Monday, December 23, 2013

A setback for city's anti-car movement

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Streetsblog is bitter that the city is backing down on its plan to install parking meters in Dogpatch and Portrero Hill after neighborhood opposition: 

After two years of tangling with the city, the defenders of dysfunctional free parking have effectively caused a huge setback for progressive transportation policy---meaning more traffic and slower transit in the future. Hooray for San Francisco.

Muni claims that it only wants to "manage" city parking, but its real motive is mercenary, since parking meters and parking tickets are a major source of revenue for a predatory, bloated city agency that has more than 5,000 employees.

See the story at The Portrero View and at Meter Madness.

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