joayne wrote in post #18565972
So Tim.. Is taking a commuter ferry more economical that using a car in SF..
I've never needed a car in SF except to get into and out of the city. No place to park and traffic is difficult.
I suppose it is much easier to leave the car outside the city.
Nice shots of the city. There seems to be a lot of construction going on. And, I love the park idea!!
Looking forward to some open fields!
Thanks. Yes, there is a great deal of construction going on. The little parks are great, some are actually on rooftops! The builders have been very creative in meeting the San Francisco small park requirement
Whether or not the ferry is more economical depends on where you're going in San Francisco. It's a no-brainer if you're going to the Financial District, the Embarcadero, or AT&T Park for a Giants game. The ferry from Larkspur to SF costs me $11.50 round trip. My Clipper card works on all public transit in the City. Driving in, the Golden Gate Bridge toll costs $6.75 if I use my electronic Fastrack. The last time I drove down to SFMOMA the parking for 7 hours cost me $18. Plus gas and the aggravation of driving in San Francisco.
On the other hand, if my destination is Golden Gate Park, the De Young Museum, the Presidio, Fort Mason, or Ocean Beach, I generally take my car because these destinations are closer to the GG Bridge and don't require a cross town drive.
The Ferry is worthless for going to SF for an evening out because the last ferry is at 9:35pm. It's much too early to take in dinner and a show which generally are over after 10pm or later.
Like I said...it depends.