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Weekend Of Triple-Threat Traffic Headaches Predicted For San Francisco

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Crowds @ Outside Lands 2012 (credit: Outside Lands)

Crowds @ Outside Lands 2012 (credit: Outside Lands)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)—With several major events happening in San Francisco this weekend, residents and visitors alike can expect to contend with congested traffic and little parking.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected for the Outside Lands Music Festival, Giants games and America’s Cup concerts and sailing. John Haley, head of MUNI, said that public transportation will be the way to go.

“Our advice to people is to come and enjoy themselves but to use public transit wherever they can,” he said.

MUNI will be running buses every five minutes to both Outside lands and Giants games from the Civic Center BART station.

Cars, however, are always in the mix, so drivers to Outside Lands might want to try ParkPlease, an online service that matches up people looking for a place to park with people who have a parking space – including garages or driveways – to rent nearby.

“Find the best parking space at the best price near the right location for them and go ahead and book it,” Charlie Ansanelli, of ParkPlease said. “I think it’s a great service—one that I really wanted when I was attending events and I always thought, ‘Why can’t I just park in that empty neighbors driveway; I wish there was a service for this.’ So we worked hard and created one.”

Traffic control officers, meanwhile, will be at busy intersections trying to keep the grids unlocked.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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