PARKING – NOE VALLEY NEEDS PARKING
As noted in the President’s information emails, your Association, specifically the merchants on Castro, is circulating and gathering signatures in protest of the SFMTA’s planning for the removal of three (3) much needed parking spaces on Castro. We need more parking for our customers, for the community and for commercial growth, not less. The future will be more demanding, especially with the loss of the Ministry Lot.
We need your support! If the SFMTA insists upon taking of a parking space; then we want some support from the City, in which we live, work and pay taxes. We are asking for the conversion of the 24 Divisadero bus zones at Noe and 24th Streets, that they be converted to ‘pole or bar stops’, thereby adding necessary and favorably anticipated additional parking. Not only would this add parking but would eliminate the dangerous illegal right turn lane that so many drivers use. The intersection at Noe and 24th Streets would be made safer for the entire Noe Valley Community. See attachment, copy and circulate.
Please, read the Petition. Gather signatures, then call your President for pick-up. We are also asking for unmetered Diagonal Parking on the Eastside of Castro at James Lick Middle School. The issue of needed parking in Noe Valley is a straight forward one and your Association has a Parking Plan.
As a former resident of Noe Valley, I can attest to the difficulty of using mass transit to get in and out of the neighborhood, unless you can walk to Church easily. I had three transfers and it took over two hours to get home when my car broke down. After that I always took a cab back.