The Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a $51.2 million contract to replace the city’s aging coin-operated meters with machines that accept credit cards. But the supervisors rejected the request by the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency for 10,000 new meters that it could install wherever it chose.The single biggest cause of Muni delays is car traffic. Our state-of-the-art parking management system is making a measurable impact on traffic, but as much as we complain about Muni being broken, the most vocal complaints are often those opposed to fixing it. Folks using those currently-unmetered spaces who would prefer to continue not-paying and rather vocally lobbying against expanded metering.
So much for Transit First:
In 1973, the San Francisco City Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors adopted the “Transit First Policy”, giving top priority to public transit investments as the centerpiece of the city’s transportation policy and adopting street capacity and parking policies to discourage increases in automobile traffic.
How do you hold the Board of Supervisors accountable for failing to enforce their own policies, short of kicking them out?
This being San Francisco, I’m not sure if this fellow is dressed for Halloween or just for a normal day. pic.twitter.com/ORWZ5929Wc— Erin Jo Richey (@erinjo)
— Eric Cook (@ecocinar)
@erinjo yeah, I think that’s an Emperor Norton impersonator in his everyday getup.— Erin O’Connor (@kirinqueen)