Today’s Headlines

  • Supervisor John Avalos to Announce Bid for SF Mayor Today (The Appeal)
  • San Jose Driver Hits, Kills Friend on a Bicycle After Party (SF Gate)
  • BART Board Prez Pushing to Run Later Trains on Friday Nights (Bay Citizen)
  • Long-Awaited Balboa Park BART Station Upgrades Cheered by Riders (SF Gate)
  • San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Rides BART (City Insider)
  • Lawsuit Against Nat Ford, SFMTA Over Loss of Garage Contract (SF Examiner)
  • SFPark Set to Launch This Week (KTVU)
  • Muni Driver Crashes Into Car In Daly City; No Passengers Aboard (SF Examiner)
  • Randy Shaw: Mid-Market, Tenderloin Tax Break Won’t Lead to Gentrification (Beyond Chron)
  • “Efficient Transit Seen as Crucial” on Treasure Island (SF Gate)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Anonymous

    Re: KTVU

    “San Francisco and parking have never been a great mix, nor has parking there been cheap.”

    They are aware that parking is still free during the evenings and weekends, right? I guess even free isn’t cheap these days.

  • Nick

    What has John Avalos ever done for his home district, the Excelsior? It is a constant hazard for pedestrians and bicyclists. Mission Street is choked with pollution and fast food restaurants. I will not vote for him.

  • Lionel

    Demand-based charging would imply free parking in areas and at times where there is surplus capacity. Just as it would imply $18 per hour in peak area’s at peak times. It cuts both ways. If an area has no meters, that implies excess capacity, so SFPark would compute a zero cost anyway.

  • Anonymous

    “If an area has no meters, that implies excess capacity”

    Well then people never have trouble finding parking. Problem solved!

  • Anonymous

    Lionel:

    No such thing as free parking.