[Carfreeliving] Stop Consolidation
jmc at sfgreens.org
Tue Mar 1 12:17:26 MST 2005
On Tue, Mar 01, 2005 at 10:57:02AM -0800, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> Stop consolidation is a great idea - moving stops to one every two
> blocks where blocks are short can save significant operating costs and
> speed up service for all riders.
I agree. This is one of the few moves that would both improve
service and save money. The SF Green Party is in favor of this;
it's item B.8 in our platform: http://www.sfgreens.org/transpo14.txt
Could somebody who went to yesterday's hearing report on whether Burns
addressed the question of how much more money might be brought in
through increased enforcement of existing parking/driving violations?
This is one of the few things activists talked about 2 weeks ago that
seemed like it might have gotten through to the MTA board. I'll admit
that it's a short term solution (as drivers would either change their
ways or rebel), but it might tide us over until a more stable funding
source could be found.
I'm also disappointed (but not surprised) that the MTA didn't even
consider some of the more creative funding solutions. E.g.,
while increasing the residential parking permit fee too much would run
into state law, selling a deluxe "right to block your own driveway"
residential permit (SF Green Party platform C.7) would be legal under
existing law, if PCOs actually gave tickets for blocking driveways
or parking in red zones adjacent to driveways.
John-Marc Chandonia (jmc at sfgreens.org)
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