SFMTA introduces new curb management strategy

masstransitmag – excerpt

The strategy is a framework to guide decisions regarding curb access across the city.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has developed a citywide Curb Management Strategy, which serves as a policy document guiding the agency’s policies towards the curb across its divisions and recommends specific changes to state and local legislation, along with internal policies and processes…

At the core of the strategy is a framework to guide decisions around the curb across the city, recognizing that different neighborhoods have different needs. For example, the need for goods loading is much higher downtown and on neighborhood commercial corridors than in residential areas. However, throughout the city, the need for safe access to the sidewalk from a bus or a train takes precedence over parking…

The Curb Management Strategy will help the SFMTA think holistically and proactively about this important and limited resource, according to the agency. By making these strides, SFMTA says it can ensure the curb supports the city’s wider goals of Transit First, Vision Zero, the Climate Action Strategy and business vitality… (more)

When did the rights of the public take a backseat to the parking needs of disruptive businesses like Uber, Lyft, pop-up kitchens, offices, parklets and other special interests private enterprises?

Who decided non-rent paying businesses should take curb spaces away form traditional rent-paying retail businesses, shutting down many and turning our retail corridors into ghost towns.

Why are pop-up kitchens and other disruptors allowed to rent parking spaces while people sleeping in RVs and cars to avoid long commutes to work pushed off the street?

If the city can rent out space to pop-up kitchens, they should rent out space to pop-up living spaces to people sleeping in RVs and cars. For all we know people amy be sleeping in the pop-up kitchens to avoid long commutes to work. A while ago we heard of pop-up brothels and witnessed a pop-up hot-tub on Braynt St. with a propane tank attached.

How safe and clean are these pop-ups and how do they hookup to utilities? Why can’t the vehicle dwellers be given the same rights as these pop-up businesses?

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