Sunday Parking Meter Enforcement Needed to Help Decrease Air Pollution
|April 13, 2014||Posted by jamie under Transportation & Ped Safety||
Silly politics is about to trump smart policy in San Francisco once again as the Mayor demands the SFMTA Board decide this Tuesday to repeal Sunday afternoon parking meter enforcement. The casting aside of the facts presented by the SFMTA in a December 10, 2013 report about the benefits of the first year’s experience in Sunday afternoon parking meter enforcement citywide means that the already bad air pollution in SoMa could get worse and deadlier for us residents.
Parking meter enforcement on Sundays has decreased the “cruising” around blocks by drivers looking for an open parking space by half – decreasing the time wasted and pollution released from tailpipes from 4 minutes down to 2 minutes on average. Please join me in signing my MoveOn.org petition asking Mayor Lee, Ed Reiskin, and the SFMTA Board to leave Sunday parking meter enforcement alone because we want to live and we want cleaner air to breathe to help us live longer lives in San Francisco.
San Francisco benefits from Sunday parking meter enforcement from Jamie Whitaker 2014 on Vimeo.
P.S. See this World Health Organization press release about their finding that about 7 million people died in 2012 as a result of air pollution in some manner.