Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Parking

Menlo Park’s Plan to Ruin Downtown With Parking Garages

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Building new parking garages in downtown Menlo Park will cost tens of millions of dollars while clogging streets with more traffic. But that’s what municipal leaders are seriously considering in an attempt to boost business, apparently oblivious to modern parking policies that have paid off for other Peninsula cities. Last month, the Menlo Park City Council voiced support […]

All Meters Now SFpark-Ready — More Demand-Based Parking Pricing to Come

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The SFMTA recently upgraded all of SF’s 29,000 parking meters to “smart meters” that are enabled for demand-based price changes throughout the day, a la SFpark. Now, the SFMTA plans to expand its smart pricing program that has curbed car traffic to more existing meters. “SFpark showed that demand-based pricing can improve parking availability without increasing double parking, congestion, […]

Supervisors Pass Breed’s Bill to Loosen Some Parking Mandates

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The Board of Supervisors yesterday unanimously passed an ordinance removing some of SF’s 1950s-era parking mandates. The “Parking Flexibility Ordinance,” drafted by Supervisors President London Breed and Livable City, will make it easier for building owners and developers to avoid building car parking when it would impinge on the street environment for walking, bicycling, and transit. It would also […]