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FLASHBACK: Recalling When Hipsters of the Lower Haight Tried to Own and Operate an AMC Pacer for a Laugh or TwoThursday, February 11th, 2016
This was the scene on Haight Street back in the aughts (and back when CWNevius still lived in the East Bay, where he belongs and where he’d be happier) – four urban youts inside of one AMC Pacer:
(Perhaps Google should have used these cars to carry their Street View sensors around? Compared to brand-new, bright red hybrid Priuseses, a fleet of old Pacers would have attracted less attention from John Law.)
But look, Gentle Reader, they loved Pacers in France, for some reason:
All right, let’s say au revoir to les hipsters de Haight, seen after they’d navigated through the already failed Octavia Boulevard “urbanist”/urbonaut experiment/ongoing fiasco:
(Headrests are for squares of course.)
Stay safe in your overweight, underpowered, low-MPG, two-ton fishbowl!
“Scott Owades, Lone[-ly] Mountain
As a transportation fanatic, I’m excited to be able to bring new commuting options into the neighborhood. My company, Chariot, is launching The Great Haight tomorrow, running down Haight & Oak St.
The route runs from 6:30 – 9:30 AM and 4:30 – 7:30 PM, and the pickups are:
Haight & Stanyan
Haight & Clayton
Haight & Masonic
Lyon & Oak
Oak & Pierce
Oak & Webster
While Muni serves Market St. well, it’s a pain to commute on Muni to SoMa & Caltrain. If you’re going in that direction, you should give this a [try].”
Well, I suppose it’s three peds, actually. Now let’s see how they do:
The two peds on the left act properly and the jogger ped does not.
There’s room for improvement at this intersection, SFGov/SFMTA.
Oh dahling, you simply MUST flee your humid, steaming walk-up in the Mission – come to the West and spend the summer months with me at my Estate, CLAYTONIA:
Joggers in the Panhandle Have Less Than a 10% Chance of Getting a Green Light at Oak and Masonic, So That’s Why They JaywalkTuesday, July 14th, 2015
And that comes on the heels of this, back in April:
The way our SFMTA has this intersection set up now is that joggers only have about 7 seconds to start crossing Masonic during a 75 second signal cycle. Assuming they don’t purposefully speed up or slow down to catch their green, that means they have less than a 10% chance of not encountering a red signal for crossing. Human nature being what it is, people jog across against the light and the resulting accident is the jogger’s fault. Check it:
Anyway, that’s why so many people are getting hit by cars at this intersection.
For whatever reason, the SFPD isn’t motivated to enforce the CA Vehicle Code upon peds, so this is the result.
If you believe in ped safety, you’d be in favor of a ped enforcement action here, to learn the joggers. OTOH, if you get paid to promote ped “rights,” then you’d disfavor a ped enforcement action here – you’d bend over backwards to displace blame. I mean, these peds aren’t “mistakenly” jaywalking, they’re doing it on purpose, right?
Choose or lose…