The beginning of the new year will bring some changes to the streets of San Francisco – and you’ll need some change to deal with the changes.
Merchants and shoppers in the City of Oakland are receiving a holiday gift: free parking on Saturdays. It’s something of a gift for the merchants, too: business owners hope it will allow them to compete with the malls and big box stores during the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping season.
There is good and bad to parking in Palo Alto. The good is that street parking is free almost anywhere you go; the bad is the shrinking availability of parking spaces around town.
Oakland officials are hoping the move will bring in more holiday shoppers during this busy season.
The lure of free parking in downtown San Jose has proved to be an irresistible prospect. Dozens of companies made the move as a result of the city’s lucrative incentive.