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…
This outfit got a lot of criticism, so the CHP made them take the letters “CHP” off of their infamous license plate holders and then they said they’d stop isuing them, but it appears as if this program is still going strong in 2017.
Most of the these license plate holders I see these days are fake anyway. And even if you bought a “real” one on ebay, you were (or you are, IDK) supposed to display your 11-99 FOUNDATION MEMBERSHIP card or secret decoder ring or whatever whenever you get pulled over for speeding in your speedy luxury car. (You know, IDK how this system was supposed to work in the first place. How can you look at it and not think, “Corruption, corruption?“)
Anyway, fake or real, what these license plate holders appear to be saying is, “I like to drive fast in California.” And if I can figure that out, CA’s peace officers can figure that out as well.
Sometimes, I just don’t know.
So these lines are new, that’s the news.
I’ve never seen this kind of thing. I guess people were getting surprised by the bumps?
Frisco remains on the cutting edge of paint engineering, it would seem.
I’ll tell you, I go over these things at a steady 25 MPH, but others slow down to about ten and then speed up again to around 30 only to slow down again a short stretch down the road. That’s the update…
One word, babe: Radar
This sign is a sign of things to come.
Get up to “speed” here.
Here we go – on JFK looking east towards Transverse / Crossover
And now close to Marx Meadow looking west – this one will be going in soon:
I guess this one will go almost all the way across JFK Drive:
And, now closer to 30th Avenue, looking east – this was the first to be installed, now with a new sign:
I don’t know when I’ll make it back here with a vehicle. IMO, 20 MPH or so is prolly the limit for you. (I had my decidedly non-sporty ride mistakenly set in SPORT mode, but I don’t think it makes much difference on a road regularity as big as this, but I’ll try it again sometime on my ride’s softest suspension setting.)
OTOH, if you have a brand-new BMW M4 GTS, how about 0 MPH as the limit?
And on bikes heading west, IDK. Look out, Jack, is all I can say.
I think the actual speed limit for the bumps is 25 MPH, but that seems too fast for IRL.
Our SFMTA has reported that some drivers go 32-34 MPH on this stretch of JFK and I’m sure these numbers come from someplace real, but I’m also sure whatever stat they’d report has been manipulated for their own purposes, oh well.
On It Goes…
Here it is:
These photos are from a few days back, and this bump / hump itself prolly was installed about ten days back. If you hit this thing at 25 + you will feel it, I promise you. My ride was practically made to handle something like this bump with aplomb, and I certainly felt it. Oh, and look, a speedometer system, of sorts:
Here’s the “near term” language, straight from our incompetent SFMTA.
I’ll tell you, not a whole bunch of drivers go signif more than 25 MPH on the JFK, despite what SFGov might tell you, or imply, with their nonsensical “some traffic travels through JFK at 32-38 MPH type” of stat. Well, sure, some traffic. I go through at exactly 25 which requires a touch of braking on the downhillier parts like near Speedway Meadow. (Hellman Meadow? I don’t think that’ll take for a good long time.) Anyway, if you get on my rear bumper I’ll simply pull over, pretending to get ready to park, and then pull back in after you’ve passed me. But I don’t do that too often.
(If you wanted to decrease illegal “speeding” on JFK, you’d raise the limit to 30 MPH and, conversely, if you wanted to, for some reason, increase illegal speeding on JFK, you’d lower the limit to 20 MPH.)
Anyway, if you want to lower speeds on JFK, you’d put in a brace of speed bumps – that’ll work. Of course, there’d be the noise, vibration, and safety concerns of San Francisco voters, but that will get addressed later, one assumes…
And of course, a few speed bumps is nothing like this recent proposal.
And oh, down Mexico way, if a municipality want to have a nothingburger speed bumps like this, they’d hire somebody to do it one day and then it’d be done the next – it wouldn’t turn into an expensive half-year “project” with countless meetings and endless news releases…
IDK, maybe somebody hacked this sign to say what it says. Regardless, this is a big improvement over the 10 MPH sign it used to be just a few days back:
More changes are coming for this area, before 2017, to prevent you from using JFK the way you’re used to…
This official “SLOW TO 10 MPH” sign was up near Speedway Meadow during Outside Lands 2016, but it’s still there now long after OL’s blown town:
The limit goes back up to 25 MPH near 30th Avenue?
(This trailer doesn’t “see” bikes, AFAIK, unlike some others.)
Changes to the “access” we have to JFK are coming soon, but I don’t know what they are and if this is a part of it.
Our Presidio sometimes records license plate numbers and checks timestamps to see who’s “cutting through” the park (instead of having the Presidio as a destination in itself). The Presidio People think “Cut Through Traffic” is evil, but really, all traffic is cut-through traffic to somebody. Oh well.
If SFGov wants people to use Fulton instead of JFK, there will be some problems with that…
Here it is, 19th Avenue in the Sunset / Parkside, with traffic going about 38-40 MPH through green light after green light in sections marked for 30 MPH:
Historically, Sunset has been the alternative to congested 19th, but things have changed lately. Of course, Sunset was a bad idea, a big wide boulevard with pointless medians up the yingyang. The question now is what to do about it.