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Discussion: Parking in Oakland

in: acjospe; acjospe > 2016-06-20

Jun 21, 2016 2:18 AM # 
The parking isn't $25 per hour, it's just that your helpful people don't realize you'd be happy to hike a couple of blocks to save money.

A friend of mine always parked on Rockridge Blvd (off Broadway) in Oakland and then took BART in from there. That would be fine, you shouldn't have trouble finding parking, your car shouldn't get broken into, and it's two stops on a (VERY crowded) BART train with 15 minute headways to your office.

Alternatively, there's free parking on Fallon Street southwest of I-880. Then you'd take a very pleasant walk around the lake to your office. Just don't leave anything remotely desirable visible in your car.

Other thoughts.

- If you register your rental car's license plate with FasTrak then you can use the toll tag lanes on all bridges without a toll tag. Money will just be automagically deducted from your credit card.

- If you want to run on the Berkeley campus map in the morning, take BART from San Francisco to Downtown Berkeley, and then from Downtown Berkeley to Oakland 19th Street. No parking required. At Berkeley, it may be worth waiting for a "Fremont" train because that will be less crowded.

- Parking at BART stations is free after 3pm, but you can't leave your car there overnight and the downtown Oakland/SF/Berkeley BART stations don't have parking. Before that, it's $3 per day and you still have to arrive at the crack of dawn to get a space.

- The I-980 exits turn into parking lots at about 8:30am, so you may want to allow ten or twenty minutes for traffic, depending on where and when you want to run.
Jun 21, 2016 1:04 PM # 
Ooh, squib this is super helpful. Thank you!
Jun 26, 2016 5:34 PM # 
What did you expect? sgb:SFBay :: ari-o:boston
Jun 27, 2016 5:45 AM # 
Except peanut butter.

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