Why Owning a Car in SF Doesn't Make Sense
December 14, 2010
The Mysterious Concrete Slabs:The way San Francisco was designed, houses are squished together on steep hills, with a little piece of concrete slab in between them; it’s just too small to fit a normal sized car or not block someone’s driveway.Tickets and tolls: Here are some fun Parking ticket stats from the Parkzing blog from last year in San Francisco:
- 1,706,510 tickets issued to 708,162 different license plates.
- Grand total: $103,639,392.
- 407,295 cars received only 1 ticket.
- Most expensive ticket: $650 for parking in a disabled spot.
- Most ticketed car: 398 tickets totalling $26,363.
- Most ticketed make: Toyota.
- Most ticketed day: Tuesday.
- Most tickted date: January 2 (8299 tickets). [Jan 2nd fell on a Friday in 2009]
- Least ticketed date: December 25 (111 tickets).
- Most ticketed hour: Noon hour (by almost 70%!).
- Most-issued ticket: T37C (Street cleaning) for $27,784,243 in fines.