This Week: Talking Parking Reform, Sunday Streets Berkeley

This week, the Board of Supervisors holds a hearing on Recreation and Parks Department’s use of vehicles in parks following death of a woman who was run over in Holly Park. Also, Wednesday is International Walk and Roll to School Day, SPUR hosts a forum on how American cities can overhaul parking requirements, take a walking tour of the new Bay Bridge span, and Sunday Streets returns to Berkeley.

Here are all of this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Monday: The Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee will hold a hearing on the status of the ongoing BART labor negotiations the potential economic and environmental impacts of a strike. 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: At this week’s full Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Scott Wiener plans to ask Mayor Ed Lee how he plans to help reduce double parking on SF streets. The board will also consider a proposal from Wiener to increase the number of parking spaces building owners can rent to non-residents and increase the amount of revenue they can earn. 2 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: Author Richard Wilson joins a SPUR forum to discuss his new book Parking Reform Made Easy, in which he calls for an overhaul of parking requirements in American cities to “better reflect sustainable planning goals.” 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: The Board of Supervisors Neighborhood Services Safety Committee will hold a hearing on the Recreation and Parks Department’s regulations on safe employee vehicle use in parks and how department management handles violations. 2 p.m.
  • Saturday: Walk SF, CA Walks, and Walk Oakland Bike Oakland take a stroll along the bike/ped path of the newly-built eastern span of the Bay Bridge. Attendees will also get a chance to learn about Alex Zuckermann, the bridge path advocate whom it was named after. 10 a.m.
  • Sunday: Sunday Streets returns to Berkeley, transforming over a mile of Shattuck Avenue into a car-free playground for folks to experience the neighborhood in a new way. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

  • Ian Allison

    Wait. There’s currently a limit to the number of parking spaces a landlord can rent out to non-residents of that building? And a maximum rent that can be charged?

    News to me. Many landlords in SF will only rent out the parking spaces to non-residents because otherwise it gets included in the lease and therefore falls under rent control. Rent to a non-resident and it does not.

    I routinely do this and am aware of no restrictions. Maybe I should show up on Tuesday?


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