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05-26-13, 09:05 PM
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Posted By kalliergo

Ha. I'm guessing the local lawyers weren't up on...

Ha. I'm guessing the local lawyers weren't up on the finer points of Contitutional law, huh?



So, now all local commuters need parade permits for those lines of cars every day?

Who writes...
05-26-13, 09:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,862
Posted By kalliergo

Funny how cultures differ. In France, they'd...

Funny how cultures differ. In France, they'd repave the roads by hand, at night and on weekends, to get a Tour stage to start or end in their town. Hell, they even sacrifice their daughters as...
05-26-13, 08:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,862
Posted By kalliergo

Now, there's a perfect plaintiff's case. Did the...

Now, there's a perfect plaintiff's case. Did the county settle quickly?
05-25-13, 08:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,472
Posted By kalliergo

Actually, the basic requirement is 16'. The...

Actually, the basic requirement is 16'. The lower 14' clearance is for secondary routes through urban areas.
05-25-13, 07:03 PM
05-25-13, 12:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,472
Posted By kalliergo

Yup. Take a look at the minimal damage to the...

Yup. Take a look at the minimal damage to the load that took down this bridge:

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There was a pilot car, but it's not clear whether it was equipped with a "height pole" (as they refer to...
05-25-13, 12:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,472
Posted By kalliergo

No problem. And you're right. It's absolutely...

No problem. And you're right. It's absolutely ridiculous that real clearances aren't known or communicated or verified in situations like this.
05-25-13, 11:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,576
Posted By kalliergo

Well, it wasn't clear to me, probably because...

Well, it wasn't clear to me, probably because Joey's thread is about what happened in that particular situation.

As for the common passing-left-turning-traffic-on-the-right procedure, almost...
05-25-13, 11:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,472
Posted By kalliergo

Did I suggest that it would? No, rather, I wrote...

Did I suggest that it would? No, rather, I wrote this:
05-25-13, 11:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,576
Posted By kalliergo

That's just silly. Regardless of the legality of...

That's just silly. Regardless of the legality of leaving the pavement or main traveled portion of the roadway, or crossing the fog line, neither of those situations is applicable to the situation...
05-25-13, 10:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,472
Posted By kalliergo

It will be very interesting. Note, however, that...

It will be very interesting. Note, however, that the permit paperwork repeatedly insists that clearance heights are not guaranteed. See here:
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05-25-13, 10:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,472
Posted By kalliergo

Yes. Weaken the truss superstructure by...

Yes. Weaken the truss superstructure by hitting/bending/moving a few elements and the whole thing sags, pulling the ends of the section away from the piers. All fall down.

Add years of deferred...
05-24-13, 11:21 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,757
Posted By kalliergo

It is what you think it is, of course. Jerks who...

It is what you think it is, of course. Jerks who think it's fun to intimidate you and might actually hurt you if they thought they could get away with it. All of us who have cycled for a long time...
05-24-13, 09:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,576
Posted By kalliergo

I guess we're looking at different photos or...

I guess we're looking at different photos or something. The bike lane I see is so bad even you ought to hate it, Bek.
05-24-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,576
Posted By kalliergo

Lots of exceptions in various places. Here's the...

Lots of exceptions in various places. Here's the current California provision:



In Louisiana:



Note that Louisiana, but not California, prohibits leaving the pavement or traveled...
05-24-13, 08:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,472
Posted By kalliergo

It was a permit trip. Washington DOT has the...

It was a permit trip. Washington DOT has the related paperwork on their website.

The truck was preceded by a pilot car, presumably with a "height pole" since load height was a known issue.
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05-24-13, 08:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,723
Posted By kalliergo

Well, it's pretty widely known. The last...

Well, it's pretty widely known. The last California DMV survey I remember (and could find) should give you a sense of the big picture, even though it's more than a decade out of date:
05-24-13, 08:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,576
Posted By kalliergo

Yup. And it's usually perfectly legal,...

Yup. And it's usually perfectly legal, including, probably, at the spot where Joey nearly got clobbered.

I really like those strobes. Be careful out there.
05-24-13, 08:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,576
Posted By kalliergo

Sigh. Got it. New Orleans is on my list of...

Sigh. Got it.

New Orleans is on my list of "urban treasures relentlessly screwed up by creepy and incompetent people" -- foreign (USACE) and domestic (long list). :(

Another prime location to...
05-24-13, 05:46 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,757
Posted By kalliergo

Yup.

Yup.
05-24-13, 05:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,576
Posted By kalliergo

Yes. People should know better by now. How...

Yes. People should know better by now.

How do they make these decisions, and who approves designs, in Nawlins, Joey? Do they have public meetings? Does anyone attend?
05-24-13, 05:08 PM
Replies: 84
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Posted By kalliergo

Joey, ya gotta change behavior there, now. ...

Joey, ya gotta change behavior there, now. Passing on the right just got a lot more dangerous. Time to start moving left while approaching that location.

I haven't studied the overall...
05-24-13, 04:30 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,723
Posted By kalliergo

No. They won't, for the most part, except where...

No. They won't, for the most part, except where it's safe to do so. Certainly very few will (perhaps partially) leave the lane to pass you on the left, approaching an intersection, and then turn...
05-24-13, 04:15 PM
05-24-13, 04:12 PM
Replies: 100
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Posted By kalliergo

Yup. It probably matters where you go to...

Yup. It probably matters where you go to observe, of course, but I noticed quite a bit of obvious struggling and several people who were being re-tested, last time I was in DMV, 2-3 years ago.
05-24-13, 04:02 PM
Replies: 100
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Posted By kalliergo

Dunbar is correct, of course. Note that we don't...

Dunbar is correct, of course. Note that we don't know how many of the parking spaces that are empty in the Google street view were occupied at the time of the crash.

This is a straightforward...
05-24-13, 03:57 PM
Replies: 100
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Posted By kalliergo

Yep. Easy and cheap. Not a total solution, but...

Yep. Easy and cheap. Not a total solution, but a lot more of the newbies hitting the roads would at least have been exposed to the concept of road-sharing.

And my experience with sharrows and...
05-24-13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,723
Posted By kalliergo

It takes time for the effect of changes in the...

It takes time for the effect of changes in the driver's manual to make it into public consciousness -- years -- but it gets there eventually.

Appropriate signage and road markings such as sharrows...
05-24-13, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By kalliergo

I just looked at the satellite and street view...

I just looked at the satellite and street view (http://goo.gl/maps/nmdlH) images and I strongly disagree. I can't imagine why a mother and her 7-year-old shouldn't expect to be able to cycle safely...
05-24-13, 09:10 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,723
Posted By kalliergo

Leaving aside, for a moment, the discussion about...

Leaving aside, for a moment, the discussion about the LE/journalistic obsession with reporting helmet-wearing behavior, I'd like to score a point or two for my favorite A&S campaign:

It's really...
05-24-13, 09:00 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,723
Posted By kalliergo

Yeah. I'll check, if some other BF local doesn't...

Yeah. I'll check, if some other BF local doesn't get there first.

But I'm pretty sure there's no BL there. I might not have noticed painting, but I would have heard about the people screaming...
05-23-13, 10:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,723
Posted By kalliergo

I'm pretty sure that, when it comes to cycling...

I'm pretty sure that, when it comes to cycling crash analysis, we have more experience and expertise floating around here than the CSI producers. Everyone who can feel some of that experience in one...
05-23-13, 10:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,723
Posted By kalliergo

Just to be clear, there's no bike lane on 16th...

Just to be clear, there's no bike lane on 16th approaching S. Van Ness. Here's the street view the cyclist and truck driver would have had as they approached the intersection:
...
05-23-13, 07:11 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,723
Posted By kalliergo

From the latest revision on SFGate: ...

From the latest revision on SFGate:



The picture may be getting clearer. Neither party appears to have been operating properly in this version.
05-23-13, 04:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,723
Posted By kalliergo

So far, I don't see any reliable information...

So far, I don't see any reliable information about which user was overtaking the other, or if they were truly traveling side-by-side at similar speeds, or where the two were positioned WRT each...
05-23-13, 03:02 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,723
Posted By kalliergo

Right. We should all want to be good ambassadors...

Right. We should all want to be good ambassadors for our lower-caste families and neighborhoods. And, of course, being grateful that they let us use the roads is our duty.
05-23-13, 02:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,723
Posted By kalliergo

No I didn't Gary. You failed to comprehend what...

No I didn't Gary. You failed to comprehend what I wrote. We suspect you are doing so because I told you in a previous thread that your mother should have taught you manners. I don't want to play...
05-23-13, 02:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,723
Posted By kalliergo

Premature judgment. How do you know, from...

Premature judgment.

How do you know, from the description, who was there first? How do you know who was passing whom, or who had caught up with whom? How do you even know what direction the...
05-23-13, 02:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,723
Posted By kalliergo

If you're interested, read the comment thread on...

If you're interested, read the comment thread on the article in question, referenced and linked above. It's an example of a long-running blood feud, overwhelmingly anti-cyclist, in that large metro...
05-23-13, 01:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,723
Posted By kalliergo

Well, the SFGate torch & pitchfork crowd will...

Well, the SFGate torch & pitchfork crowd will draw and quarter the dead cyclist and all his tribe, one way or another. The helmet subplot is just especially idiotic.
05-23-13, 01:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,224
Posted By kalliergo

Ah. Well, she'll probably be able to be...

Ah. Well, she'll probably be able to be rehabilitated. It's her driving we need to worry about, not her accounting. ;)
05-23-13, 12:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,224
Posted By kalliergo

The solicitors terminated this kid's training...

The solicitors terminated this kid's training arrangements (for now, anyway), but they haven't thrown her to the wolves. That's OK. Everyone deserves competent legal representation.

And it...
05-23-13, 11:59 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,723
Posted By kalliergo

Yes, and it's also fuel for the victim-blaming...

Yes, and it's also fuel for the victim-blaming parties that inevitably develop around these incidents: "Duh! Darwin winner!"
05-23-13, 11:56 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,723
Posted By kalliergo

Can't assign responsibility until we know a bunch...

Can't assign responsibility until we know a bunch more. But, very likely, one of the standard combinations of bad lane-positioning choices by cyclist and driver.

[Insert standard sharrows and...
05-23-13, 11:03 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,723
Posted By kalliergo

Cyclist dies in SF garbage-truck crash

Cyclist dies in SF garbage-truck crash (http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Cyclist-dies-in-SF-garbage-truck-crash-4542548.php)
05-23-13, 08:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,811
Posted By kalliergo

In New York, it's not uncommon. He's right. I...

In New York, it's not uncommon. He's right. I forgot.
05-22-13, 09:02 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,270
Posted By kalliergo

Ah. And that's probably the justification for...

Ah. And that's probably the justification for the painted lines, to begin with. OK.

But cyclist right turns still look unattractive.
05-22-13, 08:44 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,839
Posted By kalliergo

1. Please define "commercial roads", with...

1. Please define "commercial roads", with specificity necessary to determine dimensions, design, construction, maintenance, speed-limit setting, zoning if relevant, cross-street and driveway...
05-22-13, 08:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,811
Posted By kalliergo

FB is right. Including his correction of my...

FB is right. Including his correction of my error. I've been doing business on the left coast for such a long time, without forays back east, that I totally forgot about arcane setups like NY's [I...
05-22-13, 07:38 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,270
Posted By kalliergo

Not terrible at all, at first glance. But, how...

Not terrible at all, at first glance. But, how do I turn right onto Tillamook, and why won't the drivers think I should stay in the bike lane?

Edit: Just looked at Google street view. Why does...
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