Townsend Street parking ample with meters in place

Rachel Gordon, Chronicle Staff Writer Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Where have all the cars gone?

That question comes to mind when surveying street parking on two blocks of Townsend Street south of Bryant Street. Curbside parking on those two blocks between Fifth and Seventh used to be at a premium, and now parking is plentiful. The area is just south of the Caltrain station and across from a bustling art school campus.

The difference: The once-free spaces are now metered.

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