Parklet program’s popularity causes some backlash amongst drivers – excerpt

The conversion of parking spaces into tiny parks or parklets is exploding all over the streets of San Francisco, but not everyone is happy.
Since the city rolled out the parklet program in 2009, demand has spiked. There are currently 33 parklets with another 15 in the design process — and the waiting list is long.
Many drivers aren’t as revved up about the parklets’ proliferation, especially in areas such as the Mission District where finding a parking spot requires more than just luck…
“It’s real hard to find a place (to park),” said Erfert Fenton, a driver from San Jose. “I was just joking to my buddy here that we could sell this one when we pull out in the evening here.” …


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