Posts Tagged ‘sfmtra’

Our SFMTA Registers Its Disapproval with the Safe Hit Sidewalk Bulbouts Recently Installed by the SFMTrA at Fell and Baker

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

These guerrilla-installed white posts went in on October 5-6. I was thinking since I saw them still there on the evening of October 9th that maybe the SFMTA might be tolerating them. But no, all these posts are gone now, as of the evening of October 10th anyway.

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One problem with bulbouts is that they embolden pedestrians, as here, but I don’t know if our non-transparent SFMTA would agree with that.

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Installing a couple bulbouts here wouldn’t be crazy. It would take the five lanes you’d have to cross to get out of traffic down to four, pretty much, at the cost of two parking spaces.

The existing timing* seems generous to me, even during rush hour, so I don’t understand how the recent accident occurred.

*43 seconds or so, which is about 20 seconds more than other nearby intersections on Fell west of Masonic, at least during rush hour.

SFMTrA vs, SFMTA on JFK in Golden Gate Park – Obviously the SFMTRA in This Case

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Here it is, this installation what went in a few days back, in time for Labor Day Weekend 2917

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Stencils, shrubbery, cones and safe-hit posts:

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I’m guessing RPD won’t put up with this but IDK. As of yesterday AM, it was still there.

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Anyway, sometimes I can’t tell, but this was the handiwork of the unofficial SFMTrA and not our SFMTA…

A Closer Look at the Brand-New “Safe Hit Posts” on Fell, Installed Either by the SFMTA or the SFMTrA, Still Can’t Tell

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Thought I’d find out about these freshly-installed plasticky street posts with a quickness, but I haven’t.

Here’s a closer look:

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You’d think the SFMTA would be crowing about something like this, if they done it:

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I’ll agree that these posts sure do “look official.”

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And here’s a glance at some now-official posts on the other side of Stanyan:

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They’re not aging well, oh well (but that was to be expected).

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I’l need to hear from an official SFMTA spokesmodel afore I know for sure that these are official…

SFMTA or SFMTrA (aka SF Transformation)? – Who Put In These New “Safe-Hit Posts” on Fell Near Stanyan? – One Simply Can’t Tell

Monday, March 6th, 2017

SFMTrA or the SFMTA?

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Well, _I_ can’t tell, anyway.

The Unauthorized “Soft-Hit” Posts that Our SFMTA Decided to Leave Up, Which is Fair Enough – On JFK Drive

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

All the deets are here, on Hoodline.

So instead of cheating a bit on the turn and putting their right wheels on or over the buffer zone, drivers will need to stay in the lane and make a lower radius turn:

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One assumes the SFFD / SFPD Bomb Squad knows enough to just run them over if need be.

Seems mostly harmless…

Our SFMTA Lacks the Energy to Keep Up with the Foot of Golden Gate Avenue, So Unofficial Orange Cones Mingle with White Posts

Friday, July 29th, 2016

For a few days anyway, you’d see just a pair of white safe hit posts from the SFMTA here at the foot of Golden Gate near Market. But then along comes the unofficial SFMTrA to put the unofficial orange cones, which instigated the SFMTA into putting in the white posts, back up.

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So this is how the story ends, with the lazy SFMTA asking for more money to do what it’s paid to do already and some dude maintaining the orange cones on a regular basis…

After Being Criticised, Our SFMTA Puts Up “Safe Hit Posts” on Golden Gate Avenue

Monday, July 18th, 2016

These two white posts have been installed at the foot of Golden Gate:

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Here’s the view from Market:

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The unofficial orange cones are still around though.

I suppose this closes a chapter on the book of the new Golden Gate Ave bike lane

The “SFMTrA” Puts Up Traffic Cones on Golden Gate Avenue

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Here’s the scene at the foot of Golden Gate yesterday during the Evening Drive – what’s new is the orange traffic cones:

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Our SFMTA didn’t put up the cones, the SFMTrA did. See?

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So of course these cones are unofficial (unlike this one from last week, when a made member of our City Family put an orange cone near the curb so drivers wouldn’t run over the legs of people warming up in the slow lane of Market inbound).

On it goes