Posts Tagged ‘stripe’

Mary Kay Cosmetics, Racing Division

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

The white racing stripe is the giveaway:

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A Rare, Non-Military C-130 Over Frisco: Lynden Air Cargo Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules Flying North, To Alaska

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

These are some of the Lockheed C-130 military airplanes I’ve seen over town over the years, but this here Lynden Air Cargo Lockheed L-100 is the first civilian version I’ve ever spotted.

As seen looking south on Laguna:

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The A-Team, 94117 – The Best Van Ever Graces Masonic

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

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If Trader Joe’s Needs Traffic Cones for Its Parking Lot Off of Masonic, It Simply Steals Them from MUNI

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Or so it appears:

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The Biggest Coast Guard Cutter I’ve Ever Seen: Presenting the Huge USCGC Stratton – “Sponsored by Michelle Obama”

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Man, this thing is big, this Legend-class “National Security Cutter” USCGC Stratton (WMSL-752).

As seen from AT&T Park:

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First Lady Michelle Obama Commissions the USCGC Stratton

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Fashion Update: Zebra-Striped Platform Shoe Thingees for Spring – My Cousin Vinnie in the 415

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

The Current State of the Fell Street Bike Lane – It’s Separated for the Most Part – But ARCO Gas Station is In The Way

Monday, November 26th, 2012

This is how it’s going to go with the new Fell Street bike lane.

Looking west from Scott Street:

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So this lane will hug the sidewalk at first and then merge with drivers who wqant to queue up for cheap ARCO gas.

And then, after Divisadero, the lane goes back to hugging the sidewalk all the way to the Golden Gate Park Panhandle. (What you see past Divis is the bike lane on the left and the buffer on the right. Soon it will be filled up with planters or something.)

On It Goes…

Slender Northern European Family Baffled by Panhandle Bike Path – Which Way To Go?

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

You can easily ride your rented bicycle from dolphin-rich Ocean Beach all the way to the Eastern Terminus of the Panhandle Bike Path at Fell and Baker without getting lost – you don’t even need a map. But then what? How do you connect to the vaunted Wiggle Bike Route to get to the back of the Church Street Safeway and then Market ?

It’s hard to know which way to go when you’re mired in the EaPA, you know, south of NoPA and north of SoPA

Now, you’re supposed to just jink over to Oak and then hang a rightie at Scott and then follow the Wiggle but that’s not obvious, not at all.

Blond + Blonde = More Blondies, or hh + hh = hh. It’s genetic law:

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Of course there’s plenty of room for bikes on the left side of busy Oak Street, so why don’t we restripe Oak for a few blocks from Baker to Scott to allow for a superwide lane on the right side? Then we could throw up some signs directing people to the relatively flat way home and be confident that we’ve done things right?

Just sayin’… 

*Also known as Lower Haight and also known as S’OAK (South of OAK, I’m seriously).

The Endless Job of Ticketing Cars in the Pink No-Parking Zones of Golden Gate Park

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

This San Francisco Park Ranger had his hands full the other day handing out $88 red zone parking tickets in Golden Gate Park right in front of the Conservatory of Flowers.

Would our tourists all park here if they knew they weren’t supposed to? Probably not. Do the markings on the pavement make sense really? No.

Is the current Bicycle Plan injunction a good excuse for the ridiculous way JFK Drive is marked for traffic and parking these days? Don’t know, You Make The Call.

A target-rich environment on Saturdays, that’s for sure.

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Oh well

The New Bike Lanes on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park Need Some Work

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

Here’s the situation. This recent photo shows an interstate bus parked in the westbound bike lane of John F. Kennedy Drive in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Of course the curb is painted red so people shouldn’t park there, but they do. 

So where should a bike rider go? Well, around the bus of course, but that seems a tad on the dangerous side. For some odd reason, somebody decided that JFK should have the widest bike lanes in all of Christendom. And there’s an old tunnel under the road so it has a little kink, as seen here, right in front of the Conservatory of Flowers.


When you’re mapping things out in an ivory tower (ala the abysmal Octavia Boulevard) it’s a little tough to see how things will work out in real life.  

In real life, pugnacious-looking, Norman Maileresque bus drivers will park their 8.5 foot wide rigs wherever the Hell they want.

So, is there another way to handle the striping on this piece of road? Maybe compromise on bike lane width? Maybe take out parking on the eastbound side of the street? Anything?