Saturday, August 22, 2009

You Call This Bicycle Parking????

Here we are in Safeway Heights at the Safeway on Market and Church Streets. There's one little bicycle parking rack that is UTTERLY inadequate. As you can see, the wheel of my bicycle (in the background) and of someone else's bicycle (in the foreground) are crushed right up against a concrete barrier.

Someone else did not even bother draping his/her bicycle over the wavy rack and just locked his/her bicycle up parallel to the rack instead.

And it's not as though there was not room for the bicycle rack. This one could have been set back about a foot or so, and there still would have been plenty of room for pedestrians and people with carts and wheelchairs. When I was leaving, a fourth bicyclist approached and parked his bicycle parallel to the first parallel bicycle -- but on the other side of the rack.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Camping on the Verge of Peak Oil

I recently went camping with the chair of the San Francisco Peak Oil Preparedness Task Force. Here is my Facebook Diary of that experience:

Yosemite Without the People