Posts Tagged ‘taxi’
Let’s See Here: A Chariot Private Shuttle Van Running Through Golden Gate Park on a National Holiday?Friday, November 13th, 2015
Hey, are San Francisco taxicabs somewhat restricted* in Golden Gate Park? Yes, yes they are. But here comes a Chariot:
Does Chariot take people to work in the Financh on Veterans Day? IDK. Does Chariot run charters on big holidays? Perhaps. Or maybe the driver is repositioning or traveling for maintenance. Or maybe there’s some other reason it makes sense for this driver to “cut-through” the park.
Anyway, I was surprised to see a Chariot in GGP on a national holiday…
*I think cabbies** aren’t supposed to cruise the park for pick-ups, I think that’s the rule.
**Cabbies cabbies cabbies – own it, cabbies. This term isn’t offensive at all, to most.
Hey, is That Notorious “Bluewolf” Salesforce DreamForce Chalk Ad Company Making Amends with SFMTA Bus Advertising?Thursday, October 8th, 2015
I’ve never seen an ad like this afore:
How long did it take to create, one wonders? About two seconds?
No matter, I’m sure SFGov is starting to think of the bluewolf as a good corporate citizen now…
Provided by an SFMTA-Licensed SUPERCAB: The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and EverythingFriday, September 18th, 2015
(People tell me I shouldn’t use filters, but man, I don’t it too often, and when I DO do it, it’s because I’m afraid the real image will hurt your eyes, Gentle Reader, srsly.)
Hey, DYKT the number 42 “has received considerable attention in popular culture?”
Dreamforce Nightmare: Ohio-Based Advertising Firm Glee-fully Mocks SF – Boasts of “Earned Media Impressions” from Illegal GraffitiTuesday, September 15th, 2015
And here’s the write-up by Joe Garofoli: “Tech company defies San Francisco graffiti ban at Dreamforce.”
Now let’s hear from the people at CivitasNow, the company what promised to clean up the sidewalks of SoMA and the Financh yesterday afternoon:
@bsinram 14 hours ago We’re making headlines from coast to coast @CivitasNow http://blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2015/09/14/tech-company-defies-city-ban-against-putting-logo-on-sidewalks/ …,
You see that? They think this whole sitch is funny.
I think I see the problem here, I think the CivitasNow people are thinking they might get a ticket for two or three or four or five figures, but, IRL, what they might end up with is a settlement for six or seven figures if they continue to embarrass / piss off / mock area residents, such as a Mayor, or a City Attorney, or even a Benioff or two.
Hey CivitasNow, hey Bluewolf, do you think there might be a reason why some DreamForcers covered up some of your numerous chalk ads?
Perhaps you all have reached Pariah status, but you don’t even know it?
Marc Benioff’s DREAMFORCE 2015 Starts Off on the Wrong Foot: Illegal Ads from “Bluewolf” Mar Sidewalks of SoMAMonday, September 14th, 2015
[UPDATE: This webpage (“Dreamforce Swag”) was just pulled by “Bluewolf.” Here’s what it used to look like:
So that takes care of that.
So, no you didn’t have permits, right, Bluewolf people? Or if you do, then share the info – it sure would interesting to see that. Thank you, drive through. END OF UPDATES]
Via KatieOnViolin, you can’t do this:
Oh, what’s that, it’s only temporary? Well, that’s what they all say.
And there’s this:
“Citizens can obtain permits for sidewalk stencils, but there is no legal means for a company to advertise using sidewalk stencils, Gordon said. Still, many companies throughout the years have created guerrilla marketing campaigns on city sidewalks, including Zynga and IBM.”
What you bluewolfers ought to do, you know, wikiwiki, is come on downstairs, buy some brushes at a CVS, and then start scrubbing…
Some harried drivers got a little honky when they thought the spotted this Lyft taxi driver cutting in line to park at the Trader Joe’s Masonic gro sto.
But of course, this was just a routine pickup of a TJ’s shopper with groceries.
To me, getting picked up right outside the door of the store is the height of luxury, but I’m not handicapped or anything.
This lot is not set up this kind of pick up, IMO, and yet everything appeared to work out.
And speaking of car horns, if you’re trying to say anything other than “HERE I AM” or “HEY, I’M HERE” when you’re a-honking, you’re prolly doing things wrong.
You know what “Vision Zero” 2024 is about? It’s about “comfort.” Check it – lots of hits, huh?
The problem with comfortable pedestrians, is that they become overconfident pedestrians.
And that might be all right on a flat stretch of the “traffic sewer” known as Post Street…
…but as you get more comfortable with this game, you move on to hilly Masonic and this is where people get hit and this is where people die:
Who set up this arrangement, with a very popular Trader Joe’s with a very small parking lot on the left with a ready supply of free street parking on the right? SFGov, the same outfit that is promising to beat Sweden to a “Vision Zero” level of zero transportation deaths by more than a quarter-century, mostly by simply saying that’s what will happen, or that’s what might happen.
And speaking of which here’s the news of the past week – here’s an 8-figure settlement that arose from SFGov not competently performing its job re: traffic safety and here’s a 7-figure verdict that arose from the vaunted SFMTA’s vaunted taxi system.
If the SFMTA wants to eliminate transportation-related death and injury, it will need to eliminate transportation. To think that it has an an one-in-a-billion chance of attaining its ostensible goal by 2024 is to engage in fantasy.
If the SFMTA Wants to Ban “Private Vehicles” from Making Most Turns onto Market Between 3rd and 8th, What About Drivers with Handicapped Placards?Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
Get up to speed here.
So “Safer” Market Street is going to ban “private vehicles” including Lyft and Uber-type vehicles, but does that include rides with properly-displayed handicapped placards?
IDK. It seems our SFMTA doesn’t want to deal with this issue.
(Actually, it seems our SFMTA deals with embarrassing issues discussed on the SFMTA website by simply deleting webpages/URLs as soon as members of The Public link to them. Boy, it sure seems that way lately. But moving on, moving “forward” as they say.)
Oh look info about the SFMTA not located at the official SFMTA site – so here’s a link I cite without worrying that it will go bad within 24 hours:
• Bob Planthold: Taxi drivers say they can travel where Muni goes as stated by City Charter. The City will need investigate this. Also broader phrasing is needed regarding disability because “Red & Blue Placards” cannot be restricted.
Read the whole thing, if you want. It’s about all the plans the SFMTA has for this area.
So, is the SFMTA going to ban drivers of private vehicles with handicapped placards from turning onto Market at most places between 3rd and 8th?
Serious question. I think they are…