Posts Tagged ‘skaters’

TWIN PEAKS UPDATE: Pedestrian / Bike-Only Half of the Mountain Proving Unpopular, Except with TAGGERS, SKATERS, and MOTORCYCLE RIDERS

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

See what I mean? This is the part what’s closer to Christmas Tree Point Road, where the action is, so it’s more popular with walkers. But a good portion of them are actually the dreaded Car People who have parked either at the overlook area or in the saddle betwixt the two peaks of Twin Peaks.

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Now this is a similar view, but it’s of the faraway peak area. No peds or bikes, but plenty of sk8ter bois.

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IDK if they are allowed to do their tricks here. This is a more isolated area now, of course. And also of course, if you’re going to put up Jersey barriers, you’re going to get graffiti:

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And of course, if you leave a way for bikes to roll in, you’re going to get your share of motorcycles:

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You know, a small but full-on motorcycle here:

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(And can I ask why a “pedestrian paradise” would have a double-yellow line right down the middle of it? I’m sure it has something to do with something, but it makes the few peds what are up there walk on the shoulder, at least for some of them.)

And generally there are marked SFPD up here all the time, 24-7. But it’s not really the cops’ job to enforce parking, and they don’t, not really. So, our tourists park in the BUS ONLY zone with impunity. See?

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And that causes a bus jam, sometimes. Oh well.

And actually, the laxness of SFGov, SFMTA, SFPD, RPD enforcing any parking rules means that you can always find a place to park up here, even though the SFMTA suggested that all roadside parking was against the rules. Go figure,

Anyway, there’s a bunch of new pavement up there and that made all the broken auto glass, you know, figure more than a thousand break-ins each year, in this small area, REALLY STAND OUT. But then the most recent murder happened and the 24-7 marked SFPD presence began and since then I’ve only seen evidence of just one break-in.

What else, oh, there’s now marking for the new pavement, so that shows progress.

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So I guess SFGov just operates on a different time horizon than I do. So yeah, they’re getting to it, I suppose.

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We’ll just have to wait to see how things go here…

The Skateboarding Park on Waller Street – Oh Boy, the Millionaire Landowners of Haight Ashbury are Pissed About This

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

What is the future of this flat skateboard park what used to be Waller Street?

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I know not.

Conflict Betwixt Skaters and Skateboarders in Golden Gate Park – The “Green Line” of the “Skatin’ Place” at 6th Ave.

Friday, October 15th, 2010

I’ll tell you, I never before noticed this painted oval at our relatively new “Skating Place” in Golden Gate Park near 6th And Fulton.

It’s the Green Line of Golden Gate Park ’cause it divides the skaters from the skateboarders, apparently.

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Here’s a veteran skater laying down the law to a couple of Sk8tr Boies with skateboards. Boarders should stay inside the line and skaters (both inline and regular) should stay out.

Or something like that.

OTOH, if Heather Graham ever comes back to town, she can skate wherever she wants, right?

Rollergirl as Bond Girl. Gold! I love goooooold!

Anyway…

Can’t we all get along?

The Jumping Water Bugs of Golden Gate Park

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

You can see these water striders (Gerridae aka water bugs, magic bugs, pond skaters, skaters, skimmers, water scooters, water skaters, water skeeters, water skimmers or water skippers) in the ponds of Golden Gate Park. Like these two, for instance.

You can tell when they’re on the water by the dimples near their legs. Click to expand:

And you can tell when they’re jumping when you don’t see the dimples.

Jump on, little bugs.