I'm late to the doing-my-taxes game here, but I finaly am getting it done.
Digging through my finances, it seems I spent almost $300 last year on parking tickets. And that was just the first half of the year, when I was still living in the city.
Parking in the city SUCKS, bad.
But in the suburbs, lots of free parking, GOOD.
Mind you, I've probably spent a lot more this year on BART and busses getting back and forth to the city, but I bet it ain't no $300.
Plus I get fresh air, and safety, and QUIET. No way to put a price on those, but they're all very important to me.
Happy not to have to pay parking tickets, for sure.