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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Do You Double Park? Supervisor Scott Wiener Is Going To Make Your Life Hell

Posted By on Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 8:03 AM

click to enlarge That's one way to enforce it - FLICKR/BART HEIRD

You know who else is tired of your double parking around town? Supervisor Scott Wiener. That's right the man who banned naked penises is now turning his efforts toward irreverent drivers who think they can park any damn place they please.

And there's a reason drivers think that -- because they kinda can. As Wiener notes this morning, the city has been a little too hands-off when it comes to double parking. But that's about to come to an end.

Wiener is calling for a hearing to talk about how out-of-control the double parking is around San Francisco.

"Double parking is usually illegal but seldom enforced," Wiener said in a statement.

The Municipal Transportation Agency will need to brush up on its parking policy. At this soon-to-be-held hearing, Wiener will ask the agency to report on city policy on double parking, detail how double parking screws up traffic, Muni, and bikes, as well as explain current enforcement policies. In addition, officials will have to report on citation statistics for double parking.

"Double parking causes unnecessary traffic jams, and a single car, truck, or taxi double-parked on a Muni route can disrupt an entire transit line," Wiener said. "We need adequate enforcement to improve traffic flow in our city."

Best you go move your car now.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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