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1 San Francisco Downtown Pick-Up and Delivery Gerald Robbins San Francisco Department of Parking and Traffic

2 San Francisco Geography Water on 3 Sides 47.4 Sq. Miles Compact Development

3 Downtown San Francisco Narrow Streets: 40’-50’ Wide Curb-to-Curb Not Many Alleys Limited Parking Office Development

4 Downtown Parking Limited Supply Expensive Not Required Downtown 25 Percent Parking Tax

5 Goods Movement Problems Many Ineffective Off-Street Docks Many On-Street Zones Occupied by Others Delivery Trucks Frequently Double-Park

6 Off-Street Loading Docks Not Required Until 1957 Most Only 35’ Deep Many Only 12’ High

7 Loading Dock Problems

8 Loading Dock Problems (cont.)

9 Street Impacts Inside the Dock Outside the Dock

10 On-Street Loading Zones Yellow Curbs in California Violators Can BeTowed 30-Minute Time-Limit

11 Non-Delivery Vehicles in Freight Zones

12 Non-Delivery Vehicles (cont.)

13 Results: Double-Parking, Congestion

14 California Vehicle Code Section Allows commercial vehicles to park more than 18” from the curb if reasonably necess- ary to accomplish loading or unloading of merchandise or passengers

15 Part-Time Loading Zones

16 Special Truck Loading Zones “Trucks” Only Yellow and Black Curb No Station Wagons Doesn’t Address Vans, SUVs

17 Installed Parking Meters in Loading Zones Intended to reinforce 30-Minute Time Limit Companies Don’t Want to Give Drivers Cash Not Actively Enforced

18 Raised Parking Fines Recently Raised From $30 to $50 Not Always a Deterrent

19 Towing Violators Very Effective Lot of Gripes

20 Trucks With 6 Wheels Only Eliminates Pick-Ups, Vans and SUVs Some Resistance from 4-Wheeled Delivery Operators

21 Other Approaches Debit Card Payment Higher Fines

22 Conclusions Off-Street Docks – Better Coordination With Land Use Regulators On-Street Requires Vigorous Enforcement Need to Find Space for Contractors


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