Get ready, San Francisco, for more parking tickets. City authorities are boosting the numbers of meter minders who are expected to write more citations bearing higher fines. It’s a strategy that taps the city’s scarce parking landscape for $86 million in penalties to pay for transit and traffic cures.
For years, the city has plainly stated its goal: Transit – the kind that involves leaving your car behind – comes first. This policy has clamped down on parking lots, drive-thrus, and major garages. It’s painted bicycle lanes, created bus-only lanes to speed travel times and posted 27 preferential parking areas designed to chase away commuters…
Regardless of how many wheels we choose to transport ourselves on, we are all pedestrians, all at risk of being hit by a faster traveling vehicle. All drivers and riders should be subject to the same laws.
By Suzanne Stathatos : SFweekly: The Sntich – excerpt
To celebrate Muni’s 100th anniversary, the SMFTA was excited to get a new look for its taxis, parking, bikes, and pedestrian services — among other things. After folks submitted design proposals, a panel of judges chose Paul Miller, from the San Francisco-based design firm, Method, as the winner.
But there’s just one problem. This new logo Miller designed isn’t exactly new.
Looks like there will not be legal fallout but, the question remains, “How much of the SFMTA budget is going to implementing a new logo instead of fixing Muni?”