As you might have read in the Chronicle and Streetsblog, there was some pretty emotional debate at a hearing held last week by the Municipal Transportation Agency over the installation of an additional 1,310 parking meters in the city.
The Mission District will get 300 of the meters, mostly on South Van Ness Avenue and Valencia Street, as part of the ambitious SFPark program scheduled to roll out this fall.
SF Streetsblog reports that the owners of Mr. Scooter on Mission Street and a tire company on South Van Ness Avenue complained that there is no need for meters in that area because no parking problem exists.
On the southern end, most of the meters would be installed around St. Luke’s Hospital and the popular new condominiums at 555 Bartlett Street.
The public will have another chance to speak up when the Municipal Transportation Agency holds another hearing in August.