There's a hearing at City Hall tomorrow morning asking for public comment on dedicating certain on-street parking spaces to car share vehicles (Zipcar, City CarShare, etc.). In other words, you can't park your car in those spots. Parking is a big deal to some in Noe Valley, so we were glad to get this from Heather World:
The city’s program to dedicate on-street parking to car-sharing vehicles leaps forward July 11 when residents are invited to comment on 100 proposed sites, including seven in Noe Valley.Here's a link to more information about the Car Sharing Policy and Pilot Program, as well as a map of all locations in San Francisco [PDF]. If you can't make the meeting you can send your comments to Andy Thornley.
Two spots are proposed for 22nd Street and Noe and for Clipper and Sanchez. One spot is proposed for 24th Street at Sanchez, 29th Street at Dolores, and San Jose Avenue and Duncan Street.
The pilot program is part of the city’s effort to improve congestion and encourage car sharing, said project manager Andy Thornley.
About 450 of the city’s 275,000 parking spots have been identified as possible dedicated spaces for City CarShare, Zipcar and Getaround vehicles, though only 40 have been approved by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Board of Directors so far.
Noe would be the site of about two dozen sites, which will be vetted at public meetings.
The pilot ends in August, 2015. Car sharing companies are required to collect data from each car.
“We can see whether a given parking space is productive,” he said. The city will evaluate each space, looking at use and impact. “If it doesn’t prove out, it won’t be a permanent thing.”
The July 11 hearing, hosted by the SFMTA Sustainable Streets Division, will take place at 10 a.m. in Room 416 at City Hall.
What: Hearing about proposed sites for dedicated on-street carshare parking
When: July 11, 10am
Where: City Hall, Room 416
[SFMTA: Car Sharing Policy and Pilot Program]