San Franciscans can’t agree on anything. A recent SFMTA poll is a good example of this phenomenon, with one major exception.
If you’ve been to San Francisco, you know that everyone has a strong opinion on just about everything. But some of the strongest opinions San Franciscans hold are related to transit. Perhaps it’s the city’s famous hills, or maybe it’s the fact that large parts of town are seriously underserved by public transit—whatever the reason, San Franciscans spend a lot of time thinking—and arguing—about the best way to get from A to B.
In a bizarre case, the DMV put handicapped parking violators on notice–and dished out some sweet, sweet justice
Last week, a San Francisco mother and her grown son plead guilty to felony forgery after they were caught fraudulently using handicapped parking placards. According to CBS San Francisco, the pair will serve 1,000 hours of community service helping the disabled, pay a $4,100 fine, and serve 3 years probation.
SF Pride is this weekend! Every year, San Francisco hosts the largest and most iconic pride event in the country. Here are a few interesting tidbits to get you excited for the celebration.
The SF Pride website describes it as “the largest gathering of LGBT people and allies in the nation.”
And they are probably right. Last year, an estimated 1.5 million people attended the celebration. To put that in perspective, about a million people gathered in downtown SF for the Giants victory parade in 2012. One might ask: who is really the most popular team in town?
SFMTA considering controversial new rules for drivers with disabled placards
SFGate reported this weekend that the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency is looking at the possibility of charging drivers with disabled placards for parking. Currently, disabled parking in San Francisco is free on city streets and in city garages.
Sounds atrocious right? Not so, says disabled advocate Bob Planthold. “I’ve changed my mind…all of us, advocates and disabled, changed our minds,” he told SF Gate after reading a study conducted by the SFMTA.
According to a report by the Boston Herald, more than 5% of Boston parking tickets issued last year were dismissed upon appeal
Parking tickets are always a challenge when driving in a major city. As we wrote recently regarding San Francisco and New York, parking tickets are as big a source of revenue for cities as they are a source of headaches for drivers. Continue reading →
Despite overwhelming evidence that metered San Francisco street parking on Sundays has helped alleviate traffic and has raised money for the city, SFMTA votes to make parking on city streets free on Sundays
The SF MTA plans to eliminate 900 street parking spaces across the city and lease them to private car-sharing companies, according to a recent article on SFGate. What effect will this have on San Francisco parking availability?
GottaPark has guaranteed, reserved parking near CenturyLink Field for this weekend’s NFC Championship. In anticipation of the big game, we’re breaking down three interesting facts about the budding Seahawks-49ers rivalry.