Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Parking

Someone Finally Figured Out How to Fix Parking Forever. Blame Canada!

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Car owners in Hayes Valley will not stand by as “their” parking spaces are usurped by safe streets measures and “foreign” car-share “corporations” from places like “Delaware” and “Canada.” That’s according a couple of bizarre anonymous flyers spotted recently around the neighborhood that appear to take aim at the arrival of on-street car-share parking spaces and plans to make crosswalks safer […]

Fisherman’s Wharf Parking-Free Street Revamp Boosts Sales, Will Expand

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Two years after the city gave Fisherman’s Wharf a people-friendly redesign on two blocks of Jefferson Street, business is booming. Despite merchants’ fears that removing all car parking on the blocks would hurt their sales, they now say it had the opposite effect. The second phase of the project, which will bring a similar treatment […]

TSP Rebooted: Bureaucratic Revamp Could Boost Transit and Livable Streets

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San Francisco agencies have re-introduced the Transportation Sustainability Program, a bureaucratic overhaul that could dramatically expedite improvements for walking, biking, and transit, while discouraging car parking in new developments. In developing the program, SF planners are also nearing completion of the nation’s first major study showing that dedicated car parking encourages driving. The TSP is three-pronged: It would overhaul SF’s development fee […]

Phil Matier’s Shameless Bid to Drum Up Resentment About Parking

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Phil Matier is apparently perturbed at the “rapid” pace at which SF plans to re-purpose less than 0.5 percent of its curbside parking spaces. In keeping with his habitual windshield perspective, Matier used both his SF Chronicle column and air time on KCBS radio today to spin a narrative about motorists getting “a giant middle finger” because a sliver of curb space is being […]