How many parking spots are there in S.F?

Pity the intern who had this job.

San Francisco’s transportation agency just finished counting all of the city’s public parking spots — by hand, mostly.

The four-year effort, unveiled this week, tallied 275,450 street parking spaces citywide, for a grand total of 441,950 spots when you throw in parking garages and commercial lots.

While the number is a bit abstract — the transportation agency says the length of all street parking spots exceeds the length of California’s 840-mile coastline — city officials say the figures help them with planning. For example, knowing when to require a new office project to add a parking garage, or when and where to install parking meters.

FYI: Of the city’s 275,450 street spots, just 26,750 are metered… (more)

Considering that according to the information the SFMTA has, there are not nearly enough parking spots for all the cars. So, what will they do with that info they just spent who know how much to gather?

Us it to prove they need more parking meters when the citizens want more parking garages.