Today’s Headlines

  • CAHSRA to Consider Plan to Run High-Speed Rail on Two Tracks (Mercury News)
  • San Jose Driver Arrested After Hit-and-Run That Killed Elderly Woman (BCN via CBS SF)
  • SFMTA Board to Consider Raising Price of Residential Parking Permits (SF Gate)
  • Woman, Child Injured in Mission District Crash That Disrupts Muni (BCN via SF Appeal)
  • Muni Driver Facing Suspension for Stopping Bus to Play Lotto (SF Examiner)
  • Nat Ford “Feeling Heat Again from City Hall” Over Job Situation (Matier & Ross)
  • SFMTA Public Hearing for Masonic Redesign Set for May 13th (BIKE NOPA)
  • Group to Begin Counting Portland Bike Crashes in Streetcar Tracks (Bike Portland)
  • Cyclists Feel Extra Need For Annual Blessing of the Bikes This Year (DNAinfo)
  • Plans Move Forward for Healdsburg Train Station (Press Democrat)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • mikesonn

    I have a feeling the parking permits cost increase is to match admin costs? Has there been any progress to allow the city to charge something closer to market rate? Off-street parking is $300/month, on-street will be $8.30/month.

    I’ll gladly pay $8.30/month for my fast pass with Muni free on Sundays.

  • SteveS

    The idea of restricting the use of a public parking lane that every city taxpayer is funding based on your address is rather crazy in the first place. Should we check ZIP codes to allow access to parks as well?

    A fair system would be that residential blocks can petition for permits if they agree take over the cost of maintaining their street. The cost of a permit would then be the maintenance cost of the street divided by the number of the people in the zone who buy a permit.

  • Anonymous

    SteveS: Yes. Then eventually, perhaps those zone permit holders could band together and contract with the city DPW to handle road maintenance in their zones in order to reduce their costs.
    Or the city could simply save everyone the hassle and charge market rate from now.