Posts Tagged ‘stop sign’

The Most Ignored Person in the World Has Got To Be This “Pedestrian Monitor” for the Central Subway Boondoggle

Friday, March 29th, 2013

This is the scene down at 4th and Market, where the Big Dig West Coast Central Subway project is, well, digging big these days.

San Francisco’s horrible pedestrians want to get across the northern side of the intersection and it’s this person’s job to stop them from doing so.

It’s not working. Check it out sometime.

But don’t laugh at sad sack Charlie Brown here – the Theory of Prevailing Wages ensures that he makes more moolah than you:

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In closing, San Francisco pedestrians are the worst in the world just saying.

Safety vs. Self Parody – The 99% Guarding the Kids of the 1% – And, “Won’t Somebody PLEASE Think of the Children!”

Monday, November 28th, 2011

I don’t know, I’m all for safety and whatnot, but something about this Bye-Bye Buggy convoy struck me.

What is it, the orange and yellow safety vests, the orange pennant, the back-up orange pennant, the hand-held stop sign (held by a person with no authority to use a hand-held stop sign on Van Ness), and/or the flashing white LED light on said hand-held stop sign?

Crossing U. S. Route 101, aka Van Ness Avenue:

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I don’t know.

Oh wait, that’s right, it’s missing its BABY ON BOARD! sign hanging off the back. I just knew something was wrong with this scene. I’ll obtain one (or a half-dozen) and make a gift to this crew the next time I see them on McAllister or in front of City Hall.

All right, play us out of here, Helen Lovejoy.

Warning: The SFPD “Speed Trap” at the Stop Sign for the Downhill Lane of Fulton at Pierce is Alive and Well

Friday, May 27th, 2011

All right, you drive in California – that’s not just a privilege, it’s your birthright. So that means that you can “California stop,” you know, roll through, slowly, all day long all over San Francisco with impunity.

However, some of you don’t do it right, some of you roll on through at like 7 MPH, which might be OK late at night at well-lit, wide open intersections in giant parking lots, but that’s considered too fast for the Alamo Square area.

So, the popo just sit and wait out of view on Pierce. But they don’t hand out tickets for those people who roll through the stop sign with caution, oh no. They wait for a good customer, somebody who maintains a good clip while crossing over the crosswalk.

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Now, if you’re on a bike, then you allowed a much higher speed, of course. But you people in cars might consider showing a little respect for da law.

‘Cause if the SFPD gives you a ticket for rolling through a stop, you not only rolled through a stop, you did it faster than anybody else…

Golden Gate Park Should Have a Traffic Light at the Eastern End of JFK Jr. Drive – Just Saying, Bro

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Said light should be coordinated with the lights at the nearby intersection of Stanyan and Fell.

With the way things are now, with the stop sign, you get traffic backed up all the way to the Conservatory of Flowers.

See?

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Make it so…

The Largest Stop Sign in the World is in San Francisco

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Can there be any bigger stop sign than the one found at Webster and Bay in San Francisco’s Marina District? This thing is four feet tall and about seven times bigger than a regular sign, so it’s tough to miss.

Get one for yourself, for just $165.

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