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    Quote Originally Posted by DREW WILEY View Post
    Parking can be hell. Some parallel spaces are made deliberately short, so that anything the size of a delivery van will automatically get a ticket.
    Lots of the parking meters are electronically rigged, so that if you even move your vehicle within the allotted time, you will still get a ticket if
    it's within a radius of several blocks. SF reminds me of that old Boss Hogg TV town where they constantly moved a portable fire hydrant in front
    of cars to ticket them. Another point of caution - bicycle riders in SF can be not only rude but dangerous, and sometimes think they're exempt
    from basic rules of the road. So be cautious of them suddenly cutting in front of you etc. Avoid rush hour. And obviously, downtown and the
    conspicuous tourist areas are a lot more difficult than the residential areas or the beach. Chinatown can be hell to find parking in - best to
    use the garage. But this is largely just a matter of specific difficulties, where knots in traffic occur. A lot of the town is easy to get around in.
    Why am I not surprised?

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    Are you a boondocker? Let me know how it goes.

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    You could drive a boat down Market Street and no one would bat an eye!

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    There used to be a sign, "No trucks allowed", in china town. Also check on your insurance policy, make sure you're fully covered and up to date. And don't leave valuables in the vehicle!
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    When parking on a hill [READ: everywhere in San Francisco] turn the downhill side of the front wheel to the curb [The curb holds the vehicle from rolling.]. If there is not curb turn the downhill side of the front wheels away from the closest side of the road [If the vehicle were to roll downhill, it will roll off the road and not on to the roadway].

    This will work everywhere and is not restricted to San Francisco.
    And if you don't curb your wheels like this you will get a ticket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    When parking on a hill [READ: everywhere in San Francisco] turn the downhill side of the front wheel to the curb [The curb holds the vehicle from rolling.]. If there is not curb turn the downhill side of the front wheels away from the closest side of the road [If the vehicle were to roll downhill, it will roll off the road and not on to the roadway].

    This will work everywhere and is not restricted to San Francisco.
    This advice about turning the wheels towards the kerb is (or used to be) the advice in the UK's Highway Code (a book of rules and regulations for UK drivers.


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    SF parking tips for tourists:

    http://sfappeal.com/2010/07/i-recent...-in-wonderful/

    i.e., many neighborhoods you need a neighborhood permit sticker to park more than 2 hours...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Actually it is California vehicle code law.
    Maybe so but San Francisco's notorious for giving out those tickets very quickly. Probably due to way more cars per hilly street than most places!
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    Save your sanity (and fenders, side panels etc.). Park outside the city at any BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station and enjoy the ride. Wear your walking shoes and enjoy one of the few major cities in California where it is enjoyable to walk and everywhere you do, there is something to see. Make sure you go to the Buena Vista for an Irish Coffee; my favorite tourist stop!

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    I always enjoyed taking visitors down streets where the sidewalks are actually steps.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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