Pedestrian walkway, Webster and Geary:
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Look at these poor lost souls on Geary staring towards the west in a futile attempt to spot the next inbound #38 Geary.
You can tell when things get bad at a MUNI stop when people just plop themselves down out on the street on the stop itself.
Is Geary a “livable street?” I have no idea. And actually, it doesn’t matter if this is how the SFMTA does its primary function. Should SFMTA directors be boasting about their junkets to “other cities across the globe?” I don’t think so. Hey, it’s headshot day! Hold it, hold it, hold it, say “cheese!” Snap.
Would SF be better off without the relatively inconsequential “Sunday Streets” program if it could get a functional MUNI in exchange?
I think so.
Would SF be better off without Cheryl Brinkman on the SFMTA board?
I think so.
Here’s another example, from 2012:
SFMTA director Cheryl Brinkman said that she supported the proposal because she has been considering the reverse situation. “How would we defend making parking free on Sundays if we’ve been paying all these years?” she asked rhetorically.
OK fine, but then in 2014 she voted to make parking free on Sundays. Oh well.
And is this true? I don’t know:
Mayor Ed Lee apparently has no concern over conflicts of interests where Ms. Brinkman is concerned. Her husband’s company benefits directly from the North Beach tunnel project, and she has economic ties to the SFTMA and the SF Bicycle Coalition and the other “non-profits” that profit from the city’s many contracts from managing housing to street calming and car sharing.
In any event, the Directors of the SFMTA don’t seem to be concerned at all about making MUNI work better using the money we already give them. The SFMTA doesn’t need more money, the SFMTA needs to manage the money we give it more better. IMO.
“Meat Day” Comes on the 29th of Every Month in Japantown – But Uh Oh: “Except for Sausage, Bacon, Ham”Friday, October 4th, 2013
This is a monthly thing for four-star Yelp-rated Nijiya Market at 1737 Post St (between Buchanan and Webster) in Godforsaken, windblown, Redeveloped, and concrete-and-clay-and-general-decay Japantown.*
But what’s this,”EXCEPT FOR SAUSAGE, BACON, HAM?”
Those are like the three best animals, man!
A good thing is when the have cases of “imported” Sapporo Draft (aka Premium) (kara サッポロビール株式会社 Sapporo Bīru Kabushiki-gaisha) on sale for $13. (Yeah, imported from Ontario, Canada(!), but I guess an import is an import.)
Anyway, enjoy your Meat Days, San Francisco!
Homer: Are you saying you’re never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon?
Homer: Pork chops?
Lisa: Dad, those all come from the same animal.
Homer: Heh heh heh. Ooh, yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.
*I haven’t a clue on how to best fix earthquake-unsafe J-Town. Before the Great Recession, the solution was going to be something like 500 new condos in the nabe, each with a $100,000 fee tacked on to help pay for a new Japantown Garage and whatnot. But some businesses inside the horrible mall buildings are thriving and some are not, so it’s not an easy call to have a giant implosion and just start over. And, up to now, there’s been no money for that kind of thing anyway…
Before Andrea Koskey became yet another San Francisco Examiner writer who sold out to The Man by taking a gig* with political scion / man-child Gavin Newsom, she was writing stuff like this about the unused ped bridge over Geary at Steiner.
So like SFGov “improved” the Western Addition by tearing down a mess of Victorians (which would be worth 7 figures a piece these days) to replace them with concrete and clay and general decay.
Next, it’s going to improve things by tearing down some of the concrete, when it feels like it. (Is “chop shop” a verb? Yes, it’s become a palliative cliche in D5.)
Here’s how things stand today, with the recent changes to the newish crosswalk.
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*Does health care start on your first day with Lt-Guv Gav, you know, with no waiting period? I think so. There are lots of other benefits too.
The Geary Expressway Scramble – These Peds on Webster Have the Light, But They Don’t Have a Crosswalk – Oh WellTuesday, October 1st, 2013
If want to get across Geary at Webster from the west side of the street, you have a couple options:
1. Cross Webster, walk up the ugly ped bridge spiral to get across Geary to walk down the opposite spiral, and then cross Webster again; or
2. Wait for a green on Webster and just trot across to your destination.
Interestingly, the similar ped bridge over nearby Steiner now has a crosswalk under it.
NB: These ped bridges sometimes have thugs and raccoon families on them.
As it looked yesterday on Post Street:
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Webster Street Stage:
|Sunday, August 5|
|11am||Cherng Loon Lion Dance
Yet Another Hero
|Noon||The Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble|
|1:00 pm||“Fun & Furry Pooch Doggy Contest”|
|2:45 pm||GroovMekanex / Lil G and Morimoto|
|3:45 pm||Tracy Cruz|
|11am||Mishibana-kai San Francisco & Miwa-kai San Mateo (Japanese|
|Noon||Karikatan Dance Company (Filipino Stick Dancing)|
|1:00 pm||Mele Ohana (Ukulele)|
|2:00 pm||Ke ‘Olu Makani `O Mauna Loa (Hula)|
|3:00 pm||Mango Kingz (Island Reggae)|
|4:00 pm||Island Touch Band (Hawaiian Contemporary)|
|5:00 pm||Moana (Hawaiian)|
See you there!
Hold On #5 Fulton Riders, Cause the Central Subway is Coming in Ten Years and It Will Fix Everything!Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
This is one of the stops on the #5 Fulton where riders get passed by with regularity:
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The solution is to be patient or to walk to Van Ness and McAllister, where many passengers get off.
Oh, in reality, the Central Subway hole in the ground will actually suck money away from the #5 Fulton.
So let’s alter that headline to “The Central Subway is Coming in Ten Years and It Will Make Things Worse.”