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    Quote Originally Posted by DREW WILEY View Post
    Parking can be hell.
    I lived on lower Nob Hill. I used to usually walk or take a bus or cable car because I didn't want to lose my parking space!
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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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    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!
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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.


    Steve.

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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 rich815 View Post
    And if you don't curb your wheels like this you will get a ticket.
    Actually it is California vehicle code law.
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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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