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Labor Day Parking Quiz Answers!

 

We tested your street smarts IQ earlier today with a pop quiz on Labor Day Parking rules.  How'd ya do? The answer, from local parking guru David LaBua (author of Finding the Sweet Spot), is below.

Q: Are the parking rules in effect on the streets of San Francisco for Labor Day?

A) The Banks are closed, and the post office is closed, so of
course, parking restrictions are not in effect. 
 
B) Labor Day Schmabor Day.  A lot of people have to work, including me. It’s not like the old days, when a holiday was a holiday, so of course the parking restrictions are in effect.
 
C) I have no idea, but I can’t afford getting a $63 ticket, or getting towed, so I’m following all of the rules.
 
D) The DPT parking officers are government employees, so they don’t have to work. So who cares, there won’t be anyone working to enforce the rules.   Duh.
 
E) Some of the rules are in effect, and some of them aren’t but there is no way of knowing this, so it’s a crap shoot.

F) None of the above 

Answer: 

F) None of the above.

Yes, the banks and post office will be closed, and most people get the day off.  But, holidays are workdays for many DPT officers.  And with those officers knowing the rules and most drivers not knowing the rules, it’s like shooting fish in a barrel for them…another half a million dollar day!  So here is how to avoid getting a ticket on Labor Day.
 
LABOR DAY
Monday September 6, 2010
SF Parking Enforcement Schedule:
 
What Is Not Enforced on Labor Day 2010:
-Commuter Tow-Away Zones (ex. No Parking 3 p.m -7 p.m Commuter Lane)
-Residential Permit Zones
-M-F Daytime Street Sweeping (ex. Street Sweeping Tuesdays 8 a.m.-10 a.m.)
 
What Is Enforced on Labor Day 2010
-7 Day Street Sweeping (ex. Street Sweeping 12:00 a.m. Every Day)
-All Parking Meters
 
Seems pretty straight forward, but there are two places where it’s easy to make an expensive mistake.
 
1) 7-day street sweeping always occurs at night and the sign will say “7
    Days”, or “Every Day”. If you are out on Sunday night, remember that at
    12:00 a.m., it becomes Monday. So take a minute to think about this when
    you park.
 
2) Commuter lanes such as the one along the Embarcadero, are not enforced
     as usual on Monday. But remember, the meters are.
 
For a printable 2010 Holiday Parking Enforcement Schedule for you to keep in your glove compartment click here.

For links to many other SF parking and transportation resources click here