SPUR Forum: Parking in Our Cities

From SPUR:

Image courtesy of Flickr user Geoffery Kehrig

People with disabilities have trouble finding parking in San Francisco on a daily basis, making it difficult to access their destinations. The city’s Accessible Parking Policy Advisory Committee has developed a package of recommendations to increase access and reduce disabled parking placard misuse. Come hear about the committee’s unique process, extensive research and proven policy recommendations.

Carla Johnson / Mayor’s Office on Disability
Lisa Foster / SFMTA Consultant

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

MTC Policy Advisory Council Equity and Access Subcommittee

|
Agenda: Of note: 3.  Recommendations for New San Francisco Accessible Parking Policies (Carla Johnson and Jessie Lorenz) Members of San Francisco’s Accessible Parking Policy Advisory Committee will present their policy recommendations to increase access to parking for people with disabilities and reduce disabled parking placard misuse in San Francisco.

SFMTA Board Greenlights Push to End Free Disabled Placard Parking

|
The SFMTA and the Mayor’s Office on Disability produced this video explaining why free parking for disabled placard holders is bad policy.Looking to end the dysfunction caused by California’s failed policy of giving free parking to disabled placard holders, the SFMTA Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday giving agency staff the green light […]

MTC Smart Parking Workshops

|
From MTC: Well-designed access and parking policies are essential strategies for creating vibrant commercial districts, supporting livable neighborhoods, and providing housing and travel choices for your community. MTC is offering technical workshops to assist local jurisdictions in examining key issues in access and parking policies. These workshops build on an ongoing regional initiative to better […]

Parking Tax Increase Could Mean Money and Riders for Muni

|
Flickr photo: keever04 A ten-percent increase in the commercial off-street parking tax, from 25 percent to 35 percent of gross receipts, could bring in $20 million for Muni and reduce congestion by nudging downtown commuters towards transit, all without requiring any statewide legislative changes. But the proposal faces an uphill battle: A recent poll showed […]