Posts Tagged ‘stree’

The SFMTA vs. a Poor, Defenseless Google Maps Car – Does This “Crime” Really Cost SF $66?

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

What’s the damage to San Francisco if this Google Maps car blocked a DPW street sweeper for 35 feet worth of Fell Street? IDK? A penny? Ten cents? It’s just a few leaves down there, right?

But what’s the cost? $68.50. The Maps Car driver planned on moving this rig before 8:00 AM Tuesday, but, you know, sometimes you forget to move the car. Anyway, this car got ticketed, with extreme prejudice:

7J7C6451 copy

If parking tickets are so great, why shouldn’t the SFMTA charge $168.50 or $268.50? Why should SF have the world’s most expensive parking tickets, along with America’s slowest big city transit system? Why are we so unlucky?

Did the SFPD Recently Decide to Have Officers Just Stand Around in the Mid Market Area?

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Could be.

I mean this will certainly tamp down street crime in the crime-ridden Uptown Tenderloin, at least just for the immediate area.

Maybe they were standing around for a particular reason or maybe this reflects a recent change in deployment. We’ll see.

As seen at Sixth and Market:

Click to expand

Are Motorcycles and Scooters Allowed in the Panhandle? Sure Seems That Way Sometimes

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

If the Panhandle is betwixt you and your destination, just drive your motorcycle or scooter straight through.

Why not?

As seen on Clayton:  

Click to expand

Bay to Breakers 2009, the Day After, How Bad is It Out There?

Monday, May 18th, 2009

What does the City and County of San Francisco look like in the foggy, cold dawn of day – the day after the 98th Annual Bay to Breakers Civic Event and Fun Run? Let’s take a tour.

As always, You Make The Call.

A cyclist on his way to work heading west on the Panhandle bike path - neatly avoiding the broken AND the unbroken bottle. That other stuff you can see is from the giant overhanging Eucalyptus trees. Click to expand:

An abandoned parade float and plastic cups that midnight recyclers don’t seem to value. (This was the same vessel used by some white-clad sailors the previous day – the mast was like a dancing pole. See?)

DPW will have its hands full today:

Divisidero. This block isn’t officially part of the course but it got some garbage anyway. The bulk of the garbage on Fell Street was sweeped up yesterday afternoon.

Uh oh, call the hazmat teamto Hayes Street Hill. On second thought, that’s going to cost taxpayers $1000 or something, right? Oh, this isn’t in your job description and your orders are to call the hazardous materials team for disposal of all “toxic waste?” Alright, I get your point

The Anschutz people have some of these big bins out there with signs that go “TRASH HERE.” (Somewhat patronizing you might think.) Anywho, the neighbors know a free deal when they see it, so Bring Out Your Dead obsolete, bigscreen, CRT TVs. One two three, let’s throw it on the pile. (Bad form.)

DPW in Golden Gate Park proper near Oak. They get up early, huh?

JFK Jr. Drive near the Conservatory of Flowers. Some heavy-drinking frat boys got their float into the Dumpster. Good for them. 

And it looks as if the Citizens for the Preservation of the Bay2Breakers were up to something after the street party. All you can do as a team of people is bag stuff up and leave it for DPW, right? Good form.

So there you have it.