New Year's Eve
Muni: Will offer free service, including cable cars, to all passengers from 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve to 6 a.m. on New Year’s Day. There will be extra Muni Metro service from 8 p.m. to 2:15 a.m. from the West Portal station to Caltrain. Additional Metro service from West Portal to the Embarcadero station will last until 4 a.m. Read More
Motorists wary of getting their car towed have new information on how to avoid that unseemly situation.The locations and schedules of all The City’s tow-away zones is now available on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s SFpark website. Read More
Double-parking motorists and sidewalk bicyclists are getting a reprieve — at least temporarily — from stiffer fines.Citations for both illegal offenses were set to increase Tuesday — from $50 to $100 for cyclists, and from $80 to $100 for motorists. However, the board of directors of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which governs all cyclists and motorists in The City, elected to delay a motion to approve the penalty hikes. Read More
Muni: Will run its Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving, meaning later start times and less-frequent service on its transit lines. On Friday, it will resume normal weekday service.BART: Will run its Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving, meaning the first trains will not be in service until 8 a.m. Also, BART will run longer trains Wednesday, Friday and Sunday due to large crowds anticipated for the holiday travel and shopping seasons. Read More
Businesses that offer free parking in San Francisco could be dinged with thousands of dollars in fees each year.
Local businesses would be charged a $1,000 annual fee for each spot in a free parking lot under a new proposal being considered by the cash-strapped San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Read More
Passengers departing out of San Francisco International Airport for foreign locales will soon be paying a little extra to keep their cars at the hub.
Overnight parking rates at SFO’s international garage are set to increase by 20 percent — from $20 to $24 — starting next year. Rates at the international garage have remained steady since 2007, and as a result finding a parking spot in the structure has become increasingly more difficult. Read More
Extending parking meter hours and enforcing meters on Sundays — proposals that received strong backlashes when they were first broached last year — are once again gaining support from the body that governs the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Read More
A drug bust turns up crack cocaine hidden in a crock pot. A woman chases down a kid spray painting her home in her car. And a stubborn double parker gets his passenger sent back to the colds of Minnesota on a felony warrant – just a few unusual items from this past week, courtesy of San Francisco police. Read More
Even though the housing market remains sluggish in San Francisco, Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting wants to make it easier to buy and sell another type of real estate – parking spots.Ting, also a candidate for mayor, said Wednesday that his office has streamlined the process of selling off-street parking spaces, which were once “bundled” with condominium purchases until a 2008 law eliminated requirements that the condos and parking be linked. Read More
Crissy Field parking could soon come with a cost.
For years, families, dog walkers, joggers and picnickers have driven to Crissy Field, parked for free and went out to enjoy the stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and take in some sun. Read More