attention – if they’re not sometimes only one car makes it through, sadly) can turn. And then when that’s done, peds may cross, not that ppl aren’t confused still, with that odd intersection.

Did I mention that Target paid for the signals at O’Farrell and Masonic? That seems to have had an effect upon design, you know, what with the SFMTA being the political animal it is…

Iconic: “AW∑SOME HOT CAKES”

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

IT’S TOPSbaby:

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Have I been here? I forget, but maybe three or four times? Anyway, it’s gotta be better than the now shut down Lucky Penny, that’s all I know…

Continuing to Fail to See the Million Dollars Worth of Damage Due to the Koret Children’s Quarter Arson

Monday, December 11th, 2017

All right, so I had this last week but I suppose I didn’t articulate myself so well, so here you go, this is what the “million-dollar” hole looks like at Koret Chil’rens Quarter some six months after the arson:

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Of course they’ve cleaned up a bit already, perhaps they’ve spent $100,000 so far, IDK, but couldn’t they have filled in this hole with stuff already and couldn’t they have budgeted less than seven figures?

(Note that the clean up so far doesn’t include hauling away all the green plastic melty, as you can still see it right there.)

Anyway, that’s my beef, my Beef Of The Week…

Only In Frisco: Shredding Though Costco #144 on a Skateboard

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Think it was Herb Caen who did Only In Frisco, or Only in Marin, one of those.

In any event, as seen south of Market:

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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.

Where Would You Stop for Pedestrians if They Were in the Crosswalk Here? – You’ll Never Guess – One Simple Trick

Friday, December 8th, 2017

A simple question:

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Now here’s the view from the other side of the street. You’re supposed to stop at these shark’s teeth, as seen from the other side of the street – they didn’t even make it into the photo above:

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This absurd result has been brought to you by your local SFMTA.

I forget where on Cali this is, but imagine it’s at 11th and California, same deal.

The Holidays – California – Petróleos Mexicanos

Friday, December 8th, 2017

PEMEX is having a good year:

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The Wooden Castles of the Upper Haight – Solid – Solid as a Rock

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Well, almost as solid as a rock, you know once you get past the facade…

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Unexpected Advertising: Is This Christmas Tree Ad Kosher?

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

As seen in, well, I’m calling it Golden Gate Park:

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Yet Another Dubious SFMTA DPT Bus Ad: “For Those Wishing for a Not So Silent Night” – OUTSTANDING IVF & EGG FREEZING OUTCOMES

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

This seems … insensitive?

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And even if you went with the obvious choice, there’s still a chance of things not working out.