City considers Street Sweeping a health and safety issue, but, suspends other parking restrictions.

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The following was just posted on SFMTA Twitter feed. City considers Street Sweeping a health and safety issue. They are suspending enforcement of Residential Parking, 72 hour limit/towing & commuter shuttle zones. If you have concerns or suggestions direct them to SFMTA or call 311.

ATTN: We will continue enforcement of parking rules that impact health/safety: street cleaning (as DPW cleaners ava https://t.co/yMmhTFPSN3 SFMTA @sfmta_muni

ATTN: We will temporarily suspend enforcement on: residential permits, 72-hour limit and towing, commuter shuttles, https://t.co/nBm2vZBTaB

ATT: We will continue enforcement of parking rules that impact health/safety: street cleaning (as DPW cleaners available), bike lanes, double parking, transit lane parking, yellow zones, meters (groceries, pharmacies, banks & delivery restaurants will be open) & driveway tows.

Eerily empty freeways: A symbol of how the coronavirus has hurt Los Angeles

By Laura J. Nelson : latimes – excerpt

Evening traffic on the 405 Freeway in West Los Angeles was so sparse last week that 24-year-old Jerrold Smith II took out his iPhone and recorded it for posterity.

“Just so no one thinks I’m crazy, it’s 6 o’clock,” Smith said, wonder in his voice, as he drove south toward the 10 Freeway. Normally one of America’s worst bottlenecks, the interchange had barely a dozen cars nearby.

As coronavirus fears have swept Southern California, and reported cases of COVID-19 have surged in Los Angeles County, commuters still going to work have encountered a strangely unsettling phenomenon: a lack of traffic jams.

Free-flowing traffic seems more a cause for mourning than celebration as the region grapples with the pandemic. The dream of traffic getting better, Los Angeles commuters say, didn’t include a scenario like this… (more)

WTF? We hear nothing but complaints about traffic congestion from everyone until the traffic calms down and now that it is gone they miss it? Who is mourning traffic congestion and why? The traffic control departments anticipating millions of dollars to “solve the traffic problem”?