At a hearing on The City’s effort to enforce double parking at the Board of Supervisors Land Use and Transportation Committee, Supervisor Scott Wiener said that double parking is absolutely rampant in The City: “We have developed a culture of where many people think it’s appropriate to effectively leave their car in the middle of the street.”
Wiener said a single doubled-parked vehicle could cause traffic jams and delays for Muni: “It is not uncommon to see a single-doubled parked causing a multi-block traffic jam in San Francisco. It’s not uncommon to see a double-parked vehicle block a Muni bus and even shut down an entire Muni line.”… (more)
No amount of enforcement is going to change reality. People only follow rules that help them and make sense. When you set up rules to create chaos you get chaos. There is no way you can feed people and deliver internet orders without delivery trucks. They have to park close to their destinations. If the only parking option is a bike lane they are going to use that option. Enforcement officers are stuck in traffic too. They can’t be too obsessed with handing out tickets when they can’t move.