Posts Tagged ‘SFPD’

Severe Pwnage on Page – What Happens When You Park Your Car on the Streets of San Francisco

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

My accident reconstruction capabilities, which were untaxed by this straightforward fender bender on nearby Hayes, are unable to make sense of this one on Page near Clayton:

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This damage was caused either by a Panzerkampfwagen Tiger B heavy tank or a Mercedes Benz E350

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Why No Ambulance Company on Yelp has a Lower Rating than KING-AMERICAN – And Yet, They Cruise About in Benzes – One Simple Trick

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Ahem.

(Oh, and don’t miss the happy fun (possible) slander hour at Secret Yelp und ze BBB either.)

Hey, shouldn’t King-American work on the basics afore buying Mercedes Benzes for their employees ala The Firm? 

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All right, play us out, KPIX:

ConsumerWatch: Ambulance Calls Can Hurt Your Wallet

“Nultemier also cited the high number of homeless and uninsured. “50 percent of the calls we go on we don’t get any re-imbursement for,” he said.  How does he make up for it? “The insured pay,” Nultemeier said. “The insurance companies get billed at higher rates to make up for the people that didn’t have the insurance. That’s the unfortunate truth.”

You Need to Turn Your Headlights on in the Rain in California These Days, Unless You Work for the SFPD

Monday, November 27th, 2017

100% compliance, as you can see. But the popo?

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No no.

Here’s Why People in San Francisco Think UBER and Lyft Drivers are Horrible – An Ill-Conceived Left Turn, with Concomitant Honking

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Here you go, on Fell, at Masonic, outbound of course, we see a white Prius in the middle of five lanes:

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But there’s just one lane you can be in to turn left to go south on Masonic – that’s the leftmost lane, occupied by a black Honda Civic at this time. But no matter, despite the fact that the light for  Fell has been green for a good 20 seconds or so, the white Prius is stopped and attempting to turn left from the middle lane, which is exactly two lanes away from where you’d want to be.

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Honking ensued.

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But look, the Prius driver has pulled into the neighboring lane and then straightened out. Then it stopped again. One lane down, one lane to go:

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At this point, the unique ped / bike only green has gone red so this allows traffic in the left lane to turn left onto Masonic. And look who’s making an illegal left along with the Civic – it’s our friend the errant Prius:

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After hearing all the honking and seeing this display of chutzpah, a pedestrian can only turn away with a chuckle:

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Anyway, success of a sort – left turn completed.

And here’s the kicker – was it an UBER or a Lyft (or maybe even one of those UBER Lyfts)?

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Well, looks like a Lyft.

Yes, you can drive this way in SF, all you San Mateo County-based TNC drivers. However, you will accumulate more than your fair share of moving and parking violations from the non-traffic-oriented SFPD and/or the money-hungry SFMTA MUNI DPT.

And that’s going to eat into your earnings as a Lyft driver.

And of course the legal way to do this would have been to spend a couple minutes goring forward and then making three right turns.

Verdict:

GUILTY

GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY!

END OF LINE.

SFPD Tree Mail to the Tourists of Golden Gate Park: “TAKE YOUR THINGS, LOCK YOUR CAR”

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

As seen all over Stow Lake, on tree after tree

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Paint Engineering: Our SFMTA Makes Changes to Fell and Baker, But It Still Only Allows 12 Seconds of Flashing DON’T WALK

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

So yes, the SFMTA gave pedestrians more than 40 seconds to cross Fell north-south at Baker before the recent fatal accident, but it set up the signals to only give 12 seconds of red, flashing DON’T WALK DON’T WALK

This must have been due to one of MUNI’s “I’s” – Ideology or Incompetence.

Anyway, the SFMTrA but up some post, but the SFMTA took them down.

Now comes the SFMTA with some beige paint, which means, uh, IDK:

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Maybe they’ll make this a bulb out?

Who knows…

You Shouldn’t Pilot Your Skateboard on the Sidewalks of San Francisco UNLESS It’s Electric-Powered

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

‘Cause once you’ve got a battery under your $1500 board, well, you’ve got carte blanche, baby

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Skate on, Brother. Skate on.

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.

THE FUTURE IS NOW: New “CITIZEN” App, fka “VIGILANTE”(!), Hits Frisco – Real Time Crime Reports on Your Smartphone

Friday, September 29th, 2017

FKA being, of course, Formerly Known As.

Anyway, this app is now operational and available in San Francisco.

Lets check it:

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Well, this certainly could be true late night at a 24/7 McD’s:

“MAN BRANDISHING KNIFE IN McDONALD’S”

So it seems to be working, FBOW.

Maybe in the future, it’ll let us know about nearby red balls, or brown: