SAN FRANCISCO—On Tuesday, January 17 the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will vote on whether or not to legalize median parking on Dolores Street on weekends. Parking is currently illegal in the region, but restrictions have not been enforced.

According to the SFMTA website, if the 16-month pilot program is approved by the SFMTA, parallel parking will be allowed on Friday evenings, Saturday mornings, and all day Sunday. Though formalized median parking was approved during an August 16, 2016 meeting, the board will now vote on specifications for traffic modifications needed to support the pilot, which will run for a period of 16 months if passed.

The pilot program will apply to the area between the 14th and 18th Streets near Dolores Street. If the pilot program is approved, there will be a month-long grace period where drivers are distributed violation warnings. There will also be signage to instruct drivers of the new enforcements. A neighborhood committee formed by San Francisco staff members will provide feedback and monitor compliance levels.

The SFMTA will conduct their meeting Tuesday, January 17 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss this pilot program. Additional details on the pilot program can be viewed on the SFMTA website.