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SFMTA’s SFpark project activates new multi-space meters in the civic center

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SFMTA’s SFpark Project Activates New Multi-Space Meters in the Civic Center

“Meter greeters” will introduce customers to the new meters

SAN FRANCISCO (August 30, 2010) —The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) SFpark pilot project will activate 20 new multi-space parking meters in the Civic Center area today and 20 more by Wednesday. The new multi-space meters – which accept coins, credit/debit cards and SFMTA parking cards – will replace older meters corresponding to 270 metered spaces. Eventually, singlespace meter heads will be removed to allow for the installation of bicycle parking racks. A team of “meter greeters” in blue SFpark t-shirts will be on hand to introduce customers to the new meters.

Map of SFpark Hayes Valley/Civic Center Meter Upgrade Locations

Installing new parking meters is a key aspect of SFpark, a federally-funded pilot project that combines new parking management technology and approaches to make parking easier to find, therefore reducing circling and double-parking. Over the remainder of 2010, more than 5,100 existing metered spaces in eight pilot areas will receive new “coin & card” meters. For more details about the meters, please click here.

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Established by voter proposition in 1999, the SFMTA, a department of the City and County of San Francisco, oversees the Municipal Railway (Muni), parking and traffic and taxis. With five modes of transit, Muni has approximately 700,000 passenger boardings each day. Over 35,000 extra vehicles enter San Francisco on any given business day, and rely on the SFMTA to keep the flow of cars, transit vehicles, taxis, delivery trucks, pedestrians and bicycles moving smoothly through the streets.