To Support Rise in Car Share, S.F. Risks Igniting Parking Battle

A pilot program will reserve 900 on-street parking spaces for car-sharing vehicles. While the number of spaces is just .3 percent of the on-street supply, the program is expected to generate controversy in a city "where parking is at a premium".
July 19, 2013, 9am PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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"As many as 900 on-street parking spaces in San Francisco will be reserved for car-sharing vehicles as soon as January under a two-year experiment approved Tuesday by the Municipal Transportation Agency," reports Michael Cabanatuan. 

"Car sharing is thriving in San Francisco, and rising in popularity, so the city wants to accommodate that growth by making it easier for the car sharing services to find parking spaces," he explains. "But in San Francisco, where parking is at a premium, taking away hundreds of parking spaces is certain to engender controversy. Each parking space converted for car share use will require neighborhood outreach, a public hearing and approval by the MTA Board of Directors."


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Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 in San Francisco Chronicle
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