Posts Tagged ‘way’

When Oh When Will People Start Paying Attention to the “Sharrows” Painted on Our Streets?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

You see, “sharrows” are down there to tell cyclists that they’re “salmoning,” that they’re going the wrong way.

Thusly:

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When, oh when, will we learn?

Here It Is: “NANCY PELOSI DRIVE” – San Francisco, CA – Formerly Known as Pork Barrel Parkway

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Enjoy:

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I don’t know, is this a thank you for all the fed money we’re getting for the wasteful Central Subway?

Perhaps.

Next stop, Willie L. Brown Jr. Boulevard!

Thank you, drive through.

Uh, shouldn’t we wait until people die before honoring their legacy? 

I think so.

Otherwise you end up with something like Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti International Airport, with Uday Terminal and Qusay Terminal, right?

(Incidentally, Willie Brown was behind a push to change the name of SFO to Willie Brown International back in the 1990′s. I’m srlsy. Then the airport people came back with a study showing how the IATA code letters SFO constituted one of the world’s best-known “brands.” So that was the end of that proposal. But the impulse is the same, in’nt?  The desire to have one’s name all over the place, statues, busts and the like. How sad!)

What It’s Like to Travel Around San Francisco During New Year’s Eve, When the SFPD is Especially Tolerant

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

How many SFPD cops saw this maneuver, do you think, when a partying driver treated McAllister Street at Franklin like a one-way street?

Several.

But this kind of behavior is tolerated on NYE in the 415 because the cops, well, the cops will generallyhave their hands full with other stuff.

So, drive however you want and soon enough you and your tummy full of alcohol will back get home to the Marina or the Marin safely: 

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Probably.

 

The Death of Pedestrian Jack Wing, 78, at Market and Beale – December 10th, 2012

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Jack Wing Identified as Pedestrian Killed in SOMA

Looking south from Davis Street across Market:

Driver:

Shoe, cap, water bottle:

Getting hauled away:

Turns Out That Skateboarding IS a Crime, or At Least It Is When You Turn Bush Street Into Pine Street

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Like this fellow heading outbound down Nob Hill on Bush, which of course is a one-way inbound route.

Didn’t we just lose a skateboarder not too long ago on this very same hill? I think so.

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I mean, I’m just saying, right?

Gold Mountain Mural in North Beach is Gone, Long Gone, Owing to Graffiti Vandals – Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The news of this mural going away had escaped my attention the past couple of months.

Here’s what it looked like before….

…and here’s what it looks like now:

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Here are your reading notes:

Gen Fujioka of the Chinatown Community Development Center is involved with promoting the horrible Central Subway to Nowhere.

Artist Ann Sherry is fortunate to get a five-figure commission for anything, so I’m not sure why she’s so perpetually cranky. 

It’s not smart to put up images of authority figures (you know, people in military of police uniforms) in a sort of wild part of town

I don’t know, maybe this was a bad idea from the start?

I don’t know, maybe San Francisco government has lots of bad ideas, you know, from the start?

What can we learn from this episode?

OccupySF is Big (or Bigger Than It Used to Be, Anyway) – How It Looks Near the Ferry Building in Mid-November, 2011

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Here are the former bocce ball courts near the Ferry Building as of November 13th, one day before OccupyOAK got cleaned out by cops for the second time.

Camp Lee, 2011:

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And here’s the Federal Reserve Building on Market near Main:

Are there are other smaller tent places as well.

And oh, here’s the part of the cookhouse pantry for Base Camp:

I didn’t realize how big an operation this has become.

I don’t think a little rain will get all these people to leave, personally…

Possible Suicide This Morning on Stuart Between Market and Mission – Very Close to OccupySF Base Camp

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Don’t have the details for this death on the sidewalk of Stuart just south of Don Chee Way (which is now the southern border of OccupySF these days).

Per Justin Beck:

“A guy apparently just died on Steuart near Don Chee Way. Paramedics tried CPR but then covered up the body. No other info yet.”

That’s Occupy in the background – I have no idea of the dead person’s possible relationship to OccupySF or the Hotel Vitale:

Roof of the hotel showing the fencing:

The cookhouse for OccupySF is in the lower left-hand corner, first-responder SFFD Engine 13 is in the lower right, and “Spa Vitale” is on top:

One-Way Blocks of Hayes and Fell Street in Hayes Valley To Go Two-Way? SFMTA Holds a Public Hearing Friday

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The NIMBYs and small-time millionaire bidness owners of Hayes Valley don’t want you Sunset District-living Chinese-Americans driving your Toyotas through Hayes Valley when you head home from SoMA.

NOT AT ALL!

So, why not take out lanes, put up No Left and No Right signs and do whatever else they can to prevent west-bound traffic using Hayes to get to Fell, aka The Panhandle Freeway? See below for the deets.

Oh, and speaking of Fell, well, the Hayes Valley Merchants Association doesn’t want you using a few short blocks to jink from eastbound Oak to 10th Street southbound and the freeways beyond neither. They want you using hopelessly-clogged Octavia instead. (Hey, who thunk up our disastrous Octavia Boulevard “Boulevard-Movement” experiment, anyway?)

Look at all these trees proposed for Hayes Street – how many of them are useful fake cell-phone-antenna trees? Probably zero.

Don’t even try it, Sunset denizens. All the outreach meetings are over and done with, and you weren’t invited. You are not a stakeholder. You are the Yellow Horde from the West. So, shut up, pay your taxes and deal. Whether you like it or not.

And who knows, maybe someday the SFMTA will come on up to like 32nd and Lawton or someplace way out there and then outreach you about how tout le monde should pay for your neighborhood improvement project.

Just give it a few decades…

“Director of Transportation Engineering – Sustainable Streets Division will hold a public hearing on Friday, January 21, 2011, at10:00 AM, in Room 416 (Hearing Room 4), City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, SanFrancisco, CA  94102, to consider the following proposals:

Hayes Street Two-Way Proposal

ESTABLISH – TWO-WAY OPERATION

Hayes Street, between Van Ness Avenue and Gough Street (currently one-way westbound)

ESTABLISH – RIGHT TURN ONLY

Hayes Street, eastbound at Van Ness Avenue

ESTABLISH – LEFT LANE MUST TURN LEFT

Hayes Street, westbound at Gough Street

ESTABLISH – RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT EXCEPT MUNI

ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY LANE MUST TURN LEFT

Hayes Street, westbound at Van Ness Avenue

ESTABLISH – NO LEFT TURN, 7 AM TO 7 PM, EVERYDAY

Hayes Street, eastbound at Franklin Street

ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME

Hayes Street, south side, between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street

Hayes Street, north side, between Polk Street and Van Ness Avenue

RESCIND – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME

ESTABLISH – PARKING METER AREA 2

ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 7 AM TO 9 AM AND 3 PM TO 7 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

Hayes Street, north side, between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street

RESCIND – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING 4 PM TO 7 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

Hayes Street, south side, between Market Street and Polk Street

RESCIND – BUS ZONE

Hayes Street, north side, from Franklin Street to 64 feet westerly

RESCIND – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING 4 PM TO 7 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

9th Street, west side, between Market and Howard Streets

Fell Street Two-Way Proposal

ESTABLISH – TWO-WAY OPERATION

Fell Street, between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street (currently one-way eastbound)

ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 7 AM TO 9 AM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

Fell Street, south side, between Franklin Street and Van Ness Avenue

ESTABLISH – NO LEFT TURN

Van Ness Avenue, northbound, at Fell Street

ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME

Fell Street, north side, from Franklin Street to 90 feet easterly

Fell Street, south side, from Franklin Street to 50 feet easterly

ESTABLISH – NO PARKING ANYTIME

Fell Street, both sides, from Van Ness Avenue to 20 feet westerly

The above items have received environmental clearance from the San Francisco Planning Department through an Addendum to Environmental Impact Report dated December 16, 2010, for Project Title 2003.0347E – Market and Octavia Neighborhood Plan; Hayes & Fell Two-Way.

How Not to Drive in China: In the Wrong Direction on the Freeway at 50 Per – Thrilling Video from Actress Kelly Hu

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Moye has the video and the story of actress Kelly Hu’s thrilling taxi ride in China, where if get lost on the freeway you can just hang a Louie to get back on track.

Mind you, “don’t try this in Beijing.”

But in Tianjin, well it’s totally wide open.

Nice GPS installation you’ve got there. Real professional…

Stay safe!