Maybe We Need an Open Carry Law in San Francisco for Pedestrians

Given the contempt the Mayor and the SFMTA have for pedestrian safety, and their constant appeasement of UberLyft, perhaps it’s time San Franciscans shed their inherent dislike of guns and embraced an “open carry” law for pedestrians.

You can’t walk safely in the Irving/9th area anymore with so many poor driving, professionally distracted UberLyft drivers whose incompetence and desperation make them particularly dangerous. Since Ed Lee and the SFMTA are in the back pocket of Ron Conway and the tech elite, maybe it’s time we crowdsourced safety to an armed population.

(If your brain is too small to realize that I’m (mostly) kidding, that’s your problem, not mine.)

Seriously, how many more kids need to die under an UberLyft driver’s tires before someone does something?

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Time for a Change

I’d been putting off writing this for a while but after looking at the (many) posts I wrote and never posted to here for various reasons I realized something was up. Eventually enough built up that I began to realize I’d “not written” more posts than I had actually published. That’s why although I haven’t updated the blog in a while I actually put some time in to it all the same.

That said, I’d made a promise to myself that when this became an obligation and was no longer fun, I would suspend it for a while, or quit. That’s where I’m at now, and recent events just made me realize it’s time to cut the cord on some things, and this is one of them. The toxic bullshit in town has reached proportions high enough I now consider it to be harmful and I need a break, at the very least.

I’m winding down the Twitter account, and I will eventually take down the Facebook pages for this and the ill-fated Muni Rider Voter Guide soon enough. It was a lot of fun while it lasted, and I got to meet so many interesting and fun people as a result, as well as about our City and transit system.

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Friday Fun: Where The Streetcars Used To Go

Here’s a fun link for your Friday afternoon when you really want the day to end: an interactive map that shows you where SF’s many streetcars used to go along with photos and other historical information. It’s easy to use and very informative. Check it out!

UPDATE: Market Street Railway adds some information you might want to check out.

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A Nice Short Short Video of the N From Our Favorite Photographer/Editor

While out and about today I saw this post by Examiner Photo Editor Jessica Christian. Not only is she a talented photographer, she’s also a regular rider of the Mighty N, and has documents its good and bad days on Instagram and elsewhere.

This little video seemed to encapsulate rush hour nicely so I thought I’d give it a little boost here. Enjoy:

Slow grind #munidiaries

A video posted by Jessica Christian (@jachristian) on

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