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Dogpatch Parking Management

Update: Dogpatch Parking Management Plan - Installation of signs and meters will start soon 

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All RPP Area X signs in the Dogpatch (east of Interstate 280) will be replaced with Area EE signs by August 31st. Until then, vehicles with either Area X permits or Area EE permits will be exempt from posted time limits on streets with  existing RPP Area X signs. Starting on August 31st, Area X permits will no longer be valid on Dogpatch streets with  Area EE signage.

If you are interested in obtaining an Area EE permit, please visit: www.sfmta.com/projects/dogpatch-parking-management. 

Update: Application for Area EE Permit Now Available - Enforcement will begin after September 4, 2018
Area EE Rules For Obtaining a Residential Parking Permit (RPP)


Update: Dogpatch Neighborhood Parking Plan Approved by the SFMTA Board

On April 17th, the SFMTA Board of Directors unanimously approved the Dogpatch Parking Management Plan.  Implementation of the Plan will begin in August, with the installation of signs and multi-space meters.  By June, residents of the newly formed Residential Permit Parking (RPP) Area EE will receive applications and guidelines for purchasing their permits by mail.  Area X permit holders residing in the Dogpatch will receive applications for Area EE permits instead of renewal notices for their Area X permits.  Area EE permits will be issued before Area X permits expire on August 31, 2018. 

Background

The Dogpatch Parking Management Plan establishes parking restrictions on most of the blocks and a new RPP Area, Area EE, replacing the portion of Area X east of Iowa Street.  It is the result of a more than two-year collaborative planning process that involved three City agencies, members of the Dogpatch Neighborhood Association, the Dogpatch Business Association (DBA) and other interested stakeholders.

Currently, only 20% of the on-street parking in Dogpatch is regulated.  When implemented, the Plan will result in regulating 96% of the parking.  In general, the proposed on-street parking regulations reflect the current or planned uses on the adjoining property. A summary of the proposed parking restrictions follows:

  • Commercial areas such as 3rd and 22nd streets will have a combination of 4-hour time limits, RPP parking and metered parking. 
  • Illinois Street will have 4-hour time-limited parking, except for one block between 18th and Mariposa streets, and one block between 23rd and 24th streets, which will have meters.
  • Industrial blocks located between 23rd and 25th streets will mostly have 4-hour time-limited parking, while parking on Minnesota and most of Tennessee streets south of 25th Street will remain unregulated due to the lack of curbs and/or sidewalks.
  • North of 22nd Street, many of the blocks located between Mariposa and 22nd streets will have Residential Permit Parking restrictions.  Eligible residents and businesses with RPP permits are exempt from these time limits. 
  • Iowa, Indiana, 23rd and 25th streets near the 22nd Street Caltrain Station and the Muni Woods Division will have parking meters with no time limits. 

If you have any questions regarding the Dogpatch Parking Management Plan, please contact the SFMTA Parking Department at InfoRPP@sfmta.com.

 

Project Status 
Current
Neighborhoods 

The Dogpatch Parking Management Plan is an effort to improve the availability of on-street parking to meet growing demand in the Dogpatch neighborhood.

With more building developments and commerce in the area, parking spots are already scarce during the day – and bigger developments are on the horizon. As activity in Dogpatch grows, on-street parking regulations must be updated to help ensure that parking spaces can be used efficiently and made available for those who need them most. When parking spaces are left unregulated despite high demand, they tend to stay occupied, which leaves drivers circling for a spot. That adds to traffic congestion and transit delays, and it makes streets less safe and pleasant for people who live in, work in and visit the neighborhood.

Since early 2016, SFMTA staff has been working with neighborhood residents and local businesses to develop a proposal to manage parking in Dogpatch using a mix of parking regulations. We are now gathering feedback on the draft proposal from the broader community.

Project Details, History or Features 

The Dogpatch Parking Management Plan is an effort to make more on-street parking available to meet growing demand in the Dogpatch neighborhood.

With more building developments and commerce in the area, parking spots are already scarce during the day – and bigger developments are on the horizon. As activity in Dogpatch grows, on-street parking regulations must be updated to help ensure that parking spaces can be used efficiently and made available for those who need them most. When parking spaces are left unregulated despite high demand, they tend to stay occupied, which leaves drivers circling for a spot. That adds to traffic congestion and transit delays, and it makes streets less safe and pleasant for people who live in, work in and visit the neighborhood.

Since early 2016, SFMTA staff has consulted with a working group of neighborhood and local business leaders to develop a proposal to manage parking in Dogpatch using a mix of parking regulations. We are now gathering feedback on the draft proposal from the broader community.

 HIGH DEMAND FOR PARKING

Currently, there are approximately 1,500 housing units in the Dogpatch neighborhood and 400 business establishments with 7,000 workers. The City Planning Department has estimated that over 1,500 new residential units will be built in Dogpatch in the next few years, doubling the total population by 2020.

In addition, land uses in the Dogpatch are very diverse, with commercial/retail, residential, institutional and industrial uses together, sometimes on the same block or within a few feet of each other.

The Dogpatch is a small area with major destinations such as the 22nd Street Caltrain Station, the Muni's T Third Line along 3rd Street, the 22nd and 3rd Street commercial corridors, the Muni Woods Division bus yard and the 300 businesses located at the American Industrial Center. 

Just outside the neighborhood are other current and future traffic generators like the recently opened UCSF children’s hospital, the future Warriors Arena, and the planned development of Pier 70, which is scheduled to add thousands of residential units and a major maker and retail destination.  

WHO PARKS IN DOGPATCH: STUDY FINDINGS

The SFMTA conducted two discreet parking utlilization studies in the Dogpatch. The first was in October 2016 and the second was in August 2016. We studied the proportion of vehicles parked on streets in Dogpatch that were registered to addresses near the area. We compared those numbers for streets with and without parking regulations including parking meters and time limits for vehicles without Residential Parking Permits.

  • On blocks with parking regulations, the share of parked vehicles that were registered locally (within a quarter-mile of their parking spot) varied significantly throughout the day. From the early morning to the afternoon, that share of vehicles dropped from approximately 80 percent to 50 percent, and rose to about 66 percent in the evening.
  • On blocks without parking regulations (the majority of blocks in the area), the share of locally-registered vehicles was consistently lower, and a greater share were registered to addresses more than two miles away.  From the early morning to the afternoon, the share of locally-registered vehicles dropped from about 50 percent to 40 percent, and rose to about 45 percent in the evening.

DOGPATCH STUDY AREA

The Dogpatch study area is bounded by Mariposa Street to the north, the San Francisco Bay to the east, Cesar Chavez Street to the south and Pennsylvania Avenue and Highway 280 to the west.

The study area is broken down into a north, central and south section. The image below shows a map of these three sections, along with a list of the main destinations (existing and planned) that draw vehicle traffic in each one.

Dogpatch Study Area

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Meeting Dogpatch's on-street parking crunch requires solutions as diverse as the needs of those who live and work in the neighborhood. To develop the draft Dogpatch parking management proposal, the SFMTA has met with a working group of neighborhood residents and businesses to collect focused feedback since early 2016.

Neighborhood representatives on the working group have included the Dogpatch Neighborhood Association, Potrero-Dogpatch Merchants Association, Dogpatch Business Association, Dogpatch and Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefit District, and the American Industrial Center.

Contact Information 
Kathryn Studwell
415.701.5708
Pamela Johnson, Public Relations Officer
415.579.9712