San Francisco Ranks 3rd in ‘parking pain’

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San Francisco Parking. American’s are so afraid of getting slapped with a parking ticket, they tend to overestimate how long they’ll need to park and wind up overcharging themselves.

Parking woes can take a toll on more than just drivers’ wallets. 60 percent of Americans surveyed said finding a parking space stressed them out. More than 40 percent had missed an appointment due to lack of parking. Nearly a quarter said they’d actually experienced parking road-rage.

As San Francisco was recently ranked as the absolute worst city in the country for drivers, with San Franciscans paying an average of $12 for every two hours of parking, it almost feels like our lives are slipping away while we’re hunting for parking spaces.

Read more about San Francisco’s parking pain here.

How Much It Costs To Look For Parking

Hunting for Parking costs us how much each year?!

Searching for parking costs Americans $73 billion per year, according to a new study from Inrix Research.

This study also revealed some other interesting facts. American drivers add an average of 13 extra hours to meters each year to avoid tickets.

Across the top 10 urban cities in the US, that amounts to more than $20 billion spent to stay away from legal troubles. NYC and LA also have the highest number of tickets per driver per year, so clearly that strategy isn’t working as well as one might hope.

Read more about the analysis here.

Levi’s Stadium

ATT Park

The Levi’s Stadium is a football stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Levi’s Stadium contains 68 luxury suites, 5,200 club seats on the club level, and an additional 1,500 club seats at the field level behind home plate. It serves at a home to the San Francisco 49ers. It was originally designed with a capacity of 42,000.

There are also multiple parking garages accessible to cars, motorcycles, RVs within walking distance. These garages can be found by clicking here.

For visitors requiring mobility assistance, Levi’s Stadium provides shuttle buses and also wheelchair services at nearby lots. For more information, visit here.

AT&T Park

ATT Park

ATT Park is a baseball park located in San Francisco, California and is home to the San Francisco Giants.

ATT Park provides on-site parking lots for cars, motorcycles, and also oversized vehicles. Since 2000, it has served as the home of the San Francisco Giants, the city’s Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise. The stadium has hosted numerous important events and concerts and will also host the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018.

Two off-site parking garages are also located within walking distance on 153 Townsend St., 250 King St., and 920 3rd St.

For visitors in need of accessible parking, ATT Park provides free shuttle services at all of their parking lots. More information can be found here.


Oracle Arena

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Oracle Arena is a stadium in Oakland and is home to the Golden State Warriors.

The Oracle Arena opened in 1966 and is the oldest arena in the NBA. Today, the arena seats 19,500 fans for basketball games. It hosted the 2015, 2016 and 2017 NBA Finals, where the Warriors won in 2015 and also in 2017. The Arena has also been home to numerous popular events and concerts. The Grateful Dead have played more times at Oracle Arena (66) than any other stadium across the nation.

Although the Warriors announced their intention to build a new arena in the San Francisco bay area in early 2013, their plan was met with opposition due to parking, environmental, and traffic concerns.

For Golden State Warriors home games, the parking lot opens 2 hours prior to start time. The typical rate is $25-35 for a standard 2-hour parking spot. On 7000 Coliseum Way #1 or 82 98th Ave, there is additional parking.

Motorcycles and handicap accessible parking/services are also available at Oracle Arena on-site parking lots.


Golden Gate Bridge

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The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the strait between the bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Parking can be found in either the Northeast or Southeast visitor lots. The Southeast lot is metered with parking for cars, buses, and accessible parking for handicapped visitors.

The Southeast lot features a café, gift shop, gardens, and also scenic vistas.

The Northeast visitor lot is also free of charge (with a 4 hour parking limit).

Restrooms are the only amenity at this visitor’s lot.

For more information visit here.