Posts Tagged ‘sundays’

Attention SFMTA: The Big Beneficiaries of Charging for Parking on Sundays are Placard Holders and Rich People

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

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.

See?

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.

Just saying.

On It Goes…

OMG, It’s Local Bites This Sunday at the CalAcademy! Meet Chefs from 25 Lusk, Nopalito, DOSA, Delfina…

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Just hop on over to the Local Bites webpage at our California Academy of Sciences to see what they’ll have in store for you the afternoon of Sunday, August 21, 2011.

See?

“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
West Garden, California Academy of Sciences

Pricing

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.

Buy Tickets

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!

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Isn’t It a Shame that People Have to Wait Until 12 Noon to Get Into Our Main Public Library on Sundays?

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Yes. Yes it is a shame.

Just look at these poor wretches, queuing up for the big library to open.

Shouldn’t this place open at 9:00 AM instead, you know, on Sundays?

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I think so.

The Law of Legal Double Parking on Sundays-Only Got Laid Out About 3300 Years Ago in the Middle East

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

There’s just one reason why hundreds of people double-park all over the Mission District on Sundays – you can find it in the King James, Genesis 2:

“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.

Oh well.

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

Meet MUNI’s Most Popular Bus Route, the #76 Marin Headlands – Only on a Sunday

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Finally, the Yelpers agreethe 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

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No Parking Tickets for Us, Please – We’re Christians! Free Double Parking Every Sunday on Both Sides of Bush

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

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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Merry Part.

* Would that be called triple parking?

How to Park in Golden Gate Park on the Weekends – Avoiding 9th Avenue and Congested MLK Drive

Monday, September 6th, 2010

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.

But you want to carry your brood to the de Young Museum or the California Academy of Sciences anyway, right?

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.)

Bon courage.

Debut of Fort Mason Center Farmer’s Market a Huge Success – Popular, If a Bit Pricey

Monday, June 7th, 2010

The Fort Mason Center Farmers’ Market kicked off yesterday and it’s already on the Yelp, believe it or not. A good time was had by all.

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?

And what else was up there but a mini showroom for Public Bikes, that joint from Dan Tan-Nguyen and others about town.

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!

Do San Francisco Cyclists Really “Pray for Safety on Sundays?” Mmmmm

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Check out this recent bit from Scott James: “Cyclists Pray for Safety on Sundays.” Or, better yet, the same bit in the New York Times complete with links ’n stuff:  ”Parking Leeway for Churchgoers Poses Danger for Cyclists.”

O.K. then, I have two beefs. (Mmmm….beef)

Beef #1. Now, I’ll tell you, it never occurred to me before that San Francisco’s unconstitutional tolerance of religion-related double-parking presented a net danger to cyclists. The primary reason for that is that the resulting congestion from church parking slows traffic wayyyyy down. (And actually, I would think that pedestrians would have it worse than cyclists.)

Check it. All these cars were parked (or were in the process of parking, like the red Land Cruiser you can see) on Dolores, the Trail of Sorrow, last Sunday. I’m not sure where the increased danger would come from: 

Has anyone sued the City over an accident created by church double parking? Even the laziest, ambulance-chasing 33-percenter/shyster would have no problem spotting this issue and suing the City (in addition to all other possible defendants of course) specifically on this issue, right? Anyway, it’d be nice to have a for-instance from a cyclist who was imjured due to Sunday parking is what I’m saying.

Beef #2. The SFPD actually has an explanation for its informal policy on the record. Here’s the link from Katie Baker (and I’ll show my work right here). Here it is:

SFPD spokesperson Sergeant Lyn Tomioka confirmed that for me, and stressed that the service is for community activities, not strictly religious ones. According to Tomioka, standard parking regulations are also lifted for Boys and Girls club meetings and elementary school open house nights.”

Now, this song and dance from the police doesn’t exactly float my boat, but it’s the right thing for them to say, certainly. They should be entitled to offer up their best defense, non?

(Oh, just noticed that speedy Katie Baker has a fresh update of her own. I’ll tell you, this is a fight that the SFPD wants no part of. Oh well.) 

Anyway, those are my two beefs, or beeves if you will.

Carry on.

“Transit First” Goes Out the Window Every Sunday in San Francisco – Church Parking

Monday, May 25th, 2009

It’s official policy to not ticket double-parked vehicles during Sunday services in some areas of San Francisco. (That’s not to say it’s written down anywhere or anything, it’s just official policy, that’s all.) 

So, when prayer fails, just park wherever the Hell you want, the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause be Damned.

But look out, “fat, ugly, lazy specimens of humanity,” somebody’s gunning for you on the Yelp. 

Oh well.