I used to live in the Sunset Part of the Sunset / Parkside
Not much has changed.
Anyway, the Kragen Auto Parts is owned by a different chain these days..
This ticket was issued in July 2014. The officer wrote $26 but the actual fine was just $23.
It was for “parking on grass” except there wasn’t any actual grass parked upon, oh well.
Anyway, it’s obvious that Rec and Park hasn’t caught up with the SFMTA in the ticket price inflation competition:
Why isn’t this ticket $123 or $223?
And why does the SFMTA, operators of the worst big city transit agency in America, have the highest parking ticket prices in America?
Anyway, if you want a parking violation that you can laugh off as you’re paying it off, this is the one for you
Now if you want real “high-speed motor traffic,” well then look to the 280 freeway.
But if you want a poorly-designed glorified freeway offramp with lots of slow-moving bumper-to-bumper gridlock, well then Octavia is your bingo.
See? This is typical. Traffic has been jammed up here starting about a week after this road opened. This is exactly what low-speed traffic looks like:
No it’s not!
Lying hurts your case. Lying doesn’t help your case.
This driver wasn’t looking down at his cell phone (or iPod Touch or small tablet or phablet – I couldn’t really tell) while driving 15-20 MPH slower than surrounding traffic, oh no. Brocephus here was holding his mobile up high above the steering wheel.
I’ve never seen this before. Anyway, it’s your classic distracted driving and the proof of that is how slowly he was going.
(And a license plate? Oh no, no thanks, not for me, not for my Ferrari. License plates are for the little people driving around in their Honda Civics…)
Attention Ferraristi: You all think that you’re “good drivers” but in fact, as a group, you’re not. You’re all now on secret double probation – straighten up and fly right.
Now some cops in California will give you a ticket for this, for riding side by side at 5 MPH on a street like Pine.
Legal or not, I don’t recommend this kind of thing:
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(And actually, the CA code section that was written to limit the right of cyclists to block other traffic is now interpreted by some to give special rights to cyclists. It depends on how you look at things.)
Here we go:
A chicane is an artificial feature creating extra turns in a road, used in motor racing and on streets to slow traffic for safety. Chicane comes from the French verb chicaner, which means “to quibble” or “to prevent justice.”
And here’s an example of one, in the Presidio on Washington Boulevard near Nauman Road by base housing:
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(One assumes that area fire departments would simply drive over these chicanes on Washington Blvd. in an emergency)
Someday I’ll drive through this chicane in a car – it’s on my bucket list.
Let’s see here:
54 minutes ’til the next bus; and
69* minutes ’til the bus after that
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What’s that, MUNI, you want more money?
But every other transit system in the world does more with less…
* Heh. Your algorithm should prolly round 69 minutes either down to 68 or up to 70, MUNI.** I mean, you don’t see CA license plates saying 4SEX397 or anything, do you? There’s a reason for that.
**Yes, all caps even tho it’s not an acronym. It’s easy for readers to understand and it matches your iconic snake logo, MUNI, that’s why.