From forcing a bicyclist to weave out into the middle of the street to preventing a Muni bus from moving forward, double parking in San Francisco creates a significant disruption.
The illegal practice will come under scrutiny when the Board of Supervisors returns from its August recess after Supervisor Scott Wiener requested a hearing on double parking before the board's Land Use and Economic Development Committee, which he chairs.
Traffic enforcement is the responsibility of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, so these officials are being asked to report on the citywide double-parking policy, the level of enforcement and its impacts.
"Double parking causes unnecessary traffic jams, and a single car, truck or taxi double-parked on a Muni route can disrupt an entire transit line," Wiener said in a statement. "We need adequate enforcement to improve traffic flow in our city."