Here’s the scene at Golden Gate and Van Ness, with the vacant McD’s to the left and newly-placed construction trailers to the right. But it turns out that the trailers are just there for the multiyear Van Ness BRT project, which will finish sometime in the 2020’s…
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Our Brokedown Palace, a Formerly Architecturally Significant Mcdonald’s, Gets Tagged – But Signs of Life NowTuesday, November 8th, 2016
Perpendicular Parallel Parking: Sure, “Believe in Yourself,” But Not This Much – When “Leaning In” Goes Too FarTuesday, May 31st, 2016
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…
This BRT Rendering Shows How Our SFMTA Views Us The People – But Is This a Homeless Person or Just an Old Pushing Groceries?Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
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…