Do people park their cars on the left and right lanes of Bush in the Western Addition for like six hours at a stretch on weekends?
So fine, you have a church and SFGov lets you tell your attendees it’s OK to park on the street out front.
Because this policy is unconstitutional, the SFMTA can’t lay down any official rules to the game. But I can.
So, when you’re completely filling up an entire city block with cars, you churches ought to leave the spaces near crosswalks empty.
You see, this kind of a thing here is a problem:
So, keep your cars at least 30 feet away from any crosswalk, how’s that for a rule?
Oh, what’s that, you don’t care? Well, OK. But following this rule would be the Christian thing to do, right, Christian?
How Would Jesus Park? Well, He wouldn’t double park so close to a crosswalk, that’s for sure…
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Well, here you go, the first four vehicles I saw on this block of Clement in the Inner Richmond District on a recent Sunday had handicapped placards and the fifth one was a new Jaguar.
Is this what you want, SFMTA? Placard fraud ripping you off and richers paying you a few shekels per hour?
Oh, it is?
Well then, keep up the good work.
‘Cause I’ll tell you, all these drivers appreciated the easier parking opportunities I’m sure.
Oh, and your goal of 15% of the parking spaces on Clement being free at any given time will never ever come True.
On It Goes…
“Get a taste of the Academy! Gather with friends and neighbors in the garden for a Sunday afternoon featuring local chefs, music, and fun for all ages. Sample tasty bites crafted by chefs who employ green practices and learn about local farmers markets, organic gardening, Academy landscaping and more!”
All the deets:
“Sunday, August 21
Celebrate the wonderful fruits of August! You’re sure to see and taste some crafty and delicious bites by our next set of famous local chefs – tomatoes, peaches anyone?
Schedule & Location
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
|Combo GA Adult||$39.95 (includes Event & Academy General Admission)|
|Combo GA Youth (4-17)*||$34.90 (includes Event & Academy General Admission)|
|Event Only Adult||$19.95 (does not include admission to the Academy)|
|Event Only Youth (4-17)*||$9.95 (does not include admission to the Academy)|
|Member||$14.95 (for members and their guests)|
|Member Youth (4-17)*||$9.95|
|*Children 3 and under are free.|
Please Note: JFK Drive is closed to vehicular traffic on Sundays. If you drive, we recommend you enter the Concourse Garage at 10th and Fulton.”
All right, see you there!
“1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”
Dolores, the Trail of Sorrow, where anything goes on the Seventh Day:
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Now they (SFPD, SFMTA, whatever) tell you that they take specific complaints and deal with them, but they lie.
Now I’ll tell you, when I first blew into the 415, I noticed that giant Latin cross atop the highest point in the city and I wondered how on Gaia’s Green Earth it was kosher for Rec and Park to administer the land that the cross was sitting on. RPD spokemodels had a pat answer when people asked about it, but it took a lawsuit from the ACLU and others to tear that playhouse down.
Marshalling evidence will be harder for the people what sue the City over Free Sunday Parking than it was for people what sued the City over the Mt Davidson Cross so oh well…
O.K., here are your San Francisco transit laws, divided up by the day of the week. Enjoy:
Monday: TRANSIT FIRST
Tuesday: TRANSIT FIRST
Wednesday: TRANSIT FIRST
Thursday: TRANSIT FIRST
Friday: TRANSIT FIRST
Saturday: TRANSIT FIRST
Sunday: PARK WHEREVER THE HECK THOUEST WANT
Finally, the Yelpers agree – the 76 Marin Headlands rulez!
Check it, Per Helen L:
“I hate that this bus ONLY runs on Sundays and certain holidays.
I hate that this bus ONLY runs once an hour.
I hate that this bus stops running in the evening.
However, this is still the bestest MUNI route EVER!!!”
Here it is, in action near the Golden Gate Bridge:
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See you on the 76!
All the deets after the jump
You know, when the Wiccans try this kind of mass illegal parking thing, they get ticketed and towed.
Oh well. No church has yet laid claim to free, government-sanctioned parking in the middle lane of Bush Street,* but God Only Knows what the future will bring.
Remember, we’re a “Transit First” city. See you next Sunday:
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* Would that be called triple parking?
People have been tooling around Golden Gate Park in their cars for more than 100 years, but it’s never been tougher than now to get around and find a space on the weekends.
This is what MLK Drive looks like from 9th Avenue on a summer weekend – it’s a parking lot. You’d be better off walking:
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And here’s where you’ll find cyclists and bikers on MLK when things are bad – they just lane-split in the middle of the road. That’s how bad it can get.
Now, if you want to approach the park from the north, from the Richmond District and then head right to that $4 per hour Music Concourse garage, well then be my guest. The problem with that is that the garage gets full sometimes. In that case, you should be able to (eventually) find a space on Fulton (for free on Sundays and some holidays.)
Or you could make a try for Stow Lake, where it’s always free to park. Pretty easy to get to from the south. Just follow the blue arrows past the boat house – if you can find a place near the east end of the lake then you’ll have to walk just a couple minutes to get to wherever you’re going.
Whatever you do, don’t try to circle the Music Concourse or use MLK between 9th Ave. and the southern entrance to Stow Lake. You’ll be traveling at one MPH if you’re lucky and there’s a good chance the southern garage entrance will be blocked off. You’d be better off trying to find a free space on MLK east of 7th Ave. or on Lincoln (where it’s free to park on Sundays.)
Mary Ladd has the deets on this latest way to grocery shop up in the Great White North. Check it.
An anthropomorphic organic hot dog/carrot welcomes you to the Safeway Gate at the back-door of Fort Mason:
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The mise-en-scene, not too far from our refugee Panhandle Bandshell. It’s big, baby.
Greens Restaurant is back there on the left. Mmmm….greens.
Is this a good price? No se.
Snap Pea-flavor Scream Sorbet -perche no?
This event is a California Farmers’ Markets Association Certified Farmers’ Market, don’t you know:
It’ll run every Sunday from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM all the way through October.
See you there!