(Oh, so that’s what the inside of a CalTrain station looks like. I’d never been.)
Engine 920, dolled up for the holidays, as seen in SoMA:
I didn’t take these photos, but I’ll tell you, I’ve seen a lot of corruption regarding free parking for SFGov employees in the SoMA area, so I believe them.
Here’s a photo essay with captions from Jim, who went on a walkabout yesterday.
Take a look:
“There are the People who pay up front to park in a lot, $25-$70. There are the people who feed meters but many of those wind up paying $72 to the City long after the last pitch. And there are those who play the system and possibly cheat and pay nothing for parking in a “red zone” with the help from “winking and nodding” SFMTA Parking Control Officers.
All these photos were taken within a 50 foot circle near 2nd & Townsend at 2:15 P.M. on Sunday April 7, 2013 during the Giants/St. Louis Baseball game.
1) Number 1 shows what the average slug must pay for parking for the Giant’s game at 2 in the afternoon, i.e. $70.
2) Number 2 shows a Handicapped placard vehicle getting free Giants game parking in the “red zone” of the SFFD at Second & Townsend. Handicapped placard holders may not park in “red zones.”
3) What appears to be several private vehicles of S.F. firefighters parked in the “red zone” claiming to be working by their Official Papers on the Dash. Is it mere code for “don’t ticket a fellow City employee?”
4) Several motorcycles getting ticketed (TC27, 219) for expired meters by the PCO who just drove by the “red zones” without seeing cause to stop.
5) Photo of SFFD Headquarters at 9:30 A.M., Sunday April 7, 2013 in case you think a lot of people work there on a Sunday.
Erin Sherbert has the story of today’s ceremony honoring the recent lifting of the San Francisco Bicycle Plan injunction.
(Leave us remember that the four-year-injunction was 100% not the fault of Judge Busch.)
Anyway, look for something like this to go down on Townsend today at 1:00 PM, somewhere near Fourth Street in the SoMA:
But this event will probably push some over the edge. Like the snarky people at Enough, we say, enough:
“OK, we get it, now the city can paint some stripes on the road and call them ‘bike lanes.’ Stop shitting yourself.”
Does this look like San Francisco? It must, because that’s what it is, or at least this is how SoMA looked last night when the Harvest Moon* started rising in the sky around sunset.
Can you spot the full moon? And what’s behind Door 17? Click to expand:
That’s from a fish-eye lens. Here’s the same moon a little later with a zoom lens.
Has it been 40 years since Whitey first set foot on the silv’ry orb?
*Or Fruit Moon, if you want to play it safe