For all its greatness, San Francisco certainly brings out the absolute worst in us when it comes to parking. A late Muni train will make you cranky, but a stolen parking spot? Well, that can make the meekest lady go bat-shit crazy.
Which is why when we read of this recent parking fracas in Bernal Heights, we weren't really surprised. Entertained, yes, but not at all shocked that two neighbors were sending each other scathing missives about parking spots.
Here's a closeup of a written point-counterpoint between the dueling neighbors, which was posted to a telephone along Folsom Street near Ripley:
To better understand what this parking tension was about, neighborhood blogger Todd Lappin asked nearby residents to enlighten him.
Per the neighbor Lappin talked to:
This section of Folsom is not street cleaned, and people can park hereIt seems this particular neighborhood conflict is shaping up to be even more ominous than those creepy Pentagrams someone mysterious painted on Bernal Hill.
for days legally, sometimes weeks illegally, without having to move
their cars. There are a handful of work trucks, second cars for folks,
that live on this block.
I think this "parking war" is a misunderstanding and a waste of time. We need signage, street sweeping and no dumping to make this problem go
away. Not sarcastic notes.