my classmate's mother-in-law makes 67 usd/hour on the laptop. She has been unemployed for six months but last month her pay was 13624 usd just working on the laptop for a few hours. browse around this site
@sfparkripoff & @Micheal
One of the more interesting things about some of the traffic calming is that it actually widens lanes. I can't find the link right now, but here's a good example:
Currently: Two 10 foot lanes
Proposed: One 12 foot lane and 8 foot of bike lane + buffer
Cars are usually 6-8 feet wide. So they fit easily in the bike lane + buffer.
Fire trucks can be up to 10 feet wide: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/trucks/trucksize/width.htm
This means with 2 10 foot lanes, you barely have any room to navigate, this will slow down the larger vehicles. Or if they have to pass a city bus, the driver will only have inches to spare.
But by widening the travel lane to 12 feet, this gives drivers a more clear indication about where they need to move if a fire truck is behind them. People tend to stay inside the lines.
Also, by removing a travel lane, there is half the space for cars on a road to begin with, so the drivers will tend to shift toward more arterial streets instead of filling up loacal streets. In addition, by only having one travel lane it cuts the number of cars in half, and gives them ALL a space to move to (the bike lane).
Someone posted that workers at tech companies make practically nothing of value - and it's perfectly true.
Twitter is worth $Billions, but it hasn't even turned a profit. Facebook is another shovel with a rope handle. So what's the value in the mantra "Like us on Facebook"?'
Many of these so called tech companies are just Ponzie/Pyramid schemes that are played like a casino and a bunch of investors are going to get burned when the bubble pops.
I am a firefighter who drives a fire engine/truck. In every instance where a bike lane has been put in it has aided our response time. Just look at the new Folsom Street configuration. There used to be an additional auto lane crowded with automobiles. Now there is an open lane easily vacated by bicycles which we can travel in. No lane is easily vacated by cars, it is tedious, time consuming process. This is the case all over the City. Instead of calling someone a "drama queen", maybe the first commentator should respond to some of these scenes and see the carnage first hand. It is pretty "dramatic" and warrants all the concern advocated in the above article. Bulb outs, road diets and traffic calming work. They reduce auto related emergencies and promote public safety. I would much rather see these tragedies averted than respond to them, but if responding, the aforementioned street improvements have only assisted our response time. The above commentator obviously has very little knowledge of what actually goes on out on our streets and Nicole Schneider obviously does.
@sfparkripoff As futile as it is to argue with an unhinged gadfly with tons of time on his hands, I just would like to know which "Taxpayers" (capital 'T'? Really?) you think don't know what the motives of WalkSF, SFBC, etc. are. Ummmm, the motive is to keep us from getting killed on the streets. kthxbye.
Emergency vehicles will have an easier time getting through if our streets keep improving for walkers and cyclists. Your oh-so-scientific perceptions that there is 'gridlock' in neighborhoods that never had it before has NOTHING to do with traffic calming and EVERYTHING to do with increasing population in the city and new-to-the-city vehicle owners who don't know not to drive on Market and Valencia Streets, to name a couple.
Oh and BTW when a large truck hits a vulnerable street user it IS almost invariably a 'massacre'
What can The City do about the massacres happening on our streets? Somebody took their drama queen pills this morning.
The Fire Department is NOT hindering street safety. Every time the city narrows a traffic lane or put the road "on a diet" to slow down traffic it creates delays for First responders as well as public transit. All of the "traffic calming" that is being promoted by Walk SF, The Bicycle Coalition, and Livable City has done nothing but create gridlock across neighborhoods that never had a problem before.
All of these "advocacy organizations" who derive their incomes from donations, government grants, and the SFMTA Budget need to register with the city as *lobbying organizations* so that Taxpayers know what their true motives are.
I live near the 16/Noe?Market intersection. Although they added bulb outs to the one corner in front of the new Icon condo building, drivers have not slowed down at all. I actually feel like I am in more danger because I am actually closer to the speeding cars and bikes. I don't understand why the pedestrian crosswalks are not properly striped in this intersection and why there is not a proper investment in lane markings and upgraded traffic lights.
Examinot editorial board is boring. Heck the whole of Western SOMA is now zoned for PDR and that space really does not serve that function. Compost is gaming again....what a utter joke. We have plenty of space for activity that hasn't really functioned in The City in more than 45 years. Fools. LOL
@ I wasnt here, wow, you're just full of negativity, aren't you?
"The tech sector growth alone is contentious. The wages, on average, are higher than in many other industries, allowing the new workers to pay more for living space."
What is contentious is not that they are paid so much, but that they are paid so much for doing NOTHING OF VALUE. The average tech company is only producing - at best - another distraction for the masses. I don't think that people would mind so much if what they were producing wasn't utterly and totally USELESS and WORTHLESS and not advancing manking in ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM.
"But manufacturing is much more, especially light industrial here in The City, which is making things such as clothing, furniture, bath and body products, bicycle accessories, food, jewelry and pet products, among others. The range of companies setting up shop in The City is staggering."
So... I'm guessing... are the prices....
My what short memories people have! This is the same sort of cheerleading we heard right before Dot-Bomb 1.0. The tech sector is great at producing useless shit that people don't need. But that's where the money is at the moment. And you thought we had values?
There's really only one option now. LEAVE. Get out. Go someplace REAL. San Francisco is a dark, phony shell of its former self. Ever hear of the great Hong Kong artist scene? No. That's where we're heading. San Francisco is going to be the next Hong Kong.
And if you want population density - and really who doesn't? - then why not bulldoze the obvious place - Mid-Market. If I had a dollar for every story I've read about the "resurgence of the Mid-Market area" I might even be able to afford to live here!!! But San Francisco has shown that it cares far more about the high density of convicted sex offenders on 6th St then it does about normal working people who aren't sexual deviants or millionaires.
Broad-based recovery MY ASS. Try "Dot-Com Boom 2.0." The economy may be recovering for big corporations profit margins and the stock market, and anyone on the government dole, but beyond that it's pretty desperate. San Francisco could be the Manhattan of the West. But it won't be. This City is too parochial, not to mention too corrupt, for that to happen. San Francisco is basically like if, say, Sausalito said "Hey, we're not 'city' enough. Let's stop cleaning the streets, ignore car break-ins, and spend a couple million to import some rats. Then we'll be a city again!" San Francisco is basically treating their "minority" neighborhoods like they're exhibits at a zoo. It's all this big, nasty socially engineered Leftist/corporate paradise. And it makes me sick. When I moved here in the 80's I lived in a real neighborhood with real neighbors and local hangouts and workers who were your neighbors. Today it's just FICTION.
You have the referenced the wrong CVC number twice! It's 21059, not 21509.
Ok, here's a conversation starter: Instead of catering to worthless, useless vagrants who suck up taxes, why the city , especially the Board of Stupidvisors , needs to attend to the needs of the REAL citizens. You know, the taxpayers? The people who WORK for a living and DON'T commit crimes and are capable of holding it until we find a restroom.
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