As to the claim that the city is selling off parking spaces to private companies, he says that the code in question is "meant to regulate merchandise and material piled or placed on sidewalks and the roadway," and other sundries, but doesn't apply here. The city has a separate regulation regarding car share parking spaces, which you can read, heaven help you, here."We very much appreciate that permitting private businesses exclusive use of the city’s curb parking (even just a fraction of a percent of the total supply) raises serious questions about equity and the public good, so we're testing things further and collecting more data using this pilot. Participating car share organizations (City CarShare, Zipcar, and Getaround) will pay monthly permit fees for the parking spaces, and they'll have to collect and share a lot of data with the SFMTA about how the vehicles are being used, and who's using them. At the end of two years we'll evaluate the data and potentially recommend making on-street car sharing a permanent program, if the pilot experience so indicates."
Parking For Private Car Shares Sees Backlash In The Haight
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