If you consider graffiti to be a leading indicator for life on the street, then our San Francisco Arts Commission would appear to be a lagging indicator. As seen in the Twitterloin:
Posts Tagged ‘SFMTA’
Official Governmental Art Gets Credit for ACKNOWLEDGING ISSUES in Mid Market ‘n Stuff, But How Does It Help?Friday, December 2nd, 2016
Back in the day, you’d be able to tell what a taxi was.
But these days, you need to be able to spot teeny tiny little things:
Unless you already know that most of the black Priuses you see in/near the Financh in the daytime are UBER Lyft taxis, some with trade dress, some not, some with license plate holders from far off places like Tracy, Stockton and Daly City, some not, in this Year of Our Lord Two Thousand One Dozen And Four…
Here’s what this one small block of 11th Street looks like now, after the SFMTA started changing things.
I can’t say I understand what the SFMTA’s doing here.
But I do understand what this means:
Yeah, the same small block.
Anyway, the yellow lines are back closer to where you’d expect them to be, so that’s nice. (I guess this scene from last month was just for construction.)
So now this block has 2.5 sidewalks.
Why not four or five? IDK, maybe next year…
A Lot of Drivers in Golden Gate Park End Up Parking About a Yard Too Far to the Right – What’s Wrong Here?Friday, November 18th, 2016
The is JFK Drive heading west. What you’re seeing is the westbound lane, then the new parking area people are suppose to use, then there’s the “buffer zone” or the unloading zone or the do not park here zone, and then there’s the bike lane (and then the curb and then a strip of putting green and then the sidewalk).
But drivers don’t feel like following the rules because then they’d be hanging their rear view mirrors out in traffic, so they split the difference and park halfway betwixt the main lane and the bike lane – basically they’re ignoring the marked right-side-only buffer zone and making their own left and right side buffers. Thusly:
And the two rides in the distance:
So what ends up happening is that people unload in the bike lane, sometimes.
This is fucked up man.
Even the SFMTA ppl will tell you that.
Here’s the new sitch, looking north from Division:
I suppose a lot of parking spaces will be sacrificed at the altar of the 9 San Bruno “Rapid” [LIMITED] Project, a joint from the SFMTA’s MUNI Great Leap Forward, Comrades.
And looking south from Folsom:
See? The new (to Bauer’s anyway) blue stickers for 2016:
But instead of Driven By Mercedes Benz and Powered By Bauer’s “Intelligent” Transportation shouldn’t it be the opposite instead, you know, owing to the MB engine powering and the Bauer-branded driver, you know, driving?
(What a POS company this has been over the years, sry.)
What else? Oh the BlueTec badge stands for what, the “solar bus” they were trying to promote themselves with a few years back? Or maybe an electric bus or something? No, it’s just plain old diesel, oh well.
And look, the don’t call 311 on us, call us directly sticker is bigger than before now.