They’re also looking at requiring drivers to pay for metered spaces on Sunday. Judson True is with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. He says they want to increase turnover of parking spaces.
“You’re more likely to stay for less time if there’s a meter in effect and you have a time limit or you have to pay. So the idea is by creating parking availability, businesses will be able to find customers and people will do less circling which is better for the environment and also reduces congestion.”
Meter hours would vary from neighborhood-to-neighborhood depending on the availability of parking and the area’s nightlife.
Some neighborhoods would see meters enforced until midnight…while in others it would be up to 9 PM.
The plan could generate an additional $9 million a year. But a spokesman for Mayor Gavin Newsom says people should not have to pay more for parking during the economic downturn.