Despite concerns from advocates for the homeless, San Francisco officials on Tuesday (Sept. 26) enacted a ban on overnight parking of recreational vehicles in certain parts of The City.
Starting March 1, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will begin installing signs prohibiting the parking of vehicles more than 22 feet in length or 7 feet in height between midnight and 6 a.m in some areas. A complete list of locations will be determined later by the SFMTA, but chronic problem areas such as parts of both the Sunset and Bayview districts are expected to be included.
The prolonged parking of oversized vehicles has angered residents for attracting graffiti or for being eyesores.
Others have complained about the behavior of those who use vehicles as their homes.
“I’m tired of my neighborhood being the dump,” said Supervisor Malia Cohen, whose district includes the Bayview. “What you find are people who are wealthy enough and own these vehicles actually don’t park them in their own neighborhood, they actually park them on the southeastern part of The City.”
Cohen added that those living in vehicles are creating a health concern.
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