Today’s post was going to be an audio recording of a recent discussion I had with TC’s Downtown Development Authority deputy director Rob Bacigalupi and city planner Russ Soyring about parking, however, that will have to wait for tech support-bigger project than anticipated.
In the meantime & as an audio player test, a toot-toot of the self-congratulatory horn for MyWHaT with a recent radio essay by MyWHaT guest contributor Henry Morgenstein. The following piece was originally aired on his Radio Talk series on WNMC FM90.7.
Thanks for the plug, Henry. Yes, I do go on-and-on…
The post about the closing of a street in Dallas, referred to in the essay, is archived at: The Better-Block Project
You can read more about Henry at henryandjacqui.com
San Francisco is getting smart, really smart, about its parking. The SFPark program is set up to provide market demand pricing to the city’s parking spaces. The more in demand, the higher the price and then the higher the turnover, thus getting closer to always having a spot available. The pilot program is an attempt to relieve congestion, reduce driving, raise revenue and get people out of their cars and into stores. The following video explains…for how complicated it is, it sure seems simple.
“Circle less, live more”
The one line that I really appreciate in the following introductory video is at 2:20. As the narrator is about to explain the different methods of payment, he begins, “when people choose to drive…“. Yes, driving a car is a choice.
More about local parking issues later today…