By Dan Brekke, Jon Brooks, Katharine Fong and Lisa Pickoff-White Need to get to work from the East Bay to San Francisco on Thursday? Heading from the city to Berkeley for a Labor Day barbecue? The Bay Bridge may be closing down for five days, but that doesn’t mean you need to put your plans […]
by Emily Green On Thursday, San Francisco once again takes up the controversial issue of parking meter expansion at a committee hearing. One issue will be Sunday meter enforcement, which took effect in late February. The change has angered many churchgoers, who say it is undermining community bonding and forcing people to pay money to […]
On Monday the Bay Area, like much of the United States, will celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Lots of special events will take place around the region. And schedules of transit and parking will vary. Here are some highlights: Events The San Francisco Chronicle and Contra Costa Times have compiled lists of […]
Believe it or not, San Francisco used to more or less shut down on Sundays. That was the reason the city decided back in the 1940s not to charge for parking at meters during this public recognition of the Christian sabbath. Now that’s all changed, says Paul Rose, a spokesperson for the San Francisco Municipal […]
For plenty of drivers in San Francisco the word p-a-r-k is a four letter word. That’s why a band of odd bedfellows — politicians, computer programmers and federal highway officials — came together to introduce the first app that helps users find parking spots in San Francisco, or any city in the world for that […]
Morning Splash: SF Parking Rate Experiment; CFL Lightbulbs Not Getting Recycled; Will State Lawmakers Keep Car Perks?
San Francisco Parking Rates Set to Change (SF Chronicle) SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco drivers will be the focus of a nationally watched experiment to combat congestion and air pollution by regularly adjusting parking prices at curbside meters and public garages. If the city-run program, tentatively set to launch April 21, works as advertised, it […]