First at 441 Pine
And then at Golden Gate and Van Ness:
And now at Market Center:
When will the next domino fall?
I guess you’re driving north on Van Ness and then you start to turn east on Golden Gate but then you see a sweet sweet empty parking space in front of Yet Another Abandoned McDonalds In Frisco, well, this is what it looked like:
And then after all the resultant honking, we ended up with this:
And then I had to turn away – it was just too embarrassing to watch, so I don’t know the conclusion of this vignette.
But c’mon people! You’re allowed to block one lane of traffic whilst parallel parking, but not three.
You’re just not that special…
These are most of the people depicted in this Van Ness BRT proposal from the SFMTA:
At first I thought the right side showed a stolen metal shopping cart being pushed by a street person, but then I thought it might be a stroller, but then I ENHANCED the image to see it’s a privately-owned folding shopping cart being pushed by I don’t know who.
Of course this isn’t a typical amount of peds you’d expect to find using the crosswalks at this intersection, but perhaps our SFMTA is, once again, being “aspirational.”
And this rendering is a lot better than some we’ve seen in the past, like this urbanist’s fever dream of our already-failed Octavia “Boulevard,” which turned out to be somehow too wide and not wide enough at the same time IRL:
On It Goes…
You live up front and carry around your ATV or motorcycles or whatever in the back
[UPDATE: “STEVEN HAS BEEN FOUND. He is currently with family.]
OK, here’s the report as far as I know:
Steven Harris, went missing around 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015, last seen leaving his job at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. His home is in San Bruno, and his last phone ping was at Market & Van Ness. His family is trying to get any sort of media attention to help bring Steven home.