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This Map Takes All the Guesswork Out of Confusing Street Parking Rules

Whether you need a free spot for two hours or a paid spot for the whole day, Coord’s color-coded map will tell you where to look.
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Parking in San Francisco is a nightmare. Not only is parking scarce, but the rules that govern the city’s curbs can be baffling, changing by hour and by the day. One study estimated that the average driver there spends as much as 83 hours a year circling the streets to find an open spot, further worsening the city’s already hectic congestion problem.

Fortunately, San Francisco drivers can find some relief in a new Curb Explorer tool from Coord, a company backed by Sidewalk Labs that is on a mission to make urban streets easier to navigate. The latest project is to “code the curb,” as Coord CEO Stephen Smyth described it in a post on Medium.