Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Transportation Balance initiative turns in signatures

Repeal Sunday parking meters permanently

Restoring Transportation Balance in San Francisco Initiative Turns in Signatures to Qualify for the November Ballot. 

Media Q and A 

How many signatures did you deliver to the Department of Elections? 

On July 7, 2014 at 12:00 noon, we delivered over 17,500 signatures from San Franciscans of all walks of life who seek to restore balance to San Francisco’s warped transportation policies. 

How many signatures do you need to qualify the initiative on the ballot? 

We need to collect 9,702 valid signatures by July 8 for this initiative to qualify for the November 4, 2014 election. 

What is theRestoring Transportation Balance in San FranciscoInitiative? 

The Initiative is a Declaration of Policy which calls upon the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors, and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board to restore balance to San Francisco’s transportation policies. This is the work of a group of passionate San Franciscans who want to ensure our streets are safe, well maintained, and efficient to use for everybody. 

Who is in your coalition? 

Our coalition includes a broad spectrum of San Franciscans who use our streets and sidewalks, including leaders of neighborhood and district merchants associations; motorists; Muni and taxi riders; bicyclists; first responders; labor activists; advocates for seniors and the disabled, families with children, and members of the faith-based communities...[A list of individuals and organizations endorsing the initiative is here.]

Who can I contact for further questions?

Media Contact: Jason Clark, Jpclark225@gmail.com, Cell: 415-602-7654

(See also Bill Bowen's excellent op-ed in the SF Chronicle: San Francisco Transportation Policies.)

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At 12:37 PM, Anonymous Doesn't make sense said...

I can't see how anyone can reconcile this statement

"When a parent with small children is able to drive to the store, park nearby, and get their shopping done with a minimum of hassle."

with repealing Sunday meters. When the meters don't work, drivers leave their car parked the whole day. So that makes it harder to park - in direct opposition with their supposed ideal of making it easier to "park nearby."

At 4:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's because you're a sensible person. Cut that out!

At 8:52 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Yes, this is the official City Hall doctrine, but the reality is different. Not everyone "parks the whole day." Most just assume that on Sunday they have a little more slack.

There is however a significant minority of car owners who have no garage and must park on the street. These folks suffer the most with the City Hall/Bicycle Coalition squeeze on street parking. In my neighborhood, the street cleaning schedule favors the MTA, which comes along behind the street sweepers and hands out tickets to those who were ignorant or just too hung over to move their cars.

This group is considerable, and they aren't rich. If they were they would have a garage for their cars.

No parking meters on Sundays or on national holidays should be the rule. And, when giving tickets, parking control officers---I guess we can't call them "meter maids" anymore---should always give the the potential transgressor the benefit of the doubt!

If that is the city's policy, complaints about tickets and meters would evaporate.

At 10:58 PM, Blogger Manoj Kumar said...

In present time Parking is also a kind of problem that people are facing this problem in almost cities. As the number of vehicles are increasing on road rapidly but there is very less parking facility available.
Parking management system


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