Finding the Sweet Spot
Well, it’s the Friday before a holiday weekend, the weather is getting nice and warm, and you are reading 7x7.com instead of getting those spreadsheets finished.
Dear Parking Guru,
I cannot believe it. Really, I can’t. I got towed today. TWICE! I researched the web to see if I have any recourse, and in the process discovered you and your plethora of information about parking, but nothing about my situation, so I am now writing, hoping you can help.
I'm so glad to have found you. Bought your book, read it. Learned a lifetime’s worth from it. Downloaded VoicePark and can’t wait until the pilot project is over and it expands citywide. I now feel like I’m fully equipped to navigate the world of parking.
When I parked a few weeks ago you would have been proud of me. I read the signs applicable to my car, I checked the curb, and I read the restrictions of the meter at which I was parked. Then I used PaybyPhone to pay.
Here is my situation.
With another BART strike looming, BART’s contingency plan is to offer limited bus service during the peak commute periods for its 365,565 regular weekday passengers. This service has the capability to serve 4,000 passengers each day. So that should take care of it.
Dear Parking Guru,
I just received a ticket for a street-sweeping sign that was way up the street from where I parked. I went to the library that day and found your book. In it, you say that, “The 100 foot law states that...each restrictive parking sign's enforcement zone extends for 100 feet in each direction, or up to the nearest cross-street, whichever is less. The only reasonable argument I can see for having a parking ticket dismissed would be that there is no sign posted anywhere in the City that warns us of this.” Where is this law 100-foot law written?
With this week’s BART strike, everything involving cars and car-related revenue has increased: Casual and formal carpool usage has increased; bridge toll revenue has increased; rental car revenue has increased; parking garage revenue has increased; parking meter revenue has increased; and with more drivers, (many unfamiliar with the ins and outs of City parking) and fewer spots available, parking ticket revenue and towed car revenue have increased.
While doing my morning number crunching and parking efficiency algorithmic warm-up exercises, I came upon a staggering statistic about parking.