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Parking Quiz Answer: No More Free Parking For City Employees

Just before lunch we asked you to try not to get upset contemplating how many freebies city employees get. Think you know the answer?

Last year, how many FREE parking spaces did SFMTA have reserved for SFMTA employees?

A) 0
B) 10
C) 100
D) 500
E) 1000

Parking Quiz: Free Parking For City Employees

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.

For this sunny-Friday parking quiz, we just hope you don't get too angry thinking about how many freebies city employees get....

Last year, how many free parking spaces did SFMTA have reserved for SFMTA employees?

Parking Tips: Dealing With Parking Hogs, Plus Win A Copy Of "Finding The Sweet Spot"!

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.

Tell us your most harrowing, stressful, and funny parking story in the comments for a chance to win a copy of the parking bible, Finding The Sweet Spot!

I went to work last week on one of those super rainy days, I had my mojo working…plenty of good parking karma in the account…and just knew that I was going to find an empty parking spot right in front of my destination.  I turned the corner of the last block, looked up ahead, saw an empty space, pulled closer and saw…..one car hogging up two parking spots.  How disheartening.

Parking Quiz Answer: SF Streets Are Second Worst In The Nation

Right before lunch, we challenged you to rate SF's road conditions. Get ready for the answer, a bonus question, and everything you've ever wanted to know about potholes, but were afraid to ask. This is good reading for a rainy day!

What percentage of the streets of San Francisco are officially in "poor condition"?

A) 3% 
B) 27%
C) 33%
D) 61%
E) 100%

Parking Quiz: How Bad Are SF's Road Conditions?

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.

As any driver in this city knows, our roads definitely need help sometimes.  Potholes, Muni train tracks, and steep hills all contribute to hazardous conditions every day, and this hard rain isn't making things easier.

What percentage of the streets of San Francisco are officially in "poor condition"?

Parking Quiz Answer! Getting Around Construction Signs

Just before lunch on this beautiful day, we asked you to decode a confusing construction zone sign––the type you see around town next to many parking spots. So, are they available or not? Here's how to tell:

Can you park in front of this sign?
 

A) No way.  That’s why it’s all like orange and red.
 
B) Totally, if there isn’t any construction going on it means that it’s okay.
 
C) I’m not sure, it’s one of those construction zone thingies and I don’t 
know what all the rules are with those things.  I don’t want to get towed.
 
D) Yes, but only if it is not within the enforceable dates and/or times posted.
 
E) None of the above all of the time.
 
F) All of the above some of the time.

Parking Quiz: Confusing Construction Zone Signs

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.

Sometimes you think you've found the perfect parking space....until you spot the construction signs plastered everywhere. There so much writing scribbled on them, how do you make sense of them? Take this Friday quiz!

Parking Quiz: How Much Does San Francisco Make From Parking Per Minute?

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.

Everyone knows the government makes a ton more money than you could ever dream of having. But just how much does San Francisco make off parking every minute?

Parking Tips: The Snowy Streets of San Francisco

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.

With snow in the forecast this weekend, I thought it would be a good time to give a brush up tutorial on how to properly curb your wheels. Last year, there were 59,533 citations given out for uncurbed wheels or for wheels not curbed properly. On our hilly streets, it's a good idea to habitually curb your wheels, not just when parked on a hill, and not just when snow is in the forecast, but whenever you park.

Parking Quiz Answer: DPT Officers Per Square Mile

Our parking god David LaBua, author of Finding the Sweet Spot, gave us a parking quiz for you to marinate over during lunch on the number of DPT officers per square in San Francisco, because really, doesn't it feel like they are hiding behind every tree and corner, waiting to pounce? The surprising answer is revealed below.

How many parking officers are there per square mile in SF?

A) 6

B) 16

C) 106

D) 1600

E) 16000

Answer:

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