Archive for March 16th, 2018

Did We Just Hit Peak Auto? – New DMV Stats Show Fewer Registered Vehicles in SF for the First Time Since 2011 – But Licensed Drivers in SF are Up

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Here’s your background, from a year ago.

And here are your stats for 2016:

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And here are your stats for 2017, released just today:

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So that’s about a half a percentage decrease for registered AUTOS as well as all registered VEHICLES from 2016 to 2017.

And here are your licensed driver numbers for San Francisco County for the past five years, also just released:

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That’s about a 1% increase, year over year.

So there you have it – instead of a relatively steady increase averaging 7000 or so automobiles per year, we’ve just had a decrease of about 1900 autos, for whatever reason.

Perhaps 2016 will end up being Peak Auto for San Francisco – we’ll see.

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AN SFMTA MYSTERY: This Car was Illegally Parked on a Sidewalk Right Next to Four PCOs, Yet It Didn’t Get Cited – How Come That?

Friday, March 16th, 2018

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Here are the other three:

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Simply, PCO’s won’t cite sidewalk parking during (usually) weekly street cleaning time, barring somebody calling in a complaint about sidewalk blockage.

This is a POLICY. It might not be written down, but it’s a policy nevertheless…

Stingray, Presidio

Friday, March 16th, 2018

But is it Art?

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Get your own – just $399.99, which is full retail despite what some dick might tell you.