San Francisco Treat
Mason & Jackson St
San Francisco, CA 94115
+1 415 673 6864 / + 1 510 817 1717 (or 511 in the Bay Area)
Fax: +1 415 923 6166
One of the most admired San Francisco images is the revered cable car gliding up and down the city streets. Back in the late nineteenth century, before the cable system was in place, horse-drawn carts and carriages were the prominent means of transportation around the city. This was a dangerous means of transport, however, as navigating the slick cobblestones of San Francisco's famous hilly streets often resulted in terrible accidents when horses slipped on the wet stones. An Englishman, Andrew Smith Hallidie, developed a new pulley system that used wire rope to pull cars on tracks up and down the streets. The Cable Cars quickly became a popular means of transportation, and today they are still widely used. There are three routes in the city: Powell- Hyde, Powell-Mason, and California Street.
Notes: This is a form of transportation!
Parking Availability: Limited
Notes: Parking varies by cable car locations.
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