On the back of a flatbed tow truck, again:
Oh Maserati drivers, will you ever win?
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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I’ve already made this post, but I’ve just come across the route map for 2014’s Nike Women’s Half Marathon, and if this tiny blog can prevent just one unnecessary tow-job this weekend, well that’s blogesse oblige, mon frere.
If I were Nike, of Beaverton, Oregon, I’d refund the $500-$1000 tow fees that a bunch of San Franciscans are going to be getting come Sunday morning, on a case-by-case basis.
If I were Nike…
All the deets on street closures:
Well, this is new, the routing of this year’s Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco.
Nike, Inc is going to blow through Fell Street like an autumnal version of the Bay to Breakers historic street party and fun run.
Take a look – here are the new signs DPW just put out, like a string of pearls through the Panhandle:
Note the timing of the mass towings has recently been altered. Can you see the 5 AM hiding under the white sticker what says 11 PM? I’m sure there’s a story behind that.
Anywho, this pop-up event is unexpected so it’s going to catch a lot of people by surprise.
What’s that, “outreach?” Oh yeah, Nike sent out a ton of letters to residents, customized for each mile of the route. I myself got one, but then forgot about it until I saw all these signs.
Nevertheless, even with the letters, this pop-up event is unexpected so it’s going to catch a lot of people by surprise.
If you ask me, Fulton should have traffic signals in the USF area. But nobody asked me, so what our horrible SFMTA did recently instead of that was to take out a couple lanes.
So now this stretch of has a lower capacity in exchange for a dubious stab at increased safety.
Anyway, this is new on me, but it looks like Fulton can no longer handle annual USF Move-In Day without it being a big event complete with cars getting towed, with extreme prejudice. Ivan Valladares has the details:
“I saw around 20 cars getting towed away this morning on Fulton street, I’m sure it was more then that, just because students were moving in to SF STATE [sic] and were exclusively using the right lane to line up. This city sucks.”
Here it is, complete with home-made signs directing traffic:
Later in the day, the owner of this minivan parked at what’s normally a legal space for about ten minutes but then got swarmed by the popo with a quickness:
Look at these workers throwing signs over parked cars and into Golden Gate Park just yesterday. SFGov is required to give a little notice, so this is how they do it. Is it enough? Well, IDK. It’s certainly not enough for some people. (But think of the poor tow truck drivers who want to rifle through your car for loose change and folding money – they’re sort of people too, right?)
Here’s what the signs say:
So if you see the signs and then make sure to move your car off of Fell or Hayes or all those other streets, you pass the test – cngrats.
But if you parked your car before the towaway signs went up, well, you’ve been towed and that will run you somewhere between $500-$1000.
Welcome to San Francisco!
The owner of the car pictured below decided not to pay his parking tickets. So, this car sat around collecting tickets until AutoReturn or something similar came along to tow it away, with extreme prejudice.
(Right? Like why pay the SFMTA more than $1000 for a car that’s worth less than $1000…)
But before this car was abandoned forever, its owner made sure to let the SFMTA know what he thought about the situation. To wit:
“EAT MY SHIT, YOU SHIT-EATING PIECES OF SHIT.”
Oh, that’s not nice!
Now, let’s check the stinger on the arm:
“GO SUCK A FAT DICK, YOU BITCH-ASS FAGS.”
See? “Moving Forward Together” with the SFMTA:
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Too bad Angle Grinder Man doesn’t reside in the 415…
In closing, Don’t Mess With Texas.