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Re: Let's Talk San Francisco - Taking Questions

Postby rpupkin » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:34 pm

ilovesf wrote:Honestly based on everything you said I get the impression you didn't do much research at all into where you lived. I've always parked in the street and it's been fine (a break in, yeah, in the last 6 years). I was fine parking even living in mob hill.

Agreed. There are plenty of neighborhoods in SF that have street parking. I'd say SF is better than the typical big city in this respect, not worse. And lol @ the suggestion that SF has more careless drivers who scratch bumpers. If you want to live in a city and if you park on a street, your bumper is going to get scratched/dinged.

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Re: Let's Talk San Francisco - Taking Questions

Postby El Pollito » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:38 pm

^ yup. I have no idea why people spring for nice cars.

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Re: Let's Talk San Francisco - Taking Questions

Postby bk1 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:41 pm

My only anecdote to add: people in LA are objectively worse drivers than the Bay.

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Re: Let's Talk San Francisco - Taking Questions

Postby El Pollito » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:03 pm

bk1 wrote:My only anecdote to add: people in LA are objectively worse drivers than the Bay.

I drove 5 from SF to SD the weekend before last. Holy fuck, there is such a difference in driving skills.

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Re: Let's Talk San Francisco - Taking Questions

Postby bk1 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:31 pm

It also makes no sense because I suspect people in SoCal spend more time in the car than those in the Bay Area.

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Re: Let's Talk San Francisco - Taking Questions

Postby ilovesf » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:33 pm

bk1 wrote:It also makes no sense because I suspect people in SoCal spend more time in the car than those in the Bay Area.

2.5 hours a day for me now!

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Re: Let's Talk San Francisco - Taking Questions

Postby patentlitigatrix » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:22 pm

bk1 wrote:My only anecdote to add: people in LA are objectively worse drivers than the Bay.


This is backwards. I am sure it was just a typo, bk1. :wink:

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Re: Let's Talk San Francisco - Taking Questions

Postby bk1 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:16 pm

patentlitigatrix wrote:
bk1 wrote:My only anecdote to add: people in LA are objectively worse drivers than the Bay.


This is backwards. I am sure it was just a typo, bk1. :wink:

:lol:

I drive down a 4 car-wide side streets here nearly every day and there are countless people coming the opposite way who don't understand how to make room for both our cars to pass when there are cars parked on both sides (they either drive down the middle or stop and let me go). There is also a complete inability to read/comprehend the writing on the ground that says "keep clear" in intersections.

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Re: Let's Talk San Francisco - Taking Questions

Postby Micdiddy » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:18 pm

bk1 wrote:It also makes no sense because I suspect people in SoCal spend more time in the car than those in the Bay Area.


I think it does make sense. Drivers in LA are purposefully mean and aggressive. I've learned that I simply can't safely use my turn signal to change lanes on the highway because inevitably the person in that lane will speed up to purposefully close to gap for me to merge in.
My favorite is when a lane ends or like freeway on ramps when the driver won't let you in even though there is physically no other place for you to go.
LA drivers are just the worse. And to boot LA has a 50% hit and run rate.
Amazingly, the new Metro seems to work great.

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Re: Let's Talk San Francisco - Taking Questions

Postby bk1 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:30 pm

Micdiddy wrote:Drivers in LA are purposefully mean and aggressive.

This is not what I mean. I mean that they have much less understanding about the size and spacial position of their vehicle. There is nothing purposeful about believing your car is 12" wider than it actually is.




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