San Francisco Looks At Converting Parking to Public Space
"A new plan calls for transforming part of Columbus Avenue, the heart of North Beach's vibrant commercial corridor, where street parking already is scarce and alfresco dining is in demand.
If deemed a success, the parking space conversion program would be expanded to other neighborhoods.
The city already is testing road closures in the Castro and the Mission to create what amounts to asphalt miniparks in spaces once dominated by cars and trucks."
The plan will go up for approval at the end of the month, and if approved, could begin this spring.