San Francisco will become the first U.S. city to base its parking rates on driver demand citywide.
Beginning in mid-January, motorists who park in the city’s 30,200 metered spaces, or in its lots and garages, will be charged more during peak times and less when demand isn’t as high. Hourly rates will vary by time of day and block by block and be adjusted up or down four times a year, depending on actual use during the previous quarter.
SAN FRANCISCO -- "Local motorists had better keep a close eye on where they park. Hourly meter rates in San Francisco will soon range from $1.25 to $4 depending on the neighborhood and time of day."
“Moving Beyond the Automobile: The Right Price for Parking” by Streetfilms describes San Francisco’s new SFpark pilot program, an attempt to relieve parking congestion by varying meter and garage prices based on demand. The program’...
Los Angeles officials announced a new program today where parking prices at curbside and city lot meters in Downtown L.A. will rise and fall based on the demand for spaces. [ more › ]
Or if you want to look at it another way: San Francisco won a Sustainable Transport Award for the SFPark program's dynamic meter pricing and for replacing a citywide swath of parallel parking spaces with parklets. You know, dependin...