Despite a three-week amnesty period, nearly 1,800 motorists were slapped with parking tickets for meter violations Sunday.
The City’s new policy of enforcing parking meters on Sundays technically began Jan. 6, but drivers were given a reprieve from ticketing for the first three weekends. Last Sunday marked the first time that enforcers were out patrolling city streets, and the results showed they were pretty busy: 1,796 citations were issued to motorists. Read More
After a three-week amnesty period, motorists will have to feed their meters starting this Sunday or face the consequences of a parking ticket. Read More
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
When The City first installed its SFpark meters — devices that would increase hourly parking rates based on demand — many motorists complained that it was one more way to gouge drivers for extra dollars.
In fact, the program has done the exact opposite. Read More
A woman was shaken and stirred after being robbed at a parking meter in the 900 block of Larkin Street about 5:10 p.m. Monday.
The 33-year-old victim was putting money into the meter when a man in his 40s grabbed her and began shaking her, police said. The hoodlum reached into her purse and stole her wallet. He ran away up the street, grabbed cash from the wallet and ditched it before jumping onto a Muni bus. Read More
While most residents will be taking the Fourth of July holiday off Wednesday, The City’s parking meters will still be working.
Formerly a free parking day for motorists, meters have been enforced on the Fourth since 2010. A policy change approved by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which manages parking in The City, means the only free parking days are now Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Read More
Despite protests from residents in neighboring communities, The City is moving forward with plans to install parking meters in Mission Bay.In January, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which regulates traffic in The City, pulled back on a proposal to install 5,000 meters, mostly in eastern neighborhoods near Mission Bay, after hearing hundreds of residents speak out against the plan. Read More
The fight to prevent 5,000 parking meters from coming to residential neighborhoods received a boost when the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced the plan will be delayed for further review. Read More
The Golden State Warriors are in play, San Francisco has a spot for a 20,000-seat arena and there’s a local billionaire who wants an NBA franchise. Could the basketball gods be shining on the sad state of our local sports affairs?
No. It makes total sense, which is why it will probably never happen. Read More