At a meeting last week, the SFMTA voted to increase parking limits from two hours to four hours for 15 blocks of the newly-created Area Q, including some bits of areas S and P. The increased time allowance will apply to vehicles without Residential Parking Permits, and comes after months of deliberation over parking considerations for churches and faith-based organizations in the area.
The SFMTA first heard opposition from church leaders and non-residents over the proposed parking restrictions several months before they approved the Area Q residential parking permit zone on March 3rd. At the most recent public hearing in July, non-residents and churchgoers argued that a two-hour parking limit would discourage people from attending weekday activities at their congregations. "The changes were made in response to requests from patrons of the neighborhood's many community service organizations and businesses," reads the SFMTA's statement.
In the map below, the affected blocks are highlighted in blue. (Note: One block of Area P and another in Area S are also included.) The SFMTA also has a rundown of which blocks specifically will be affected in its official resolution.
The SFMTA adopted the resolution on Sept. 15th. We've reached out to SFMTA's Paul Rose for clarity on when the new time limits would officially go into effect for drivers in the neighborhood. Update, 4pm: Rose has confirmed that the change will go into effect "when the signs are changed, sometime in the next six weeks."