Posts Tagged ‘wide’

Corrupt Twitterloin Update: Using a Rubber Duck to Show Off How Wide Your Car Tires Are

Friday, March 7th, 2014

(The funny thing about Twitter is that lots and lots of its employees would prefer having the HQ in northern San Mateo County anyway. Oh well, bygones.)

As seen on Golden Gate Avenue in the 94102:

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Photo: If You Park Your Car Like This on the Sidewalk in Front of Your Garage, Some Pedestrian Just Might Kick It

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Boy, if I parked an aging Honda like this and then came back to find part of its right side all stove in like this, I’d think, “Gee, maybe some ped got mad and kicked my car right where s/he wanted to walk.”

And the I wouldn’t park on the fucking sidewalk anymore.

As seen on Masonic, home of absurdly wide (22 feet(!) in some places) sidewalks filled with not too many pedestrians and a whole bunch of cars:

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The Needlessly Wide and Lightly-Used Avenues of the Inner Inner Sunset: Jordan Ave. – Why Is It So Wide? WHY WHY WHY?

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Is there something we could do with all this unused space?

Perhaps a parking lot smack dab in the middle of the street or housing, you know, like a series of shotgun shacks placed over the median?

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I mean, who thought that all this wideness was a good idea?

Fulton Street was Never Like This Before Octavia Boulevard – The Unintended Effects of the SFMTA’s Octavia Boulevard

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

You know what the architect of excessively-wide Octavia Boulevard says about it now? She says we built it too wide.

Anyway, at the time, former District Five Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi warned about the unintended effects of this brainchild of property-owning Hayes Valley millionaires.

One of the effects of gridlock on and around Octavia Boulevard is that it now makes sense for drivers to avoid Oak in the AM.

Thusly:

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Is this a good thing?

I think not.

Look Ma, No Hands! – Heading West on the Panhandle Bike Path – Should This “Wilderness Trail” Be Widened?

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

You know, before somebody, some ped gets clobbered?

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It will happen like this – a roadie traveling west, the downhill direction, will be “making time” or “flying” at 20-something MPH and s/he will clobber a pedestrian, perhaps Chris Bucchere-style.

So, I think wider would be better.

I mean, you wouldn’t want to narrow the thing, would you?

Risky Business: What It’s Like to “Take The Lane” on Masonic Avenue While Cycling Downhill

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Going uphill, cyclists use the ridiculously wide sidewalks of poorly-designed Masonic Avenue, but going downhill, people don’t really have that option.

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There’s a reason why Masonic is here, why it’s a major north-south route. The alternatives for cyclists are a half-mile to the west (Stanyan) and a half-mile to the east (newly “improved” Divisadero with extra small lanes, which were sacrificed for an embiggened median).

Our City Family has a plan for changes, sometime, but it costs $30,000,000 per mile…

OMG, 12-Foot-Tall LEGO Santa Yoda in Union Square! 12-Foot-Tall LEGO Santa Yoda in Union Square!

Monday, November 14th, 2011

From The Stark Insider (“All things West Coast”) comes news of a 12-foot tall, 10-foot wide Santa Yoda made out of LEGO bricks. It will go up in Union Square starting Friday, November 18th,* 2011.

Get the deets at LEGOSantaYoda.Com. (No, I’m not joking, I’m srsly.)

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All the deets:

“LEGO Master Builders Construct 12-foot Tall by 10-foot Wide Santa Yoda out of LEGO bricks

WHAT: Inspired by the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, this three-day community build where families help LEGO Master Builders to create a 12-foot tall by 10-foot wide LEGO Star Wars™ Santa Yoda made entirely of LEGO bricks to kick-off a countdown to the holidays found at www.LEGOSantaYoda.com. Building event supports the local Bay Area Boys & Girls Club, and consumer engagement via the web site donates LEGO toys to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program.

WHEN: Friday, November 18th to Sunday, November 20th 10am-6pm daily (or until completed)

WHERE: Union Square (next to the Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square), San Francisco”

(This would seem to be a more honest way of promoting LEGO than lying about a viral video ala the LEGO Indiana Jones game people.)

See you there!

*You know, it seems like Santa Yoda goes up earlier each year…

Why is 23rd the Queen of All Avenues in the West Bay? The Giant Median, That’s Why – Ooh, Classy!

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Actually, medians suck, generally. I mean, who are you trying to impress, 23rd Avenue?

Useless trees in the middle of the street, as seen betwixt Cabrillo and Fulton in the Richmond District:

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Cyclist on Divisadero Thinks He’s a Car – Unique Piston-Connecting Rod Tattoos on Legs – A Two-Cylinder Engine

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Here he is, on Divisadero (that street that just had its lanes shrunk in order to widen the useless median in order to please local merchants and real estate interests – they call that a “road diet,” I think).

Up and down and up and down, just like on a real car:

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ICE ICE, baby.

The View Looking Up from Elim, the Narrowest Street in San Francisco

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

See?

Elim Street is very narrow:

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Maybe someday, the sun will shine on Elim once again…