Parking study that suggests more meters up for approval on Tuesday

A San Francisco parking study that suggests The City should install more parking meters in residential neighborhoods will be up for approval on Tuesday.

The City has over 600,000 parking spaces, but only 24,000 are monitored by meters, a valuable source of revenue that is not being tapped appropriately, according to a study by the San Francisco Transportation Authority (TA), a local planning and infrastructure group.

The City’s Board of Supervisors — acting as the directors of the TA — were asked to approve the study’s findings in July, but the motion was delayed at the request of board President David Chiu, who said more consultation with stakeholders was necessary.

The study will again be up for authorization on Tuesday, at the TA’s Plans and Programs Committee. If it passes that committee, it will go before the TA’s full board later that day.

The study concluded that The City’ residential parking program — which costs $76 for residents to receive an on-street permit — was obsolete and does not address San Francisco’s self-declared transit-first policy. Adding more meters to those parking spots would generate much-needed revenue for Muni’s transit programs.

 

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