Mission Bay parking update from SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin
I am writing to invite you review the newly revised Mission Bay parking management proposal and to participate in our Mission Bay parking planning community open house on April 19. Parking management can make it easier to park and decrease circling and double-parking. As Mission Bay evolves, we need to make sure that all road users—cars, buses, cyclists, and pedestrians—can travel safely and smoothly.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has revised the draft Mission Bay parking management proposal so that it only includes the area north of Mariposa Street, east of 7th Street, and south of Bryant Street. Based on requests from neighbors, nearby areas in Dogpatch and Potrero Hill will have separate proposals and community outreach efforts.
The new Mission Bay proposal lays out plans for new metered spaces and proposals for special event pricing and longer meter hours in this area. An overview of the proposal follows:
- New meters. Meters help open up parking spaces in busy areas. In anticipation of changes in Mission Bay, in 2002 the City established the area as a metering district and a portion of the meters have been installed. Now that more area construction is complete, this spring the SFMTA will begin installing the remaining meters with 9:00am to 6:00pm operating hours. For more details, see our March 2 announcement.
- Special event pricing. To better manage parking demand during large events like Giants games and reduce congestion, the SFMTA approved special event rates around AT&T Park, to be implemented in spring 2012. The existing policy includes setting special event rates of $4 and $5 to align with Port of San Francisco meters. The SFMTA will continue to work with the community to refine this policy.
- Extended meter hours. With metered parking ending at 6:00pm, trying to find a parking space in the neighborhood during evening special events like Giant’s games can be difficult. The SFMTA is proposing to extend meter hours in the Mission Bay area in order to better manage parking for special events and other evening demand. The SFMTA will work with the community to refine this portion of the proposal as well. This work is separate from the SFMTA budget process and the citywide Sunday metering proposal being considered by the SFMTA Board of Directors.
Throughout March and April, the SFMTA is seeking feedback to refine the approach to special events pricing and extended meter hours. Here is how to be involved:
- Participate in the community meeting. The Mission Bay parking planning community meeting will be held on April 19 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Mission Bay Development Group at 255 Channel Street. We will send another announcement closer to the event.
- Stay updated. Stay on this mailing list, follow us on Twitter or Facebook, and check our new webpage at SFpark.org/MissionBay.
- Write to us. Reply to this email or write to ParkingPlanning@SFMTA.com.
We have also been scheduling meetings with Mission Bay neighborhood groups. If your group has not been contacted, please let us know
Director of Transportation
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)