Posts Tagged ‘streets’

Lyft Driver vs. (Car-Free) Sunday Streets

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Not sure how dude managed to get himself smack dab in the middle of Sunday Streets Western Addition 2017, but here he is, with a few WTF stares and at least one whatsamatteryou hand gesture:

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And then more gesturing, as seen with this official Volunteer, and dude was off up Baker, which I think was his goal from the beginning:

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(I should say that this amount of yelling and whatnot is a lot mellower than when out-of-town drivers saw a Critical Mass Friday night bicycle parade for the first time, like on Market, back in the day…)

Anyway, that’s how a Lyft driver reacts upon seeing a Sunday Streets for the first time.

Frisco 2017 is Nothing But a Giant Construction Zone

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

FBOW.

And I’m talking mostly about street projects. I’ve never seen things this bad. Or good, depending on how you look at it…

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Everywhere.

C-town, Western A, SoMA, the Richmond, Bush Pine corridor for starters.

The biggest issue is where do all these out of towners park their full-sized Ford, Chevy, GMC or Dodge Ram pickups. They struggle to park legally is what I’m saying.

Anyway, I’ve never seen it like this, in all my years…

Sundays Streets KIcks Off for 2017 in the Mission – It was Fine

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Sunday Streets seems to have been a bigger deal about a decade ago, but oh well.

In the Mission on Valencia yesterday – very nice weather, an OK turnout:

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Cars used to be a big deal at SS. So generally you’d get access to your garage, but somebody would walk in front of your car to keep you at a walking pace. It was a BFD. But these days, things are more mellow. Dude drove down Valencia to park at his residence NBD:

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Here’s the sked for 2017.

One notes that Embarcadero, the original Sunday Street, didn’t make the cut for 2017. Some businesses at the Fish Wharf didn’t like SS, but I don’t know the story…

Physical Graffiti: The Reason Why You Shouldn’t Park Your Excavators on the Streets of San Francisco

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

As seen on Masonic:

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Welcome to Frisco:

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One Block of Golden Gate Avenue in Unpopular Mayor Ed Lee’s San Francisco: Smashy Smashy

Friday, July 1st, 2016

(Young Bart Simpson had good reason to break a window here, but then he went too far – “smashy smashy.”)

I’ll tell you, I see more broken auto glass on the Streets of San Francisco by 9:00 AM than most people see all day. And yesterday, I saw the most broken auto glass in one day in Frisco than I ever have before.

Hence this photo. What do you see here, Gentle Reader? What if somebody ordered you to, “Fix this” ‘n stuff? Where would you start? Like, what do you see here?

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How many people do you see here, just after sunrise? (There are at least four.)

Oh well…

A Boy and His Dog and an Expensive Camera Mounted on the Hood of His Car – Why? Well, Why Not?

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Life on the streets of Frisco:

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The Bully Boys of Clement: Sports Gear, Facial Hair, and Local Flair – Just Try to Tell Them Apart

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Hanging out at the 19th Hole, Clement Street:

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Just saying…

A Rational Approach from Sacramento County: “BIKES USE SIDEWALK” – SF Could Allow This in Some Places RIght Now

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Like on Masonic Avenue, for instance:

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Some other places too.

California allows us to make these calls on a case by case basis…

New Podcast from KALW: “THE INTERSECTION is a six-episode portrait of one Tenderloin corner: Golden Gate Avenue & Leavenworth Street”

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

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“HELLO, welcome to THE INTERSECTION. The new podcast from KALW, which explores change in the Bay Area, launches today.

Season 1 of THE INTERSECTION is a six-episode portrait of one Tenderloin corner: Golden Gate Avenue & Leavenworth Street. SF’s poorest neighborhood has a reputation for crime, drugs and poverty, but it actually has the city’s highest density of kids, seniors and the unhoused.

Listen to the first episode about being homeless and finding a home in the tightest real estate markets in the country.

Read the press release for more information about the project and the corner or check out the website.

Also see this effort from 2014, regarding Jerrold and 3rd Street.

Unprecedented Density: Unpopular Mayor Ed Lee’s Under-the-Freeway Tent City – One After Another, Block After Block

Monday, December 28th, 2015

I’ve never seen it like this, during our Winter of ’15, not in all my years…

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I remember Camp Agnos in Civic Center and of course we had Occupy SF back in aught-eleven, but I’ve never seen the streets of San Francisco like this, like this part of Ed Lee‘s Tent City, with one tent after the other stretching as far as the eye can see…