Motorists a little short on change will now have the option of using their smartphones to pay for parking at nearly every meter in San Francisco.Previously available in areas with newer parking meters, the PayByPhone program has been expanded to 29,000 meters across The City, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. There are about 1,000 metered spots on waterfront property managed by the Port of San Francisco that don’t have the technology. Read More
Even on a normal day, a vacant driveway can look like an oasis for frustrated motorists. And during this coming weekend, when 1 million people are expected to descend upon San Francisco for a series of events, a place to park could seem downright mythical. Read More
BMW hopes to make driving and parking in The City less onerous by launching a car-sharing service for electric vehicles and a mobile parking system that lets people find, reserve and pay for parking on the go. Read More
The City’s residential parking program, in place for more than 35 years, could be in line for a major overhaul.
Designed to keep out-of-town commuters from parking all day in residential neighborhoods, the program lets permit holders park on city streets for 72 hours without having to move their vehicles. Since it was created in 1976, the program has evolved to include 27 zones of varying sizes spread unevenly throughout San Francisco. Read More
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency wants to boost revenue through better parking enforcement, but it has hit a bump in the road because the agency is not equipped with enough officers to adequately cover The City, according to a report released this week by the Controller’s Office. Read More
Rainbow flag, colorful chatter
The annual Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club Pride Breakfast is one of my favorite events of the year. Amid the festive air of the parade, gaggles of politically minded locals meet at Yank Sing on Spear Street at the crack of dawn to schmooze, gossip and make promises to get drinks with each other soon. Read More
Travelers visiting friends and family in San Francisco should soon have a much easier time finding a spot to park their cars.
Households located in residential parking permit zones will have the ability to purchase 20 one-day passes for out-of-towners to use on any date under a proposal being recommended by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Read More
Drivers can now park at night for two hours longer on one of North Beach’s most notorious thoroughfares thanks to merchants and a community coalition.
Business owners and the Voice of Broadway had been petitioning The City for more than six months to change tow-zone restrictions, said Nader Marvi, head of Voice of Broadway and a co-owner of Monroe nightclub. Read More
Motorists with residential parking permits will now be able to renew their passes online — albeit for a price.More than 80,000 residents have permits to park in their neighborhoods without time restrictions. Since the program started in 1976, residents have had to renew by mail or visit the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s headquarters. Read More
As more and more people bike to work in downtown San Francisco, the demand is rising for safe storage.Downtown buildings would be required to provide commuters with a “safe, secure place” to store their bikes while at work, under legislation introduced by Supervisor John Avalos. Read More