Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Don't Be That Guy

Okay, one last gem before I leave:

Via Curbed SF, this former Angleno's guide to driving in San Francisco.  I'm not condoning auto use but, today at least, I'm not hating on it.  We all have friends who drive, and yet we still love them.  These ten points are solid pieces of advice to help the overly auto-dependent coexist peacefully with the rest of us:
Park in the street, and it’s totally legal here for anyone waking by to bash your windshield in with a bat. Really, it is. We’re very progressive and don’t have a lot of outlets [for] our stockpiles of rage. Do not tempt us.
Oh, he knows me so well.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Epic Slowness

Just outside Beijing there's a highway that's experiencing a bit of traffic.  In fact, the traffic jam just hit its ninth day.  Nine days of traffic - and you thought your commute was bad.

Speaking of slowness, I know I haven't posted in a while.  You hear it on blogs all the time, but I've been super busy at work.  And after this week I'm off to a much needed vacation in Europe.  I hope to see some shining examples of transit and urban infrastructure while I'm there - and I might have a chance to post some of it here while I'm over there.  But fair warning, I'm k-k-kinda busy.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sunday Streets Announces "Central City" Route

Again via the Sunday Streets Facebook page, we have word of October's Sunday Streets route, from Civic Center through the Tenderloin!  From Civic Center Plaza up Polk Street to Ellis and O'Farrell, then down Leavenworth and Jones, this route opens up a tight cluster of street spaces in San Francisco's densest residential neighborhood.  For many this will be a great chance to see the TL for the first time, and for the thousands of people who live nearby, it will be a welcome respite from the traffic sewers that burden this neighborhood.

Click through the image above for a closer look - I'll see you all there!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

This. Is. Too. CUTE.

Via SF Appeal, a kid named Sam got a BART cake for his 4th birthday.  This would be evidence of reincarnation, except that I'm not dead yet.