By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez : sfexaminer – excerpt
Whether it’s Captain & Tennille’s song “Muskrat Love,” or the “yabba dabba doo” of talking Fred Flintstone dolls, some creations of the 1970s belong in the 1970s.
Soon The City may add its parking permit rules to that list.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency ended the first public comment period on its “Residential Parking Permit Evaluation & Reform Project” this week, and planners are now looking to revisit permitted parking across San Francisco.
The City’s residential parking program was first drafted in 1976…
Wilson said nighttime parking concerns are among many the SFMTA has heard. Printing out permits online, changing the amount motorcycles and scooters are charged, or potentially allowing greener vehicles to pay less than the $111 annual fee are among other ideas from neighbors.
“One thing we’ve heard from the outside is to try to do more tailoring for neighborhood use,” he said, which might mean rules can stretch or change between various neighborhoods like North Beach and the Excelsior.
“Right now it’s sort of a one-size-fits-all policy,” Wilson said…
The next round of public comment on residential parking is tentatively slated for April, when SFMTA staff will propose potential new ideas for permit parking to San Franciscans. The SFMTA Board of Directors could vote on proposals as early as fall.
Rules that could, perhaps, remain for another 40 years… (more)