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SPUR Forum: Parking in Our Cities

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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 […]

Fearmongering Overwhelms Facts at Meeting About Livable Polk Street

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A mob mentality ruled at a neighborhood meeting last night on safety improvements for Polk Street, where attendees booed any suggestion that removing car parking to make room for pedestrian and bicycle amenities might be worthwhile. Fact-based discussion was in short supply at the Middle Polk Neighborhood Association meeting. Instead, hyperbole and misinformation were the […]

Small Business Commissioner: San Francisco Needs More Parking Garages

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As has become painfully apparent on Polk Street, there is a deeply-held belief among certain merchants that car parking is indispensable to their business — even if studies indicate that very few of their customers drive, and that removing parking spaces to implement safety improvements could actually draw more potential customers. So it’s no surprise […]

Parking-First “Save Polk Street” Crowd Attacks Van Ness BRT

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“Save Polk Street” has aimed its parking-first agenda at Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit. A couple dozen speakers protested the project an SFMTA hearing last week, distributing fearmongering flyers [PDF] claiming that removing some parking and banning left turns would “kill small businesses,” back up car traffic, and make the street more dangerous. The long-delayed Van Ness […]