SFMTA Faces Criticism During Tense Meeting on Northwest Bernal Permit Parking Plan

“This is a really good focus group.” That’s  what Hank Wilson, the manager of parking policy at SFMTA, told a crowd of Bernal Heights residents last week at a contentious April 18  community meeting about SFMTA’s proposal to implement a new residential parking permit program (RPP) on select streets in northwest Bernal Heights. During the meeting, more … Continue reading SFMTA Faces Criticism During Tense Meeting on Northwest Bernal Permit Parking Plan

Wednesday: Community Meeting on Controversial SFMTA Parking Permit Plan

n On Wednesday evening the SFMTA will hold a community meeting about the agency’s much-debated plan to implement an experimental residential parking permit (RPP) system in northwest Bernal Heights. The meeting will happen on Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 pm at Flynn Elementary School (3125 Cesar Chavez Street). The postcard SFMTA sent to neighbors living in the proposed Northwest Bernal RPP … Continue reading Wednesday: Community Meeting on Controversial SFMTA Parking Permit Plan

Bernal Heights Proposed As Guinea Pig in SFMTA Parking Permit Experiment

The SFMTA is moving ahead with plans to use Bernal Heights as the site of an experimental Residential Parking Permit (RPP) scheme that will no longer emphasize preventing non-residents from parking on neighborhood streets. Instead, under the new system, the RPP program will also seek to limit the number of cars residents can park on the streets of … Continue reading Bernal Heights Proposed As Guinea Pig in SFMTA Parking Permit Experiment

Fate of Northwest Bernal Parking Zone Unclear as SFMTA Rewrites Rules

There’s been plenty of confusion surrounding the proposal to create a new Residential Parking Permit (RPP) zone in northwest Bernal Heights.  There’s been a bunch of community meetings, and a petition drive, and yet another community meeting, as well as some controversy surrounding the data the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) uses to determine northwest Bernal qualifies as a new RPP … Continue reading Fate of Northwest Bernal Parking Zone Unclear as SFMTA Rewrites Rules

SFMTA’s Data Indicates Bernal Parking Permit Zone May Not Meet SFMTA Requirements

In the comments to last week’s post about the community meeting held on Dec. 7 to discuss the implementation of a Residential Parking Permit (RPP) area in portions of northwest Bernal, an astute Bernalwood reader noticed something odd: The proposed Bernal permit area does not appear to meet a SFMTA’s requirement for establishing a new RPP zone. As Neighbor … Continue reading SFMTA’s Data Indicates Bernal Parking Permit Zone May Not Meet SFMTA Requirements

Many Questions, Some Answers During Meeting on Proposed Parking Permits

As you may recall, there was a big community meeting last week to discuss the creation of a new Residential Parking Permit (RPP) zone in Northwest Bernal Heights. The effort to create an RPP zone was initiated by some Bernal neighbors, yet now that that the plan is closer to becoming a reality, the conversations for and … Continue reading Many Questions, Some Answers During Meeting on Proposed Parking Permits

Wednesday: Meeting on Proposed Northwest Bernal Parking Permit Zone

The days of unrestricted weekday parking in northwest Bernal Heights may be coming to an end. Following a well-organized signature drive by some North Bernal neighbors, the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency is moving ahead with plans to establish residential parking permit (RPP) system in portions of northwest Bernal where a majority of residents signed petitions supporting the creation … Continue reading Wednesday: Meeting on Proposed Northwest Bernal Parking Permit Zone

Beloved, Bernal-Owned Dema Clothing Store Closing This Month

About a year ago, Bernalwood created an ad-hoc spreadsheet to keep track of Bernal-owned businesses that are not in Bernal Heights. The basic idea was to create and eventually publish a list of Bernal-owned businesses around San Francisco, to help the Citizens of Bernalwood know where they can shop locally, even when they venture off-hill. That spreadsheet remains a work … Continue reading Beloved, Bernal-Owned Dema Clothing Store Closing This Month

Petition Process Underway to Create Residential Parking Permit Area for North Bernal

Though opinions on the wisdom of implementing Residential Parking Permit (RPP) in North Bernal appear to be polarized, a process is nevertheless underway to implement an RPP district in Precitaville and Santana Rancho. SFMTA recently set up a dedicated page for North Bernal RPP planning.  It explains: Residents of North Bernal, generally defined as the blocks south of Cesar Chavez … Continue reading Petition Process Underway to Create Residential Parking Permit Area for North Bernal

Tonight: Mysterious Meeting to Establish Parking Permits for North Bernal

Neighbor MM spotted handbills from the so-called “Northeast Bernal Parking Alliance” drifting around Precitaville. Apparently, there’s a meeting tonight, Tuesday, July 28 at 7 pm at the Precita Valley Neighborhood Center to discuss a proposal to turn much of North Bernal into an official Residential Permit Parking (RPP) zone. Neighbor MM writes: Perhaps you have seen … Continue reading Tonight: Mysterious Meeting to Establish Parking Permits for North Bernal