Double Parkers Beware: Supe Wiener’s Got You In His Crosshairs

A San Francisco supervisor is calling for a hearing on the issue of motorists double parking on city streets.

Supervisor Scott Wiener announced that he plans at this afternoon’s board meeting to call for a hearing on double parking—particularly a lack of enforcement against it and its impact on traffic in San Francisco.

“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 in a statement. “We need adequate enforcement to improve traffic flow in our city.”

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency officials will be asked to attend the hearing and provide a report on traffic impacts, enforcement policies and citation statistics for double parking.

The hearing would take place at a future date before the board’s land use and economic development committee.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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  • RBR

    UPS is the biggest offender.

  • RBR

    UPS is the biggest offender.

  • culture_drone

    I’d rather he tilt at this windmill than the other big problems he sees WRT people having fun.

  • culture_drone

    I’d rather he tilt at this windmill than the other big problems he sees WRT people having fun.

  • dbrownusc

    The double-parked car in the photo above has consular plates, so even if they received a ticket the driver would claim diplomatic immunity.

  • dbrownusc

    The double-parked car in the photo above has consular plates, so even if they received a ticket the driver would claim diplomatic immunity.

  • sfrealadvocate

    Kudos to Supervisor Wiener for addressing a problem that has a simple solution: better enforcement! And while DPT is at it, how about also cracking down on drivers who block intersections, especially during rush hours…!

  • sfrealadvocate

    Kudos to Supervisor Wiener for addressing a problem that has a simple solution: better enforcement! And while DPT is at it, how about also cracking down on drivers who block intersections, especially during rush hours…!

  • sfkayak

    Let’s start with hundreds of cars that are double parked on Guerrero and Dolores Streets on Sunday.

  • sfkayak

    Let’s start with hundreds of cars that are double parked on Guerrero and Dolores Streets on Sunday.