Publshed Thursday, October 31, 2002, in the San Francisco Chronicle
Is 17 a prime number? You bet. Consider these 17 meterless poles at
Ninth Avenue and Clement Street. Park by one and you're in prime San
Francisco real estate: a free space and no time limit. But otherwise,
you might feel like the odds and the parking gods are against you.
The city says Ninth and Clement can wait -- it's installing
electronic meters all over town and argues that nonfunctioning meters
are everywhere. But 17 at one intersection?
-- Status: They're due to get meters in November.
-- Person to contact: Fred Hamdun, director of the Department of
Parking and Traffic, (415) 554-9811; <fred_hamdun@...
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