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Sidewalk and Driveway Parking
The practice of parking a vehicle parallel to the curb with all four wheels on the sidewalk and parking perpendicular in driveway areas blocking the width of the sidewalk is a serious and unsafe issue in many of the City's neighborhoods. This behavior creates a public safety hazard, forcing pedestrians--including those with strollers and in wheelchairs--into traffic lanes. Vehicles on sidewalks also degrade the appearance of our neighborhoods. The current $105 fine is meant to be a deterrent to this violation.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has heard from many residents who feel that they should not be penalized for parking in driveway areas fronting their property, if they leave a sufficient amount of space for complete pedestrian access. The SFMTA understands these concerns; however, under current state law (California Vehicle Code Section 22500f) Parking Control Officers do not have the authority to make this distinction.
Street Sweeping Enforcement
The Department of Public Works (DPW) cleans about ninety percent of San Francisco’s streets with mechanical sweepers. Generally, DPW sweeps residential streets weekly or twice per month and sweeps commercial areas at least once per week. In order to successfully sweep our streets, residents must move their cars so the mechanical sweepers can access the entire curb.
The SFMTA assists DPW by ticketing vehicles that are parked illegally, blocking mechanical sweepers.
Information on Board of Supervisors hearing and meeting schedules is available from the Clerk of the Board at 415.554.5184.
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