Horace Mann Middle School teachers got a surprise this month when they arrived to park on Valencia Street and discovered the one-hour parking between 23 and 24th streets had been replaced with new meters.
“It really impacts teachers here because we don’t have any parking yard,” said Valerie Barth, a teacher-librarian.
Teachers at Horace Mann once got general parking permits. Now they get I permits for nearby on-street parking. The closest is on Bartlett, but Tuesday and Thursday street cleaning makes parking difficult to find and Valencia’s spaces helped, Barth said. Now that option’s gone.
Kristen Holland, from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, said the city’s put in 23 new meters on that block.
And, that’s not all.
The bus zones where the 26-Valencia stopped until the city ended the 108-year-old line in early December are being replaced with 46 meters and some bike corrals, she said.