Sunday Parking Meter Changes Coming Soon

sfappeal – excerpt

Starting July 6 on-street meters and off-street parking meters will not require payment on Sundays, except meters on SF Port property.

Exceptions to this change in policy are areas where meters operated on Sundays prior to the addition of Sunday operating hours in January 2013. This includes:

Port of San Francisco jurisdiction meters
Fisherman’s Wharf area meters
Some (but not all) SFMTA-managed metered parking lots (retaining those that operated on Sundays prior to 2013)
In order to help remind the public of the change, during the first three Sundays in July, SFMTA Parking Control Officers will place informational flyers on vehicles parked at expired meters in areas where Sunday meters will remain operational… (more)

Not to rain on our parade, but, the SFMTA can’t leave it simple. We knew about the Port meters, but now they are claiming they are going to enforce other meters around town. The whole point was to make life simple and stress-free. Evidently SFMTA didn’t get that message or they want to stress us out.

If this annoys you as much as it does us, support the Restore Translation initiative by signing, circulating and or donating to the cause. Details: http://www.restorebalance14.org/

The SFMTA Wants to Remove Ever More Parking from Folsom Street: Presenting the Folsom-Essex Bikeway “Improvement” Project

Here it is, via the Rincon Hill Blog, it’s  the “Folsom-Essex Bikeway Improvement Project.”

Speaking as somebody with more hours, years, decades and miles on bikes in San Francisco County than any SFMTA Livable Streets person or SFMTA Project Manager or, really, anybody at the sainted SFMTA (with the possible exception of one or two $25 an hour interns that they might have recently hired on), many times what the SFMTA calls an IMPROVEMENT actually doesn’t turn out to be an improvement.

But at that point, the SFMTA becomes seemingly powerless to fix its mistakes, oh well.

Anyway, the project manager behind this effort doesn’t care – all s/he cares about is pushing this thing through. If the project gets approved, that’s success and if it doesn’t, that’s failure. It’s as simple as that…

A public hearing on this project will be held on Friday, June 20th at  10:00 AM in City Hall, Room 416.

Please contact Ellen Robinson of the SFMTA at (415) 701-4322 or Ellen.Robinson@sfmta.com with any questions or comments.”… (more)

I think removal of parking lanes is the least of their worries with this hair-brained scheme. Right turns are the most dangerous for cyclists so let’s force right turns in front of thousands of cars trying to get on the Bay Bridge during rush hour. Somebody needs a new job.