The parking madness continues! It seems that San Francisco has been granted some funds by the Department of Transportation to work on a sensor-based project where empty parking spots will show up on a Web map or database that's accessible via mobile devices.
Any tool to help us find parking is swell, but it's a little incredulous that MUNI's director seems to be suggesting that reading your PDA while driving is a good idea. People looking for parking are mean, stressed, and/or inconsiderate enough— add a little screen to the mix, we're talking potential disaster. But breath easy for now: bikers, pedestrians, and other drivers won't need to develop eyes in the back of their heads for several years, when it's thought that the program will finally be up and running.
Photo courtesy Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture