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Friday, April 9, 2010

Zip Line Across Justin Herman Plaza -- What Could Go Wrong?

Posted By on Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 6:30 AM

click to enlarge Here comes trouble... - JIM HERD
  • Jim Herd
  • Here comes trouble...
On Thursday, folks who'd like to see your tourism dollars directed British Columbia's way, intuitively, erected a zip line on the Embarcadero, across Justin Herman Plaza.

On the one hand, a zip line can't be a worse idea than adjacent Vaillancourt Fountain, another "gift" from the Great White North. On the other hand, there's any number of ways a zip line in San Francisco could be used by forces of evil:

  • Zip line takes all the joy out of crosstown Muni ride.

  • I'm sorry, is this a unionized zip line? No? Shut it down, boys...

  • Gavin Newsom so impressed, he decides to form a Zip Line Task Force

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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