Posts Tagged ‘van’
There are proper ways of moving furniture into and out of a place on Masonic, but this method…
…isn’t one of them. Dudes were here for a good long time on a relatively quiet Saturday afternoon.
Of course there are pros and cons to the coming changes to Masonic, but one thing’s for sure – the backups are going to be epic.
SF Paratransit Vans Now [DO NOT] Have the Name of the Driver on the Side, As If They Were Fighter Jets?Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
[UPDATE: Hoo boy, I’ve just discovered the red circles on the sides of these vans are to honor those “who helped make paratransit possible” – see Comments. My bad. But seriously, I thought regular drivers had their names stamped on the side to give them more pride in work, to encourage them to drive and park more safely. (Of course, I still think that’s a good idea, even if the drivers wouldn’t like it…)]
Well, this kind of thing should be mandatory for Toyota Prius drivers:
And Interim Mayor Ed Lee’s Chevy Volt should have this too, the better to spot when it’s double parked.
If I were a driver, I’d ask for a radio call sign like Maverick, Goose, or Jester…
An Oddity: A Big Rig-Style Smokestack Atop a Van Assisting With the Heist Production in Haight AshburyFriday, April 10th, 2015
First up, some signage to learn the locals that our Dear Leader is fully on board with the production of this heist movie, so step off, hippies:
And is this a rolling coal diesel exhaust coming out of this van parked on Stanyan, the better to power a phalanx of electronic gear?
Sure looks that way.
I’ve never seen a smokestack on the top of a van before…
Sauce for the Goose: Here It Is, Your Gigantic San Francisco Sheriff Mobile Command Unit – Biggest Ice Cream Truck EverThursday, April 2nd, 2015
As seen in Civic Center last week:
Now the font on the side isn’t comic sans, but it seems a little bit comical to me:
Didn’t realize we had one of these. Perhaps we received a little Homeland Security money to pay for it, IDK.
I’m sure everybody was impressed at its debutante ball / first “MCU rally” in Sacramento a couple years back.
Next up, Know Your SFPD Command Posts – it’s sauce for the gander:
San Francisco Police Mobile Command One is huge, as you can see…
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…as is Mobile Command Two:
As for Mobile Command Three, well, not so much. Via Bluoz:
[UPDATE: Nick Turner, an Editor employed by Bloomberg notes:
“Think the green vans are groceries (Fresh) and white ones are contractors they use for Prime deliveries. Not 100% sure, though.”]
I’m a little auspicious of this one:
Oh, and Amazon, check out CVC 26708, Material Obstructing or Reducing Driver’s View, conveniently located after the jump. (Unless that doesn’t apply to your operation – I can’t tell if it does. But the spirit of this law certainly should apply to your operation, Amazon.)
This Sidecar TNC (Transportation Network Company) Van was in an Accident and Then It Wasn’t Properly Repaired, IMOTuesday, December 9th, 2014
The orange side mirror cozy tells us that that this minivan is operating as a Sidecar and the fact that its front wheels are closer to the median than the rear wheels when it’s going straight down the highway tells me that it was in an accident and then it wasn’t properly repaired:
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Is this a particularly dangerous sitch? Prolly not.
And, in fact, Lady Diana would have been better off in this vehicle* with this driver** on these roads*** and with San Francisco EMTs**** at the ready than she was in her deadly accident in France.
And it’s not an SFMTA-approved San Francisco taxi cab with more than a half million miles on the odometer.
But still, this Sidecar aint right.
*A Mercedes Benz S280 that had badges saying “S600” and “V12,” an S280 that wasn’t repaired properly after being stolen for its airbages, an S280 that handled differently turning left vs turning right
**Not drunk, let’s hope.
***Pick America’s poorest state and try to find exposed support beams without a guardrail ala that tunnel in Paris. You can’t.
****American-style “scrape and scoot” response vs. a French-style “stay and pray” let’s-take-more-than-an-an-hour-to-get-to-the-hospital approach…