By Rupert Clayton, HANC Board
Early in 2017, San Francisco will consider implementing permanent regulations to let car-share companies have exclusive access to on-street parking spaces. As part of our member meeting on Thursday December 8, HANC President Bruce Wolfe and board member Rupert Clayton will lead a discussion of the benefits and challenges of the current pilot program and some changes we may want to advocate for in the permanent replacement.
The pilot program was scheduled to run from September 2013 through August 2015, but has remained the framework for managing car-share spaces on San Francisco streets. The program authorized up to 900 parking spaces across the city to be dedicated to specific Car-Share Organizations (CSOs). In fact, only about 200 spaces, 14 of them within HANC’s boundaries, were taken up by the three approved CSOs: the fleet-based operations of ZipCar and City CarShare and the “peer-to-peer” network Getaround.