Let’s face it – San Francisco is not a city notoriously known for its spacious roadways and an abundance of parking spots. In fact, it’s quite the contrary: cramped streets, narrow roads and winding paths leading to even more formidably steep hills. After all, it’s what makes the charming city by the Bay so utterly unique!
With the lack of available space, you would assume that residents of the Mission District would find another mode of transportation to get around the city (take a hint from the innumerable hipsters on their fixies). Unfortunately, there has been a recent (and infuriating) trend in double-parking around churches on Valencia Street and several other ever-busy roadways. Suddenly, bike lanes are being filled with automobiles, forcing riders into the street along with traffic.
As the situation grows worse, residents are calling foul on the offenders. Shouldn’t the Department of Parking and Traffic enforce stricter laws and dole out citations? Why is there no tow truck hauling away these illegally parked vehicles? Should the city really look the other way on these law-breakers? So far, no cries have been answered and exasperated urbanites are left to deal with the expanding problem on their own.