You’re on Holiday, But Parking Isn’t

The omnipresent forces of parking control are blind to the holidays, so, even though your four-day weekend has you in a haze of giddy glee, it’s business as usual for our friends at the SF Department of Parking and Traffic.

Parking enforcement officers hand out upwards of $250,000 worth of citations per day in San Francisco, and long weekends are traditionally an easy way to nab those still in a Thanksgiving fog. Out-of-town visitors, Black Friday bargain-hunters and the scores of folks who have the day off may easily make the pricey mistake of not paying meters or heeding time restrictions. Don’t let it be you!

For a list of what to look out for, read here.

  1. Since demand for parking is light in SF today, enforcing parking fines is clearly not to ease congestion, as it should be.

    But simply a blatant, punitive and confiscatory attempt to add to the city coffers from people enjoying the festivities.

    Maybe we motorists should go on strike and refuse to pay any parking fines? The city could not possibly enforce them if everyone refused.