Tag Archives: parking

Dolores Street median parking goes live this weekend

Signs and red paint are being installed on Dolores Street from 14th to 18th streets to kick off the beginning of a pilot project that legitimizes the long-tolerated though de jure illegal practice of parking alongside the street’s medians. As of Friday, April 21, anyone may park along the medians, though only in certain times and locations: Fridays, 7 p.m. –...

Median Parking Signs Coming Soon to Dolores Street

Can you park next to the median on Dolores Street? The answer to this seemingly simple question is soon going to be: Sometimes. The specifics (there are many)  approved Tuesday by the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency’s Board of Directors can be found at the bottom of this post. The vote essentially gave the go-ahead to test parking along the...

Filming on Valencia St. to Block Parking Spaces

Cameras will be rolling inside of a private Valencia Street residence on Friday where scenes for an upcoming TV series, “Chance”, are set to be filmed. Featuring “House” star Hugh Laurie, “Chance” focuses on a San Francisco-based neuropsychiatrist and is slated to launch on October 19 on the streaming service Hulu. Flyers alerting Mission residents of the temporary filming activity indicate that...

Red Carpet Stays, Few Restrictions Lifted on Mission

Small tweaks will be made to the transit project implemented along Mission Street in the spring of 2016, but opponents said they will continue to fight for more changes. Opponents said the transit-only lanes, forced right turns, left turn restrictions, and bus stop consolidations along Mission Street from 14th to Randall streets have failed to serve the most vulnerable and...

SFMTA Approves Pilot Program Formalizing Dolores St. Median Parking

After a nearly two-year process and a survey with thousands of respondents, the city is now embarking on a year-long pilot project to figure out how parking on the Dolores Street median on weekends might best be regulated. The Sunday parking is technically illegal but de facto permitted. The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency’s Board of Directors voted to pursue...

Transit Board to Mull Formalizing Median Parking in Mission District

Mission District churchgoers who park in the middle of Dolores street on Sundays may be getting legal sanction from the city to continue their practice as early as next week. The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency’s board of directors will make a preliminary decision on Tuesday that could legalize the well-established but controversial practice of parking in the medians on...

Developments in Development: Still Too Damn High

San Francisco is bracing for the next economic crash, it seems – at least that’s according to Bloomberg, which reports that the city is working on a plan that should set it up to withstand another 2008-style bust. Mayor Ed Lee warns us that we shouldn’t take the vibrancy of the economy for granted (has he noticed all the folks...

Guerrero St. Median To Get Love from Community

The Guerrero Street median will get a thorough grooming on April 2, and community members are invited to participate in a day of maintenance and beautification organized by the Mission Dolores Neighborhood Association. The Department of Public Works plans to cone off both inner traffic lanes on Guerrero Street from 17th to 18th streets as participants work to remove weeds and prune existing plants, re-populate empty...

Citizen Advisory Group Votes Against Median Parking

A citizen committee on Tuesday recommended forbidding all median parking, when drivers park their cars along the unpaved, planted center medians on Dolores and Guerrero streets. The recommendation will go to the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency’s board, which will decide what policy to put in place within the next 90 days. The committee’s votes ultimately dismissed several alternative proposals...

Some Neighbors Say Zuckerberg Security Hogs Parking

A not-so-neighborly letter circulating amongst Mark Zuckerberg’s Mission District neighbors entangles the Facebook CEO in an issue that many San Franciscans generally do not take lightly – parking spaces. Some residents of Liberty Hill, where Zuckerberg bought his home at the cross of Fair Oakes and 21st streets for a reported $10 million in 2013,  have passed around a letter that accuses his security team...

Developments in Development: Slice of the Pie

A short time in the future in a galaxy very similar to our own, where housing is the hottest commodity on the market, everyone is scrambling to hold on to or get in on the good stuff. Exhibit A: Corporate landlords want a slice of the Airbnb pie, reports the Wall Street Journal. Some of the nation’s biggest property management...

Survey Says: SF Mission Residents Oppose Median Parking

San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency has released results of its survey about median parking in the Mission – the hotly debated practice of allowing worshippers at local institutions to park at the center or median of  streets like Guerrero and Valencia for services. The survey’s project area covers all cross streets between Market and 24th Streets and Valencia and Church Streets. The results...

New Affordable Housing Development Renews Parking Woes

A new fully affordable housing development scheduled to be built at the corner of 17th and Folsom renewed longstanding fears about parking availability at a community meeting held yesterday, though most residents welcomed the 101-unit project for its affordability. “The street’s going to be impacted unless there’s more parking,” said Kian Alavi, a resident of the block across from the...

SFMTA Seeks Input on Median Parking in SF Mission

Parking in San Francisco is always tricky, but for Guerrero and Dolores streets in particular, parking on medians has drawn especially spirited debate. Now, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority is ready to officially hear that debate, starting by forming a committee of residents, church-goers, businesses, and other neighborhood groups. It also released an online survey about potential regulation of median parking along Dolores and Guerrero...

Friends School Talks Traffic Trouble

When school lets out at the San Francisco Friends School on Valencia between Duboce and Brosnan streets, chaos reigns behind them on the stretch of street between Duboce and Clinton Park. Parents waiting to pull into the short pickup zone between Clinton Park and Brosnan queue up next to parked cars, stopping squarely in the bike lane. An average of...