barfle wrote:However, I found parking in San Francisco to be far worse than driving, so I leave my car outside the city if I go there (which hasn't been for quite a while).
I drove a Mercury Marquis when I was out there, basically a battleship with tyres. The parking spaces, when you could find them, were sized with economy cars in mind. I presume the idea to force people into smaller cars by having no spaces large enough to park the large ones.
Oakland, Alameda, and the rest of the East side of the bay were better. Like you, I took the public transportation into Frisco when I went there.