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Old 06-29-2011, 04:29 AM
 
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Please help!
I need to understand how much time it takes to travel in the ordinary work day morning (8-9am) from

430 Davis Ct. San Francisco, CA 94111

to

1250 Quintara St., San Francisco, CA 94116.

I wanna know how it is difficult to carry a child to school from downtown of SF to Sunset district.

Thanks!
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:12 AM
 
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maps.google.com is your friend. how will you be traveling?
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:37 PM
 
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Well, that would be the opposite of the usual commute direction, so you could probably drive it in about 30 minutes, using Pine Street or Market Street as your main ways to get halfway across town.

If you're taking the bus, you can look on www.511.org and plug in your starting and ending destinations and the approximate time of travel. That will give you ideas for what buses or streetcars you would need to take, and their schedules -- including an idea of how long it would take door-to-door.
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:29 AM
 
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We will travel by car.

I never was in SF. So I imagine it like a city with very narrow roads and no places to park. Any traffic accident can lead to endless traffic jams. Am I right?

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Old 06-30-2011, 02:15 PM
 
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Well, not exactly. There are plenty of large/wide streets, many with multiple lanes. Also, there are one-directional streets that are designed to help the traffic flow. Once you get here you'll learn the quickest streets for getting around at different times of day. Take a few cab rides -- the cabbies generally know the quickest routes across town at any given time.

Parking is bad. There's no way around that! It's also expensive. Metered parking just keeps getting costlier, but it's cheaper to pay the meter than to pay for parking tickets. Unfortunately one way SF is trying to solve its budget deficit by hiking the fees for parking tickets (and everything else). Grrr.

But the good news is that you'd rarely be stopped cold by a traffic accident. Yes, traffic would slow at the scene, but if that happens ahead of you you can simply take the next turn and head to your destination using alternate streets.

I hope that helps!
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:17 PM
 
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Yep use google maps, it tells you to go down California to Highway 1 which runs down Park Presidio then down through 19th avenue to Quintara. You could also try Geary which is a fairly wide street and moves pretty fast. Hwy 1 is a major street too and should move pretty well.

If you are looking at living permanently on Davis and your kid is going to school way on the other side of the city, I would live somewhere closer to the school if you can.
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:24 PM
 
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Never been to San Fran but wondering what traffic is like out there as I will be out here for business for the next 3 months. Is it anything like Minneapolis, MN where normal congested traffic is from 6-9am and 3-6pm. After looking at a map it seems like there's just a ton of people out there densely packed between the Bay to the east and mountains to the West which makes me believe that heavy traffic could be an all day thing out there.
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:25 PM
 
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Please help!
I need to understand how much time it takes to travel in the ordinary work day morning (8-9am) from

430 Davis Ct. San Francisco, CA 94111

to

1250 Quintara St., San Francisco, CA 94116.

I wanna know how it is difficult to carry a child to school from downtown of SF to Sunset district.

Thanks!

If you want to drive, I think the best route would be...

1. 19th Ave - RIGHT TURN on Balboa St (which turns into Turk Blvd)

2. Turk Blvd - LEFT TURN on Masonic Ave

3. Masonic Ave - RIGHT TURN on Bush St (I used to drive this road when I lived near that area because if you go around 40 mph, you will hit every green light until you reach Van Ness Ave)

4. Bush St - LEFT TURN on Kearny St

5. Kearny St - RIGHT TURN on Jackson St (arrive at destination)

...the key here is Bush St, it will take you straight to downtown and I never experienced traffic even during commute times on this road.

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If you decide to take public transportation in the future, you could walk to MUNI Metro (Light Rail) #L. I prefer Metro over any other method of public transportation. It looks newer, feels cleaner etc.

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The speed limit is slow throughout the city, so major accidents are rare (from my experience anyways). If there is an accident, the streets are like a grid, so you can easily take an alternate road.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:07 AM
 
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Please help!
I need to understand how much time it takes to travel in the ordinary work day morning (8-9am) from

430 Davis Ct. San Francisco, CA 94111

to

1250 Quintara St., San Francisco, CA 94116.

I wanna know how it is difficult to carry a child to school from downtown of SF to Sunset district.

Thanks!
It seems especially unwise to post your address on the internet, especially when mentioning a child.
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:58 PM
 
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Never been to San Fran but wondering what traffic is like out there as I will be out here for business for the next 3 months. Is it anything like Minneapolis, MN where normal congested traffic is from 6-9am and 3-6pm. After looking at a map it seems like there's just a ton of people out there densely packed between the Bay to the east and mountains to the West which makes me believe that heavy traffic could be an all day thing out there.
Traffic is mainly rush hour.
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