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anonymous I also attempt to park here to visit my relative who lives at Bayside Park Senior Community. Parking in this area is not easy to find during the work week, and the multiple spaces used by Ford Bike on Horton @ 40th don't help. I rarely see bicycles being used from this location--certainly not from the Senior Community this is located in front of. I second the proposal that the street parking on 40th in front of Bayside Park be designated for resident's use. And I definitely would like to see some parking spaces across 40th in the shopping center lots (i.e. the defunct Toys-R-Us lot) be designated for short-term, general public parking . Thank you. 05/31/2018
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anonymous I park, or try to park here to visit my relative who lives at Bayside Park Senior Community. Parking can be very difficult to find around Bayside exacerbated by the 3 spaces taken up by Ford Bike on Horton and the very long-term, unmetered nature of parking in the area. Seniors don't ride bikes for the most part so the Ford bike rack is poorly placed and they should relocate this rack. People are constantly dropping seniors off and picking them up in front of Bayside, which can be dangerous. It would be great if the block in front of Bayside could be designated for their use (friends and relatives). I see that the proposed parking for this area is for mid-term metered parking, meaning 4 hr parking. That is still going to lock up the parking places long-term. I would therefore urge the city to reserve some open parking across the street in the big shopping center lot, rather than let it all go to the retailers and their customers. 05/24/2018
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anonymous I park here when I come home. I park here at various times of the day, nearly all days. I have an apron to park on, so I often use that, luckily, because over the last couple of years, the street parking has become very hard to get. This is because some neighbors own/park anywhere from 2 to 4 cars on the street. Also because people that live around the 47th St & Adeline area who have work vans also park those between 47th & 46th, or on 47th near the corner of Adeline. This makes it tough for my guests to find a spot near a spot near me. To help them, if I can get a spot close to my home, I park there to save my parking apron for a guest. "Get in and Go" type cars also appear randomly and may sit for 3 or 4 days on Adeline between 47th & 46th. Ride-share parking happens here too, which takes up room during the day. As much as I do not like it, it would be good to sell stickers. Then perhaps multiple car, truck owners, commuters would re-evaluate their street storage here. 05/12/2018
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Adisorn Khamtalob We need parking permit for Dolye St. 05/11/2018
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anonymous I live here and park my car after I come back from work M-F and during the weekends. I have found it a challenge to find parking during the weekday near the 65th and Hollis resident area, but have been able to find parking about 1 block away. While it at times has been inconvenient it has never been to the point where I would desire that meters get installed or that residents buy permits to park. I think the Mayor has discovered the issues that have plagued parking in Emeryville and has identified opportunities to mitigate the behaviors of those who use Emeryville as a transition commuter hub. I hope that a campaign effort is made to educate commuters about the new direct routes on the bus lines. 05/04/2018
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anonymous I work here I park here Mon - Friday all day approx 8 hours It's a struggle sometimes because of all of the construction, however if there's meters it will add insult to injury - now we have to struggle even more just to come to work Make public parking affordable if you're going to charge for it! 05/01/2018
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Katie Mulcoy We live in a duplex with two off-street parking spaces. However, both households each have two cars that need to be parked on the street. Parking on 47th street is often very limited. The biggest issue I see is wasted parking space. I see cars parked in the middle of a curb where two cars could easily fit. Another common problem is cars parked half a car length from the start/end of a curb and also leaving half a car length worth of space between other parked cars. I believe parking space brackets painted on the street would help reduce wasted space and frustration for people looking for a space to park. 04/19/2018
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anonymous I live at this location. We have two cars and usually at least one of them is parked on the street full time. The other one we park in our driveway. Usually very easy to park here and I’ve never had any issues. I don’t think parking permits are necessary in this area and would cause more frustration that actual benefit to anyone. 04/17/2018
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anonymous Home Parking is impossible after 9am. So, if I go shopping after 9, I have to carry my Groceries two (2) blocks. City wants people to ride bikes, GREAT! BUT they leave their car parked in the same spot all week. Need to mark parking spots on street. Everyday I see people taking two (2) parking spaces. Why NO parking enforcement ??? 04/16/2018
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anonymous I have lived here for a few years and parking hasn't been a stressor for me. Sure it fills up on Mon-Fri between 8am - 5pm but it's always available outside of business hours. I have never had to park more then a block away from my home. I typically walk everywhere in Emeryville due to having shops so close and enjoy the bus system for bart trips. Permits seem expensive and pointless since I can always find parking currently. I also saw on the zone planning that they want to cut 61st into one side permits and the side by the school being meters which will force residents to pay for meters on the 1st Thursday for street cleaning on the permit parking side. This would have to be addressed as people already paying for permits should not have to pay parking again because of a mandatory move. Only issue I ever have is break ins. Our cars get smashed often (I never keep things in my car and have been hit multiple times). That's my only worry on the streets, not parking. 04/16/2018
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anonymous I live at Elevation 22. I park here in the evenings when I get home from work and at weekends when I don't use the car and during the week when I am on vacation (max: 16 days). It's usually very easy for me to find a space as I get home after 7pm most weekdays. 04/16/2018
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anonymous Live here, mostly park in our driveway but often need to park on the street and occasionally have a problem finding a spot. We often need to park one car on the street so the other person can leave easily. I do not want to have to pay a large fee to park in my neighborhood. As a homeowner, I would want the first permit to be free or have a small admin fee. [I still don't understand the reason for creating the bump outs(?) that seem to only serve to take up 2 parking spots per block—plantings are mostly not well maintained so they don't look good. The traffic calming circles are very good though.] I don't think we have day workers or commercial parking on 43rd St. We do have a traffic problem due to the B of A driveway and being used as a cut-through. 04/13/2018
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anonymous Live here, mostly park in our driveway but often need to park on the street and occasionally have a problem finding a spot. We often need to park one car on the street so the other person can leave easily. I do not want to have to pay a large fee to park in my neighborhood. As a homeowner, I would want the first permit to be free or have a small admin fee. [I still don't understand the reason for creating the bump outs(?) that seem to only serve to take up 2 parking spots per block—plantings are mostly not well maintained so they don't look good. The traffic calming circles are very good though.] I don't think we have day workers or commercial parking on 43rd St. We do have a traffic problem due to the B of A driveway and being used as a cut-through. 04/13/2018
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Ashley Mrva I live and work in Emeryville and am constantly battling for parking. I work on Park Ave. and frequently have to walk several blocks to get to my office. I often work late and this leads to an unsafe situation - especially provided the homeless that have been sleeping at our doorstep and the frequent car break-ins (my car 4x's in the last 6 months...). Oftentimes, when I do find a parking space, I'm against the Pixar wall - which is where there is at least one car break-in per night. Our customers to our company have to often park blocks because of the Oaks Club crew and recent RV's that take up 2-3 spots at least. Those complaints aside, I am grateful we can park near our building for free. A solution would be to allocate some of these spots for the paying businesses in the area. Meters may be nice for the folks visiting and may discourage the RV situation. All-in-all I think I can speak for Emeryville folks that we are ELATED this is being addressed! 04/13/2018
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Donato Polignone I commute to my office at 1155 Park Ave in Emeryville, between Emery Street and Watts Street. 2 of 5 days a week parking is very difficult to find. Visitors to our office tend to have to park up to 3 blocks or more away. I've been parking here since 2010. I'm typically parked Mon-Friday and occasionally on weekends. In the last 12 months, my car has been broken into 3 times. Basically, not only is parking an issue but the car break-ins have gotten out of control. I personally would love to see permitted parking. But, my guests and visitors might not be happy feeding parking meters. 04/13/2018
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anonymous Most of the employees at Silverman & Light and CCD who rent the lower floor of our building park on the street near Pixar's front entrance at Park and Watts. We have limited assigned parking for the Sr. Staff and owners. It would be problematic to most employees commuting by car if free parking became metered, increasing employee's commute cost unexpectedly. We realize it is a benefit to employees and visitors that we can offer free parking in Emeryville, but it is one of the valued advantages of operating a business in Emeryville. I think it will discourage new businesses from moving here and people from living here if parking becomes a problem. No one wants to get a ticket for parking at work. However, we as a business would like to see some resolve from the City to address the RV parking problem that continues to plague our block. Every week we have several new RV's parking between Park and Watts taking up employee parking and leaving trash all over the sidewalk. 04/11/2018
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Damon Eckard I'm a longtime resident (eighteen years & counting) and I too live in an older house with no off-street parking. I park at all hours of the day and night; usually for at least 12 hours, often for a stretch of several days, sometimes for longer than a week. Street parking in my 'hood has become increasingly problematic. The most common identifiable issues I've experienced are 1) residents choosing street parking over readily available off-street options (driveways, attached garages, parking garages, and 2) builders working on any/all large local re/construction sites; but the most common issue I've observed is 3) people parking in such a way that they take up more than one potential parking space. 04/10/2018
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anonymous My home street I park at all times of the day, 7 days week. 1-24 hours Relatively easy to park. No big issues about parking. There is some spillover from the commercial area, but not so bad. I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT want to see metered street parking ANYWHERE in Emeryville. Anyone with real world experience in the Bay Area knows metered streets do not relieve parking congestion. It is simply a blunt revenue source for cities. There are parking garages and parking lots galore in Emeryville in the high density areas. 04/09/2018
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anonymous Live here. It can be extremely difficult to find parking during the day as businesses like Wood Windows Warehouse will park their delivery vans on the street near me to leave the spots in front of the store aopen for customers. People working in the area will park, leaving no spaces for residents to find parking if they run an errand in the mid-day. Whenever the Fratellanza Club is having events (which is 1-2 times a week) it can be impossible to find parking if you're not home by 5:30pm as people will park in Emeryville then walk up 66th Street to the club. I think resident parking stickers, while unsightly and unfortunate, would be a solution to the daytime parking issue. Unless they are enforced 24 hours a day, though, it won't help the overflow and congestion from the Fratellanza Club. Parking meters are just money generators for the city, and I don't think really address the issue. I would be very upset if,as a resident, if I had to pay to park in my own neighborhood! 04/09/2018
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anonymous Vehicles (delivery trucks, cabs/uber, motorists) parking in bike lanes on both sides of street is a consistent issue. Limited parking options for quick drop-off/pick-up and zero enforcement by PD are to blame. 12/30/2017
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anonymous Residents of multi-unit building with 'open-air' garage double park, blocking the sidewalk. This is very inconsiderate and dangerous for pedestrians and an ADA compliance issue. 12/30/2017
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anonymous Residents of multi-unit building with 'open-air' garage double park, blocking the sidewalk. This is very inconsiderate and dangerous for pedestrians and an ADA compliance issue. 12/30/2017
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anonymous On-street parking on 45th Street is very limited. Motorists frequently park in red zones (especially near San Pablo Ave) and block driveways. Parking restrictions are never enforced so vehicles rarely move; I've reported vehicles via the Emeryville app, but no action has been taken. Some residents own multiple vehicles (some non-working) and park them on the street, taking up spaces that are in high demand. As a result, visiting motorists park in ways that block driveways. Reports via Emeryville app about vehicles not adhering to parking limits are not addressed. 12/30/2017
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anonymous Work. Usually park M-Th from 5:45am to 4:30pm. Rarely have a problem finding convenient and free parking. Would be nice if individual spaces were marked because usually there is at least one car taking up 2 spots. Separately, there is a sign on the north side of 65th street that says no parking beyond a certain point but the location is several feet before the red curb starts. I’ve known several people who’ve been ticketed when past the sign but still before the red curb. Seems unfair since the sign is not clear. 12/07/2017
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anonymous Work. Usually park M-Th from 5:45am to 4:30pm. Rarely have a problem finding convenient and free parking. Would be nice if individual spaces were marked because usually there is at least one car taking up 2 spots. Separately, there is a sign on the north side of 65th street that says no parking beyond a certain point but the location is several feet before the red curb starts. I’ve known several people who’ve been ticketed when past the sign but still before the red curb. Seems unfair since the sign is not clear. 12/07/2017
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anonymous Work. Our company has a large internal parking lot, but it does fill up by late morning. Parking on the surrounding streets is usually easy until 9:30-10:00am, after which I need to go farther up Horton St. If meters are added, please have an all-day option, or a permit program for businesses/employees. 12/06/2017
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David Ford I park here at night to go running along the bay. I park here during the day when I visit my office. Typically park for 1-2 hours. Parking is easy to find. The main issue I have is the time limit when I park here for work. If there was a permit system I would get a permit using my office address. 11/17/2017
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anonymous I live on 63rd between Doyle & Vallejo and since the construction has stopped (11/14) on one of the parking garages, parking has gotten better. I expect when the transit center is complete parking will go back to normal since the construction workers have displaced all the usual parkers, not to mention the closing off of spaces to accommodate the construction. I can always find parking now. However, when the parking surveyors were here in October, while construction on both lots was being done, parking was quite difficult. Those October surveys are obsolete. I don't shop Bay Street because of the pay parking, even though I live so close. I don't mind workers parking here. We all can barely afford to live in the Bay Area and making all pay for permits and meters is just not right. The conspiracy theorist in me says that all these meters and permits are coming to fruition now in order to get people to use those newly built garages courtesy of the construction mafia. 11/15/2017
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anonymous I live in an older house with no off street parking. I generally park evenings and weekends, but when I do try to park during weekday work hours, the immediate neighborhood is parked up. There is usually some parking available farther from Hollis (e.g. between Vallejo and San Pablo). We have been experiencing car break-ins in the neighborhood, and I'd rather be able to park closer to home. I'd like to see residential parking permits, either low cost or with sliding scale for residents who can't afford them. Also temporary permits for visiting family/friends. 11/13/2017
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Christopher Schardt One thing that's very nice about Emeryville is that it DOESN'T have paid parking. One of the reasons I like to shop in Emeryville is that I DON'T have to have a handful of quarters or deal with one of those credit-card parking machines. PLEASE keep Emeryville relaxed and chill. Please do not set up paid parking in this sweet little city I call home. (Yes, I'm technically in Oakland but Emeryville is only 133' feet away.) Also, if Emeryville sets up parking meters up to the Oakland border, us borderline Oaklanders will see all our parking spaces vanish. 11/13/2017
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anonymous I live here and have deeded parking spaces in my garage. However, my guests, service people, etc are unable to find a spot during the workday hours. Parking is not a problem in the evenings and weekends, but time and time again people who are coming over call and say they cannot find parking on Sherwin, Park, Hubbard, Halleck or Horton. This will only get worse with the proposed development on the Sherwin Williams property, the giving up of spaces for bike share and the giving up the spaces for bump outs. I believe there must be enforced, time limited, fee parking so that this area does not continue to be free parking for those commuting to SF. 11/12/2017
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anonymous Home 11/10/2017
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anonymous Our business is located here. We park here between 6am and 4pm. Normally there is no issue with finding parking. Only occasional issue is abandoned/overnight vagrant parking and Food Truck parking, taking up space. 11/09/2017
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anonymous Home. We sometimes park on the street instead of the garage, or when we have visitors we instruct them to park on Doyle because our complex (Loop 22) does not have many visitor spots. We will park here for a few hours or occasionally overnight. It’s not that easy to find parking on Doyle during weekdays due to businesses. Weekends are much easier. I hope that these new changes will not add paid parking to this area as I would hate to have to pay for parking where I live! 11/09/2017
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anonymous I live here!!!! I park whenever I'm home, for as long as I'm home, and also when I've used other transportation to go somewhere. I'm not young, and have trouble walking any distance. It's not easy when workers down on Hollis use this street as their free parking space, often partly blocking driveways (It works for them, what else matters). While residential permit parking might help residents, I would prefer not to pay for the "privilege". Neighbors that I've talked to feel pretty much the same. Don't even think about meters on this street, it's residential - people live here, and need to park near their homes, not just to shop or commute. I notice that you've used a photo of our block for this site, and hope you're not considering us as a pilot for whatever you're proposing. 11/08/2017
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anonymous I work in Emeryville M-F and generally use street parking from 8AM-5PM. Finding parking on the street within a block of my job is typically pretty easy, though there are a number of vehicles that seem to be semi-permanently parked. Thinking of some buses and motorhomes that I see in the neighborhood. Putting meters on the street seems unnecessary if this is truly an effort to create more on-street parking. There isn't an abundance of retail in North Hollis that would demand high-turnover parking. Since there doesn't seem to be an actual demand for more parking, I hope this isn't just a roundabout taxation of the workers as a revenue generator for the city's general fund. 11/08/2017
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anonymous I work near here and park on the street when our work parking area fills up. Most days I ride my bike. I can usually find parking within a block from work when needed. Please do not install meters around this area as things seem to be fine as they are. Bike routes to the train pedestrian bridge on the west side(coming from the Powell Street Plaza Shopping Center) are not very clear or friendly to bikes. I have to cut through parking lots or service drives and the intersection of Powell St and Shellmound St is outright dangerous. 11/06/2017
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anonymous I park on the street at my home evenings and weekends and mostly walk around eville when I am home. It is always pretty easy to find parking when I need it. When I'm home during a weekday, my street does tend to fill up, but I can usually find a spot no problem within a block. A couple times a year, I see broken glass on the ground where someone has broken into a car, tho I know not to leave anything in the car, so have thankfully have not yet had my car broken into. The current parking situation on my street is fine as it is. I'm glad that there is ample parking all around so that it doesn't impact my street more than it does. My only complaint is that some of the people who park on the street during the weekdays throw their litter out on the curb/sidewalk, but since there's no parking policy I'm aware of that stops people from just being rude litterers, this is more of a vent than an expectation that the city will be able to stop this. 11/06/2017
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