A CarHarbor advisor saw a post on Craigslist that says a lot about parking and car ownership in San Francisco. Under the heading, "Open House / Hayes Valley Home," was the following selling point: "CityCarShare with 3 cars at the lot next door."
CityCarShare is a San Francisco car-sharing cooperative making vehicles available to people on a per-use basis. Car-sharing is catching on for good reason. Just do the math on the total cost of vehicular ownership, then factor in the increasing availability of high quality, low cost wheels, and you can understand why many urbanites are looking into this alternative. Oh yeah; when you're done with your car, you don't have to worry about finding a parking space for it. Nice.