San Francisco Residents - HELP

27 Apr 2007 - 7:53pm
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Krispian Emert
2007

Hello all. I'm attending a usability course in San Francisco on May 8.

http://www.usableproducts.com/training/index.shtml

The course ends at 5 and I hope to catch a 6:30 flight to Seattle. Any
residents of San Francisco know if I can make this? What's rush hour traffic
like in San Fran. If I took a cab from the St Francis hotel downtown to SFO,
could I do it in less than an hour?

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27 Apr 2007 - 8:01pm
Nathan Moody
2004

You can model this yourself by going to http://www.511.org/ and
selecting Traffic> 511 Driving Times (text) any weekday at 5pm PDT.

Right now (1 hr. pas your intended end time of 5pm) it appears that
from most city streets it will take you about 20-30 minutes to get to
SFO. This is based on our current conditions today with no accidents
or incidents between here and the airport.

In my opinion, there's a good chance you'll make it but you'll be
cutting it close if traffic gets snarled.

Hope this helps,
-Nathan

On Apr 27, 2007, at 5:53 PM, Krispian Emert wrote:

> Hello all. I'm attending a usability course in San Francisco on May 8.
>
> http://www.usableproducts.com/training/index.shtml
>
> The course ends at 5 and I hope to catch a 6:30 flight to Seattle. Any
> residents of San Francisco know if I can make this? What's rush
> hour traffic
> like in San Fran. If I took a cab from the St Francis hotel
> downtown to SFO,
> could I do it in less than an hour?
>
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27 Apr 2007 - 10:01pm
Jeffrey D. Gimzek
2007

Also, a shared cab will put you in the car pool lane.

jd

On Apr 27, 2007, at 6:01 PM, Nathan Moody wrote:

> You can model this yourself by going to http://www.511.org/ and
> selecting Traffic> 511 Driving Times (text) any weekday at 5pm PDT.
>
> Right now (1 hr. pas your intended end time of 5pm) it appears that
> from most city streets it will take you about 20-30 minutes to get to
> SFO. This is based on our current conditions today with no accidents
> or incidents between here and the airport.
>
> In my opinion, there's a good chance you'll make it but you'll be
> cutting it close if traffic gets snarled.
>
> Hope this helps,
> -Nathan
>
>
> On Apr 27, 2007, at 5:53 PM, Krispian Emert wrote:
>
>> Hello all. I'm attending a usability course in San Francisco on
>> May 8.
>>
>> http://www.usableproducts.com/training/index.shtml
>>
>> The course ends at 5 and I hope to catch a 6:30 flight to Seattle.
>> Any
>> residents of San Francisco know if I can make this? What's rush
>> hour traffic
>> like in San Fran. If I took a cab from the St Francis hotel
>> downtown to SFO,
>> could I do it in less than an hour?

--

Jeffrey D. Gimzek
Digital Experience Creative

www.jdgimzek.com
thundercougarfalconbird.blogspot.com

28 Apr 2007 - 5:01pm
cfmdesigns
2004

You won't make it.

In ideal traffic, you're going to be 30 minutes from the airport
(including in-city driving getting to the freeway), and rush hour is
anything but "ideal". Then you have to go through the ticket line,
and go through the security line; figure a minimum of another 30
minutes (depending on which airline and terminal; SFO is a United
hub, so it can be worse on that airline).

So you *might* make it, if indeed you exit the course right at 5:00
and jump right into a cab, face nothing but speed limit traffic, and
have a max wait of 10 minutes in each line, and you don't have to
walk to the far end of the concourse. But you're talking a lot of luck.

There's a reason they say to arrive two hours early; you're betting
on being able to arrive less than one hour early.

-- Jim

On Apr 27, 2007, at 5:53 PM, Krispian Emert wrote:

> Hello all. I'm attending a usability course in San Francisco on May 8.
>
> http://www.usableproducts.com/training/index.shtml
>
> The course ends at 5 and I hope to catch a 6:30 flight to Seattle. Any
> residents of San Francisco know if I can make this? What's rush
> hour traffic
> like in San Fran. If I took a cab from the St Francis hotel
> downtown to SFO,
> could I do it in less than an hour?

28 Apr 2007 - 11:00pm
arielv
2007

Ex-SFO resident here (left in 2003, now live in my hometown of Seattle):
Consider taking BART to avoid the whole traffic question altogether. Yes, a
cab might be slightly faster than the train if traffic is light. But it
also might take longer if the traffic's nasty.

BART takes about 30 mins from downtown SF to SFO, if I remember correctly.
You can use the trip planner at the site: http://www.bart.gov/index.asp

Enjoy SF!

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Hello all. I'm attending a usability course in San Francisco on May 8.

http://www.usableproducts.com/training/index.shtml

The course ends at 5 and I hope to catch a 6:30 flight to Seattle. Any
residents of San Francisco know if I can make this? What's rush hour traffic
like in San Fran. If I took a cab from the St Francis hotel downtown to SFO,
could I do it in less than an hour?

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