New SF Parking Meters Delayed

Plan to charge for parking in Mission, Potrero, Dogpatch neighborhoods delayed.

By Chris Roberts
|  Monday, Jan 30, 2012  |  Updated 12:51 PM PDT
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New SF Parking Meters Delayed

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No new meters in select SF neighborhoods -- not yet, anyway.

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Speak, people, and the parking gods will listen.

A plan to install up to 5,000 new parking meters in mostly residential San Francisco neighborhoods has been delayed following considerable hue and cry, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's idea to install new meters -- charging 25 cents an hour -- in residential neighborhoods in Dogpatch, Potrero Hill and the northeast Mission District has been delayed for "reconsideration" while the agency conducts further outreach, transit agency officials said.

New meters will be installed in Mission Bay, the newspaper reported.

The plan was unpopular because the meters would be in residential neighborhoods and not commercial strips. Parking in most San Francisco neighborhoods is free, but tickets can be issued to cars without resident stickers if left parked for too long.

Dogpatch resident Bill Schwartz told the newspaper that the plan could be burdensome on low-income residents -- and that "is wrong," he told the newspaper.
 

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