SFPD Park Station is going to get you, that’s what’ll happen.
And make that 28 MPH+ if you’re going past the senior center way out there on 30-something…
1) Hippie Hill before 4:20 PM:
Hippie Hill at 4:20 PM:
2) People were getting carded at the gate, so what to do? How about hang out betwixt Kezar and Stanyan, how’s that? A high school scene:
3) Alternatively, there’s always the bum rush. Hundreds made it through this one rupture over a period of about three minutes. Security guard in the yellow on the left there knew just what to do – he shut things down with a quickness. You can see some of the lucky ones past the gate to the left of the unecessary ambulance. Why would you bum rush? You’re a minor, you want to bring in your glass bong, and/or you didn’t want to wait so long in line – those are my top three guesses:
4) Traffic was going pretty good until SFGov started shutting down streets:
I don’t know why they do this – seems an overreaction:
So Hayes Street temporarily becomes New Fell Street
Count the #21 Hayeseses totally stuck in traffic:
5) So when SFGov complains about how much money it has to spend on Annual 420 Day, leaving aside how much effort it puts into promoting tourism, like how it sent its white collar worker$ to “volunteer,” you know, on the clock, for the NFL’s Super Bowl Experience or whatever the Hell it was called last year, take a look at this unecessary featherbedding – it’s a street sweeper sweeping nothing. How much does this cost, a $1000? IDK
Anyway, all this foo forall seems a make-work program for SFGov to placate the millionaire homeowners in the area, you know, on Annual 420 Day.
Here’s how you’d get it. See the problem?
It’s called “parking on the grass” (even if you’re merely parking on dirt due to all the others before you parking in the same place).
Now what’s funny is that the cost of this ticket (it was just $23 back in 2014, and the ticket giver thought it was $26 at that time, and who knows how much it is now, prolly still comically small) obviously hasn’t kept up with inflation, for some reason.
Why this ticket isn’t $300 is a mystery to me.
Anyway, parking on the curb should be A-OK, but this driver went a little too far…
(d) No person shall park any vehicle on any
lawn, or planted area, or unimproved area or on
any pedestrian or equestrian lane, or on any
access road or unpaved service road or firetrail
or in any manner so as to block access to or exit
from any service road or access road or firetrail,
or in any other place in the park where the rules
and regulations of the Recreation and Park Com-
mission prohibit vehicular parking, unless al-
lowed otherwise by permit; (more…)
Popo sidles up behind you and fills your rear-view. Then you’d better get going with a quickness.
As seen way out in the Middle Richmond on a Sunday*, when desperate parkers just circle and circle and #38 MUNI buses are relatively few and far between
Then the officer hangs a Louie and starts heading west again, over and over…
*Our SFMTA has vowed to increase “parking availability* here but of course it hasn’t. The plan was to have drivers give more money to the SFMTA by charging for street parking more and more often. But the pork barrel dynamic pricing trial is long since over and Sunday parking is free again, for some reason, so all it takes is a few hot dim sum places in the area to get street parking to 99%+ occupancy, not that this really affects me all that much…
Here’s the story:
And here’s one of the windows – I guess the projectile made it about halfway through:
I looked for a pellet or a BB (beebee, a little spherical piece of metal) on the ground, but saw nothing.
Bee(bee) on the look out.
I’m sure you all know all about the No Left Turn and the rarer No Right Turn, but this here is about the No Straight at 6th Street on Market Street inbound.
Now of course this enforcement action wasn’t an actual sting operation as:
Take a look – if you can’t see dude standing in the street with the sun at your back, well, you’ve got issues, Gentle Reader:
Of course, the fishing’d be easier in the AM but this was in the afternoon. Here comes Victim #1, blithely motoring straight through, as people have done for more than a century:
Cop springs into the slow lane…
…and then informs the driver of the new-ish rule. But get this – popo let him off with just a warning. FIN.
That’s story #1.
Story #2 is shorter. Through the intersection…
…and then after a 30-second chat…
…out comes the ticket book. That’s (at least) $238 for starters, but the real-life cost could get up to something like $1000-something what with the court fees and possible increase insurance costs and whatnot.
Anyway, FIN for Story #2.
I’m surprised the cops are still just warning people in 2017, JMO.
This would be on about 100 feet of Ashbury in the 94117, both sides of the street, so generally you’ll have 4 or 5 rides parked there on both sides, so that’s ten spaces.
What do you think the report rate is for people who’ve lost a bunch of windows the past several years? I think it’s not high. So when the media / popo report on a reduction of car break-ins, I think they should take pains to specify it’s the reported rate what’s fallen.
Anyway, my advice would be to leave your glove box and consoles and coin trays open at night…
You never used to see this, regular SFPD patrol cars enforcing traffic laws. Typically, the Motor Patrol (motorcycles) would get you – they’d enforce traffic all the live long day. And if you got a ticket from a regular patrol car, well, you must have really messed up.
But these are the days of enforcement actions, where the focus is on traffic patrol.
Hey, does Park Station sometimes go a month or two not handing out a single solitary ticket to a pedestrian or bike rider? Yes, yes it does. Look at their stats. It seems that, in the interest of safety, the SFPD should have those groups ascared of getting a ticket as well. But no, zero enforcement, at least during some months, means zero risk of getting a ticket in the area* and that’s why about half of the ped vs. driver and bike vs. driver accidents in Frisco are the fault of the driver, and the other half not.**
*It varies by station, of course, but the whole city is like this, with bad-attitudes peds all over.
**And this fact is so politically charged that we the public no longer get to hear about the fault of deadly accidents about town. I think that disclosure ended in calendar 2014. These days the focus is upon “mistakes” made by all concerned, but that’s not a safety approach, that’s a political approach. So hearing a non-engineer*** mayoral (politics!) appointee (politics!) talking about his safety organization is a bit a joke, some feel.
***Not a necessity, but it’d be nice.