In a post yesterday, we reposted an article from 7×7 Magazine, discussing the City-designated ‘worst street in San Francisco.’ (posting reprinted below.)
However then intrepid Glen Park News photographer Michael Waldstein went out to actually look at the street, and he found that Roanoake Street at Arlington is actually a fine street, except for the little tag-end that runs up against the San Jose St. cut, and which is just used for parking. So things are perhaps not as horrible as they might have seemed over off Arlington – unless you’re trying to park your car there
From the magazine 7×7
It’s no secret that parking in the city is a bitch. So we’ve enlisted local parking guru and author of Finding the Sweet Spot, David LaBua, to dish out weekly tips on navigating the ins and outs of city parking.
In San Francisco, Mayor Ed Lee has proposed a $248 million bond to pay for road repairs. A national travel research group, estimates that for the average driver, roads that are in poor condition add $335 annually to typical vehicle operating costs. In San Francisco, the high concentration of poor roads adds an average of $705 to the maintenance of each vehicle.
The SF Department of Public Works stated that this year’s winner of the SFSIWC Award (San Francisco Street in Worst Condition) is…….Roanoke Street at Arlington, on the southern edge of the city with a quality-index score of just 5 (a newly paved street is scored at 100). And, the runners up according to the Bay Citizen are Alameda Street between Utah Street and Potrero Avenue, with a score of 16, and Sansome Street between Lombard and Chestnut streets, with a score of 17.