Christmas Eve & Day Parking Tips
The Night Before Christmas:
Humbug...business as usual. Everything is enforced on Christmas Eve.
What Will Not Be Enforced On Christmas Day:
M-F Daytime Street Sweeping
Parking Meters (Caution: Meters WILL BE ENFORCED at Meters on SF Port Property*)
What Will Be Enforced On Christmas Day:
Port of San Francisco Parking Meters are enforced 365 days a year**
White Curbs (Only during business hours)
Yellow Curbs (Only if the sign says "On Sundays")
Night-Time 7 Day Street Sweeping (Such as on Market St.)***
Other violations such as parking on the sidewalk, fire hydrants, driveways, etc.
THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS:
The day after Christmas (otherwise known as Monday) may feel like a holiday, you might still be feeling jolly, or you may be out looking for holiday deals at Macy's, but remember: It is not a holiday. It will be just like any other Monday in the eyes of the parking police. The usual $250,000 worth of parking tickets will be issued, and 300 cars will be towed. Remember to take a breath, look up and down the street for 100 feet for any enforceable sign, and enjoy your holiday.
*To see where in the name of Kris H. Kringle Port of San Francisco Meters are, click here.
**366 During Leap Year
***SFMTA gives conflicting info about this. They say that 7-Day Street Sweeping will not be enforced, and they also say that it will be enforced if it is at "night time, such as on Market Street". What if it is at 12:01 am or between 2 am and 4 am, as when most "night-time" street sweeping happens? Is that "night-time"? It's technically morning. Maybe they mean if it's dark? I think there is a lot of room for contesting this ticket if you know anybody who gets one. SF parking enforcement is beginning to sound like T.e.g.w.a.r (the exciting game without any rules).
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