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San Francisco Considers Citywide Demand-Based Parking

San Francisco could become the first U.S. city to use demand-based parking rates citywide.

December 4, 2017 - SFGate

San Francisco Initiative a Setback for Progressive Parking Policy

San Francisco's voters are continuing their trend of deciding complex and difficult planning issues at the ballot box. Last time it was height restrictions—this time it's parking.

September 12, 2014 - SF Streetsblog

SFPark Releases Data on Two-Year Pilot Phase

The SFPark two-year pilot has concluded, and the city recently released comprehensive data that make a good case for its success in almost every possible metric of parking management. Now can the city expand the program?

June 24, 2014 - S.F. Streetsblog

Study Details SFpark's Surprising Results

The preliminary results are in for America's most ambitious experiment in demand-based parking pricing. Among the surprises: the average price at the spaces participating in San Francisco's pioneering program actually declined by 1 percent.

August 10, 2013 - SF.Streetsblog

How Smart Is Smart Parking - And For Whom?

Parking enforcers, not motorists in search of available parking, may be the main beneficiaries of 'smart parking' technology as they have the ability to immediately spot parking spaces where vehicles have overstayed their time limits and by how long.

December 26, 2012 - The New York Times - Business Day - Technology

Motorists Save With Efficient Parking Pricing

Contrary to many motorists' fears, San Francisco's demand-based parking pricing has reduced overall average hourly rates and ticket citations.

December 19, 2012 - San Francisco Examiner

The High-Tech Urban Experience, Now Standardized

The seven largest metros in the nation are teaming up to unify the technologies that are revolutionizing life in the city, Steve Towns reports.

May 2, 2012 - Governing

San Francisco Counts its Parking

Very few large cities can claim to know how many parking spaces they have. San Francisco has counted its publicly accessibly parking supply and released the data to through Data SF website.

March 30, 2010 - Streetsblog San Francisco

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