SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Stop circling the block: How technology will change parking in SF

"Generating accurate information about parking patterns has proven to be a challenging task—not a surprise given that one of the most technologically advanced tracking methods in use is the application of chalk to the tires of parked cars. This, however, is set to change. Tod Dykstra of Streetline will show the methods and technology that are staged to change how the flow of parking is tracked and managed, with demonstrations of the hardware and software that make real-time, spot-by-spot tracking of parking a possibility."


SFMTA Abandons Parking Meter Plans in Dogpatch and Potrero Hill

The SFMTA has given up on its neighborhood-scale plans to install parking meters in the Dogpatch and Portrero Hill, while parking meter approvals in the northeast Mission move forward at a snail’s pace. After two years of tangling with the city, the defenders of dysfunctional free parking have effectively caused a huge setback for progressive […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week is packed with livable streets events: there are seven on Tuesday alone! Be sure to check the Streetsblog calendar for a full list. Here are the week’s highlights: Tuesday: TransForm TransForum: Is a ballot initiative the right way to protect state transit funds? Learn about a proposed statewide ballot initiative that would seek […]

Street Parking in SF: Fees for Car-Share, Free for Car Owners

With hundreds of on-street parking spaces around San Francisco set to become available for car-share vehicles, the SFMTA plans to charge companies monthly fees for the conversion of curbside spots that are normally free. So while companies like City Car-Share, Zipcar, and Getaround  — which offer services that make it easier for residents to go […]