Have you ever wondered how valet parking services are able to accomplish the incredible task of storing everyone's car, especially when the event is held in a crowded residential neighborhood? I asked the head of a major California parking services company, who told me, "you don't want to know." Eventually we got around to the general proposition that CarHarbor has in store, and the resulting inventory of untapped spaces we hope to create. "We'll be one of your biggest customers," he said enthusiastically.
This exchange also made me think about some of the effects of scarce on-street parking on social life in residential neighborhoods in San Francisco. Who wants to throw a large dinner party when none of your guests can find a spot? Sure, you see the Pacific Heights crowd signing up small armies to secure attendees' rides, but how many people can spring for that kind of service? CarHarbor may well be the community solution to such a problem.