herd of red mopeds driven by employees and customers of San Francisco-based Scoot Networks tooted their horns and circled Civic Center Plaza Tuesday afternoon prior to a San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board meeting where they urged the board not to remove on-street scooter parking that is threatened by a new residential permit parking area surrounding Alamo Square.
Scoot founder and chief executive officer Michael Keating, who attended the rally and SFMTA board meeting today, said the reason Scoot members and employees came out to voice their concerns today was because a new residential permit parking area, Area Q, is in the works in the Alamo Square and North of the Panhandle neighborhoods that threatens to bar Scoots from freely parking on city streets…
Rose said that the SFMTA received a federal grant to analyze the city’s residential permit parking process.
SFMTA’s director of transportation Ed Reiskin, stated in a letter to Scoot that the agency is:
“… undertaking a thorough review of how we manage residential parking permits in the City. Among the topics we’re studying is how neighbors who do not own vehicles could have more convenient access to shared ones.”
Reiskin said quiet and small Scoots are:
“… a very attractive transportation option in a dense urban environment like ours where curb space is limited.”
The SFMTA expects to present their initial research findings with the SFMTA Board of Directors in November and preliminary policy options next spring… (more)