Posts Tagged ‘signs’
I haven’t done an inventory, but I saw three of these in three blocks of the inner Inner Richmond the other day:
Geary “BRT,” of course, is the plan to replace buses on Geary with … buses on Geary.
(The “R” in BRT stands for the same thing the R in the #38R stands for – RAPID, baby! It’s the phrase of the decade. The SFMTA should change its name to the SFRTA, the San Francisco Rapid Transit Agency. And the SFCTA should be called the SFRCRTRA (San Francisco Rapid County Rapid Transit Rapid Authoritah. And that means that a Geary BART spur (which would be more rapider than buses replacing buses) should/would be called Rapid EXTREME or something.)
As with most federal / state-funded pork barrel projects, there are costs and benefits, and there will be winners and losers.
Frank ran into some trouble back in the 1980’s but I’ve never had any issues with him, after hundreds of encounters at area events over the decades.
If I had to guess, SHEPARD is for astronaut Alan Shepard and AIRCRAFT CARRIERS is a reference to the Russian-built Admiral Kuznetsov / Varyag / Liaoning and the like. I mean they’re sort of like aircraft carriers:
Expensify is paying the bills these days:
This guy from Quiznos sandwiches cut an ad deal with Frank a long time ago, and that put then-unknown Quiznos on the map, or so the story goes.
Leaving you with this – here he is from a decade back at the final Castro Halloween, when he encountered some dude dressed as Frank Chu. (And later that night, a kid from the projects shot nine people on Market near Noe and that was the end of Halloween in the Castro.)
This has been Frank Chu and His Signs, December 2016.
Here’s Telegraph Hill in SF, showing tourists where to get down from Montgomery via the Greenwich Steps:
Compare that with insular Marin County, where homemade signs seem to be less helpful and more critical:
They tell you where NOT to go:
The whole county has at least a mild case of Bolinas, which of course despises wayfinding signs on the Pacific Coast Highway but manages to post other kinds of messages:
Only In Marin…
Here’s the pitch..
…and here’s the story, from a couple years back.
You cannot monetize public assets for individual company gain. Just because an app can be built, doesn’t mean it should be.
I’m a Co-Founder and CEO of a San Francisco based startup called CARMAnation (www.carmanation.com). We look to help solve parking issues via the true intentions of the sharing economy – working with the community to benefit the community. Our users share their PRIVATE available parking spots with one another.
Having tech startups trying to solve the parking problems with their own unique approach means there is a need to disrupt the industry. Technology is a wonderful thing, it can solve/simplify a lot of problems, but it has to be done right, otherwise “Monkey Parking” is what happens.”
I wonder how they’re doing.