Posts Tagged ‘signs’
The San Francisco Chronicle’s worst writer takes on The Wiggle here.
(As usual, his reliance upon quotes from rich, white, older homeowners leads him astray.)
Leave us begin:
Local residents sometimes sit at the corner of Waller and Steiner streets and place bets on the bicyclists as they approach the stop sign.
Worse, when she yelps, “Watch out!” when riders nearly hit her, the response is often, “F- you. Mind your own business.”
“Our message is that pedestrians always have the right of way.”
FALSE. THAT MIGHT BE YOUR MESSAGE, BUT IT’S NOT CORRECT. NOT IN CALIFORNIA, WHERE PEDS ARE ROUTINELY HELD AT FAULT FOR THEIR OWN DEATHS…
“You literally have to play peek-a-boo,” said Marshall.
FALSE. YOU DON’T LITERALLY HAVE TO PLAY PEEK-A-BOO, ONE-PERCENTER. WHY DOES THE MSM ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BE CRYBABIES?
The most likely solution is to create “bulb-out” corners for pedestrians.
ASSUMING FACTS NOT IN EVIDENCE, ASSUMING THAT BULB-OUTS WILL “SOLVE” THE ISSUE YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT, NEVIUS.
“Bulb-outs reduce the length of the crossing and also forces the bicyclists to slow down because they make the corner sharper,” Hodge said. “And (police) enforcement is increasingly important. We want to work with the police to identify space and behavior that are dangerous.”
UH, IS THE SAN FRANCISCO BICYCLE COALITION TELLING PEOPLE TO STOP AT STOP SIGNS? IF SO, THAT’S NEWS TO ME.
While those sound like good ideas, there is a school of thought that says the more accommodations the city makes for bikes the more entitled the riders become.
OH, IS THERE ALSO A SCHOOL OF THOUGHT THAT SAYS THE MORE ACCOMMODATIONS THE CITY MAKES FOR REPUBLICANS, SUCH AS CW NEVIUS, THE MORE ENTITLED THOSE REPUBLICANS BECOME?
“I’m no angry motorist. I don’t even own a car,” Marshall said. “But once they completed the bike lanes and made it a complete route, in the minds of cyclists it has just given them the license to just go.”
UH NEVIUS, JUST BECAUSE SOMEBODY SAYS SOMETHING AND BELIEVES IT, THAT DOESN’T MAKE IT TRUE. IMO, THE POPULARITY OF FIXIES HAS HAD A GREATER EFFECT. AND OF COURSE, THE WIGGLE HAS BEEN A “COMPLETE ROUTE” SINCE THE 1800′s.
Bike advocates would probably disagree, but Beckstead suggested a simple test.
WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU SAYING, NEVIUS? WHAT THE FUCK DOES THIS MEAN? THE WORLD WONDERS. BIKE ADVOCATES DISAGREE THAT BECKSTEAD SUGGESTED A SIMPLE TEST?
USE YOUR WORDS, NEVIUS.
Driving Down Lombard Street is Still Free, Despite the “Crooked Street Task Force” from a Decade AgoThursday, October 6th, 2011
If San Francisco’s famous NIMBYs had their way, you wouldn’t be able to drive down the crooked part of Lombard Street whenever you want 24/7
“A barrier halfway down the block, making it impossible to drive the length of the Crooked Street.
A signal system alternating the one-way direction of the street.
Sale of the street to residents, who could install their own gate and security system.”
Obviously, that didn’t happen, so it’s San Francisco 1, NIMBY’s O:
Finally! A “DO NOT ENTER TUNNEL” Sign That Even a Toyota Prius Driver Can’t Miss – At Duboce and ChurchWednesday, September 28th, 2011
See it? It’s all lit up 24-7, like a giant Hasbro Lite Brite toy.
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Or should I say “Thanks, SOUTHERN MANUFACTURING of Orlando, FL” instead?
(And I still don’t know what’s up with Prius drivers. They’re a breed apart is what I’m saying…)
“Southern Manufacturing is proud to be
recognized as a leading manufacturer of
Blank Out and Lane Control signs. Southern
can design and engineer energy efficient
LED signs using standard MUTCD symbols as
well as unique displays. At Southern
Manufacturing, dedication to continuous
improvements in the technology and
fabrication of Blank Out and Lane Control
signs has led to great developments in
quality and design. We manufacture a
variety of sizes ranging from 24 inches up to
60 inches wide.
Using solid state, high flux/high output light
emitting diodes these signs are engineered
to withstand 110 mile per hour winds. With
a minimum projected life of 50,000 hours,
cost of operation has become a major
decision factor in the engineering and
fabrication of these signs.
Constructed from sheet aluminum the body
and frame is light weight and durable. The
sign bodies are continuously welded for
superior strength and weather protection.
Door frame and body are powder coated to
a standard black, with additional finishes
I guess the hated concrete Peace Pagoda is getting honored here:
I won’t tell you which particular sign I notice.
BTW, the empty corner space at Webster and Post is going to be a large dentist’s office (boy, won’t that draw people to J-Town!) instead of the bustling coffee shop that almost went in six years ago…
Marriage = 1 Man + 1 Woman: The Latest Prop 8 Gay Marriage Protest on the Steps of Our CA Supreme CourtWednesday, September 7th, 2011
This was the scene yesterday in Civic Center:
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Not too many compared with the old days, back in The Aughts, right?
Here’s the retort, from 2009, I think:
Via Steve Rhodes - click to expand