Posts Tagged ‘t’s’

Look Out, San Francisco Drivers! The SFMTA is Experimenting with Your Currently-Free Parking Spaces

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Here’s what happened on Central “Avenue” near Fell Street in the Western Addition NoPA all the way back in 2010.

And here’s the same block today, below.

So, somebody painted these parking T’s where there were none before and then somebody else came along three months later to blank them out with black paint and then, over the years, the black paint wore out leaving the still-visible, commercial-grade white T’s.

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Why would the DPW / SFMTA do this?

To see how parkers would react?

To put in meters?

I don’t know.

Courage.

GAP T-Shirt Ad Uses Real T-Shirts – A Striking Billboard at Broadway and Battery – You Want a 3D Ad? Here It Is

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Here it is on Broadway, ‘neath the Transamerica Pyramid: 

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And here’s the close-up, with T’s blowing in the breeze:

It’s beautiful.

Maximum Pwnage: DPT Totally Owns the NoPA NIMBY What Painted Parking Assistance Marks on Central Avenue

Friday, April 1st, 2011

[Someday, somebody will learn me why we call Central Street Central Avenue - I'll bet, in some areas, it's just a skosh wider than its siblings like Lyon or Baker, or maybe there were grander plans for this nothingburger street at some point...]

Get up to speed here on how some jackhole in the North of Panhandle Area part of the Western Addition painted white marks on Central Avenue so that each parker had a regulation 20 feet or something of room. They looked like capital “T’s” to me.

As is typical with neighborhood activists who don’t know what the frack they’re doing, the neighborhood activist who painted the marks didn’t know what the frack he (and it must have been a he, am I right girlfriend?) was doing.

Anyway, you can see the result – appears as if DPW applied paint thinner to each of the T’s yesterday, thusly:

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Now, here’s the Minority Report. Let’s say somebody in government wants to put parking meters on each and every residential block in San Francisco. Would that person have DPW or someplace put the parking marks down as a test to see how parkers responded? If such a test lasted three months, would the marks come off on the last day of a quarter, like March 31st, something like that? Uh oh…

Or, these were marks put down by aliens for the coming invasion, ala M. Night Shamalan’s Signs movie? (The secret to stopping the spread of aliens is water, but it’s unknown at this point how to stop the SFMTA from metastasizing…)

Either way, with these last two theories, all’s I can say is courage.

Let’s hope it was just a NIMBY…

Just Who is Responsible for the Terrible T’s of Central Avenue? “Parking Assistance” Comes to Street Parking

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

I don’t know, but the person who spray-painted all these parking-meter style* white “T’s” on Central Avenue** was either:

1. A deluded, self-appointed NIMBY-type out to “improve” “his/her” neighborhood; or

2. A deluded government-appointed type out to make profit, in some way.

Now, NIMBY or Govmint worker (either way), how did you decide the spacing of the T’s? Is it in some book? What about Smart cars?

Another “improvement” gone awry:

Oh well.

*There are no meters here, at this point, anyway

**Yes, “Avenue,” for some odd reason.