In the parking battleground that is San Francisco, there is now an iPhone application designed to relay real-time info about the availability and rates of parking spaces in congested areas.
But the officials who debuted this solution Thursday as part of the new SFpark program were forced to concede that their app will encourage people to use a phone while driving. Read More
San Francisco motorists will soon be able to pay for their parking through their mobile phones, but the application will not come free. Later this year, the Municipal Transportation Agency, which manages parking in The City, will introduce their pay-by-phone technology, a development that coincides with the launch of SFpark, a series of pilot programs aimed at easing traffic congestion in San Francisco. Read More
Every motorist in San Francisco has some story to tell about being unjustly ticketed by The City’s parking control officers, with tales frequently ending in feelings of helplessness, anger, and frustration.
Cory Logan has similar stories of parking woes, but instead of blathering to his buddies about them, he has set up a website to track and record instances of unjustified traffic citations in San Francisco. Read More
Every morning, a familiar phenomenon begins to take place in the small San Francisco neighborhood of South Park.
Cars begin flooding the narrow South Park street, queuing up in long lines to find a coveted spot in the half-block of the thoroughfare that lacks meters and isn’t zoned for residential parking. Just a block away, scores of metered-spots remain empty, but these commuters are interested in only one thing — all-day free parking. Read More
San Francisco motorists who park their cars in tow-away zones or stop in the middle of intersections will be targeted by new efforts to earn more money from parking scofflaws.
To eliminate a projected $21.2 million budget deficit by June 30, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency plans to reduce employee overtime and write more tickets. Read More
Shopping at the Wiley’s Liquor store on Ocean Avenue used to be easy. Park your car, pop a few quarters into the meter, run in and grab some provisions, then leave.
In recent weeks, however, that simple excursion has become a lot more complicated, much to the chagrin of shop owner Senait Afewerki. Read More
The rules for parking at broken meters will stay the same, at least for now.A proposal to impose a one-hour maximum at all inoperable meters in The City was voted down Tuesday by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors, although the measure is expected to come back in the future. Read More
In a city known for its notoriously tough parking and equally expensive rates, one of the small perks of life is finding a spot with a broken meter.
Since roughly 300 to 500 parking meters are broken daily and cannot take coins, motorists are able to park for free as long as they do not overstay the time limits for the spot. At a meter with a two-hour time limit — there are roughly 5,500 of them in The City — a motorist could feasibly park for free for 120 minutes. Read More
SamTrans (www.samtrans.com) Holiday schedule; service on following routes only:
North county: 38, 120, 121, 122, 130
Central county and Coastside: 17, 110, 112
South county: 280, 281, 296, 297
San Francisco-Daly City to Peninsula: KX, 390, 391, 292, 397
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Commuter tow-away not enforced
Residential permit not enforced
Weekday daytime street sweeping not enforced
7-day street sweeping not enforced
Parking meters not enforced
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