San Francisco Businesses Thrive Without Parking

The San Francisco neighborhood of Chinatown temporarily removed parking from Stockton Street for a week during the busy Lunar New Year season. Aaron Bialick reports on the results.
January 26, 2012, 6am PST | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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Necessitating a coordinated planning and implementation effort amongst neighborhood and merchant organizations, the mayor's office, and several city departments, the temporary parking removal was intended to make more room for merchants and shoppers during the busy Lunar New Year season.

While skeptics feared a loss of customers due to reduced auto access, Brian Kan of Pacific Seafood Trading Company reported that, ""If anything, we've benefited from it...We think it's brought us a lot of business, actually, instead of losing business. And it's a great way for us to interact with the people walking around, too."

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Published on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 in Streetsblog San Francisco
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