New 311 app feature allows users to report double-parkers

This is glorious.

On April 9, The City launched a new feature in the smartphone application that allows users to report double-parked cars with photos and request enforcement.

Double-parked cars blocking bike lanes and traffic lanes and cars blocking driveways or parked illegally on sidewalks are all fair game for the new tool, said Nancy Alfaro, director of 311. [...]

And when cyclist Dale Munroe used the 311 app to report a double-parked truck in a bike lane on Second and South Park streets, along with a photo, SFMTA parking enforcement officers closed the case in under an hour.

The app is here. I've used it a couple times in the past to report potholes, but now that they take reports of Uber and Lyft... existing... I expect to be using it multiple times a day.

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5 Responses:

  1. MattyJ says:

    Nice. I occasionally use my phone as an actual phone to report cars parked in motorcycle spots. They're usually pretty responsive.

  2. MrEricSir says:

    You can report cars parked on sidewalks as well, something SF's motorists are notorious for doing.

  3. Not Frank says:

    Sounds like this new feature might have already paid for its implementation.

  4. I asked on twitter whether the new report types work only in the app, or if we can now tweet them in too. The response was that they don't work in the app yet, which is obviously wrong. So no answer yet on whether we can tweet bike lane blockers. Maybe I'll just try some.

  5. Joe says:

    How long before they get spammed with doctored photos?

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