The City’s Transportation Code has four requirements to create any new Residential Permit Parking (RPP) area. The four requirements can be summarized as follows:
(1) a petition received by at least 250 households; (2) parking occupancy data demonstrating at least 80% of the spaces being occupied; (3) non-resident vehicles being a primary source of the parking problem; and (4) inadequate off-street parking to accommodate resident vehicles.
Neighbors filed a petition with the required number of signatures last year, and SFMTA has finished compiling data in the proposed area (outlined in the image below). SFMTA has determined that the proposed area qualifies for Residential Permit Parking.
There are basically four questions that need to be asked of the residents: (1) should my block be included in a new RPP zone; (2) if included, what should be the time limit; (3) if included, what should be the hours of the day of the regulation; and (4) if included, which days of the week should have RPP regulations. The regulations do not necessarily need to be the same throughout the entire area, and there may be a desire to have different regulations near Divisadero to address nighttime parking issues.
Alamo Square Neighborhood Association has requested a presentation at our Monday, May 19 meeting by MTA staff so we can review the process and hear the proposed day and hours for RPP enforcement and time limits. The meeting will be held on Monday, May 19, Oasis Cafe, 901 Divisadero St., with meet and greet at 7 p.m. and the meeting starting at 7:30 p.m.
Update: We have two preliminary proposals to review on Monday May 19, as a starting point for discussion. Please note that MTA is only at Step 3 of their process and will use input to develop an RPP proposal for review, followed by a community meeting.
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., 2-hour time limit
3-hour time limit around parks and adjacent to commercial corridors
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Under either proposal, RPP will not apply to metered spots on Divisadero Street (shown in green).
To view MTA’s data collection, please see the attached link: Alamo Square RPP block Summary.