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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 Answer: SF Makes How Much On Parking Every Minute?

Just before lunch, we asked you to ponder the riches this city rakes in every moment of the day off of parking. Get ready to feel bad about your yearly wages, because the answer is about to be revealed. . .

How much money does the city of SF make from parking fines per minute?

A)
B) 60¢
C) $6
D) $60
E) $600

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:

Parking Quiz: How Many DPT Officers Per Square Mile in SF?

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.

Doesn't it seem like DPT officers are absolutely everywhere, all the time? How do they do it? Take this quiz and check back after lunch for the brutal truth to be revealed.

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

Parking Quiz Answer: SF Cars vs. Parking Spaces. Who Wins?

Just before lunch, parking maniac David LaBua, author of Finding the Sweet Spot, asked you who would win in a fight: the number of cars in SF vs. the number of parking spaces?


The number of street parking spaces (including meters) in SF


or.......


The number of registered cars in San Francisco?
 
 
Says David: The most recent public data I obtained shows that there are:

Parking Quiz: Parking Spaces vs. Cars in SF

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.

A short one for you this gorgeous Friday, asking Which is Greater?
 
The number of street parking spaces (including meters) in SF


or......

Parking Quiz Answer: How to Decode Confusing Colored Curbs

Just before lunch, David LaBua of Finding the Sweet Spot fame quizzed you on how many of those darn colored curbs (that usually mean a ticket or two) there are in this city. Find out here how to decode them & outsmart the DPT once and for all.

How many restrictive curbs are there in SF? Put these curbs in order from most to least.

A) Green Zones
B) Blue Zones
C) White Zones
D) Yellow Zones
E) Taxi Zones

Answer:

Three San Francisco Parking Scams

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.

"There's a sucker born every minute" is a phrase often credited to P. T. Barnum (1810–1891). And I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you may have been part of a parking ticket scam without even knowing it.  Perhaps more than once.

According to my sources at the DPT and the SFMTA, there are three different scams going on in SF using parking as their base of operation.

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