Posts Tagged ‘too’

Close Parking on the Streets of San Francisco

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Uh, this is too close:

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How Close is Too Close for Parallel Parking on the Streets of San Francisco? This is It – Too Close

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Visitors ask all me all the time if my giant Toyota has ever gotten stuck between other cars whilst parked on the mean streets of San Francisco.

And the answer has always been in the negatory.

But I think this here is an actual case, what with bumpers of the black VW cute-ute SUV actually touching the cars ahead and behind.

See?

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I don’t know, maybe you could rev your engine to gently push the cars out of your way, but that would seem to be a risky course.

I guess the driver might have to just be patient and then come back to see when escape becomes a possibility…

Noe Valley’s 23rd Street Proves Too Much for This Google Bus – Its Rear End Gets Stuck at the Bottom of a Hill

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Oh well:

Via Jim Greer of online gaming site Kongregate - click to expand

Google Bus/

Google Bus/

It’s not your fault

Wouldn’t the Google Bus have been better off on 24th? I think so.

And hey, didn’t former Supervisor Bevan Dufty meet with area NIMBY’s to iron things out a half-decade ago?

I think so. Actually, I know so. It looked like this:

But the wealthy, white, wizened NIMBYs of Noe still weren’t satisfied.

Oh well.

I hope you’re happy, NIMBIES! Look what you made Google do.

(Or maybe the driver just got lost. You’d think he’d have a map with no-go areas marked out.)

(Do Googlers Google on Sundays? Not that I know of, but they go on fun field trips from time to time, wine tastings and the like, I hear.)

I’ll tell you, Google prolly hasn’t been this embarrassed since that federal cop busted the Maps Car in the Presidio.

Here’s the chase, recorded by Google itself:

And here’s the bust, apparently for not getting a permit from the Presidio Trust after the Presidio Trust told Google it would need a permit:

All right, let’s be careful out there, Google!

Dear AT&T: Nobody in San Francisco Wants Your Fracking Useless Telephone Books, Absolutely Nobody

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Is there some law that says AT&T is required to deliver waaaaaaay too many phone books to San Francisco households every year? Could be.

If there is, wouldn’t it be easier for all concerned if instead of leaving all these unwanted phone books out in the rain for day after day, week after week, AT&T could just have its workers deliver them directly to the recycling bins out back?

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What’s that, AT&T? People still love your phone books? No they don’t.

Obviously, there’s profit to be had, somehow, in this annual exercise, so oh well.

Many Sidewalks in San Francisco are just Too Darn Wide

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Take a look at Masonic Avenue here. What’s the point of having such an uber-wide sidewalk like this?

Couldn’t some of this sidewalk be used for a bike lane or something useful?

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You have to wonder what people were thinking, back in the day, when they were laying out the sidewalks of San Francisco.

[UPDATE: Geez, people, we're not talking about removing the sidewalks here, but making them a reasonable size. Obviously, some planners a long time ago thought it was a great idea to have Masonic be some kind of grand boulevard or avenue or something. Does anybody want this underpopulated windblown stretch of sidewalk to be even wider? What do you want to do, play volleyball on the sidewalk?]