The Mayor's Office on Disability (MOD) and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will be hosting a public forum about accessible parking policy this Saturday morning, Oct 19. This forum is an opportunity to learn more about, and provide feedback on, the Accessible Parking Policy Advisory Committee’s recommended policy changes to improve access to parking for people with disabilities.
Accessible parking forum
Saturday, October 19, 2013
10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. – welcome and poster session
11 a.m. to noon – presentation and discussion
Port of San Francisco, Pier 1, The Embarcadero
Members of San Francisco’s Accessible Parking Policy Advisory Committee, a stakeholder group comprised mostly of people with disabilities, will present their package of state and local policy recommendations to increase access to parking and reduce disabled parking placard misuse. The package includes:
- Increase blue zones
- Improve enforcement of placard misuse
- Improve DMV oversight of placard approvals
- Allow jurisdictions to require placard holders to pay at the meter
- Direct revenue to accessibility improvements
- Allow jurisdictions to establish reasonable time limits for placard holders
Read the updated report covering the committee process, research, recommendations, outreach, and next steps.
The Muni F-line Historic Streetcar has an accessible stop in front of the event location at The Embarcadero and Washington Street. The closest Muni Light Rail/BART station is the Embarcadero Station, approximately 1/4 mile away. For Muni route, schedule, fare and accessible services information anytime, visit SFMTA.com or call 311.
The meeting location is accessible to persons using wheelchairs and others with disabilities. Assistive listening devices, materials in alternative formats, American Sign Language interpreters and other accommodations are available upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 701-5380. Providing at least 72 hours notice will help ensure availability.
If you can’t make it on October 19, please send feedback to parkingaccess@SFMTA.com or by calling 415.701.5380.