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SFMTA lowers some SFpark meter rates to $0.25 per hour

Rates at some SFpark meters bottomed out at $0.25 per hour after the SFMTA made its fifth demand-responsive rate adjustment at SFpark meters last week. SFpark rate adjustments are incremental—never up by more than $0.25 per hour or down by more than $0.50 per hour—so reaching the lowest possible rate took several adjustments. The first rate adjustment took place in July 2011.

With these periodic incremental rate changes, the SFpark project is gradually finding the lowest rate where at least one parking space is available most of the time. This makes it easier to find parking when people choose to drive, reducing circling and double parking, which makes parking easier, roads safer, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and helps Muni become faster and more reliable.

The lowest rates are in the Civic Center area, where meters on two blocks have $0.25 per hour rates during certain times of day both on weekdays and Saturdays. Another sixteen blocks have meter rates of $0.50 per hour during some time periods. These blocks are mostly in the Civic Center area, with others in the Fillmore and Fisherman’s Wharf areas.

The highest rate at SFpark meters reached $4.75 after this rate adjustment at some meters in the Financial District. Meters on sixteen blocks in the area now charge $4.75 hour during some time periods, mainly on weekdays when the area is most congested.

As a result of this rate change, the SFMTA lowered rates at 31 percent of metered hours and increased at 31 percent of metered hours, with no change about 38 percent of the time.

The SFpark pilot project covers 7,000 meters in eight pilot areas, and meter rates can range from $0.25 to a maximum of $6.00 per hour. Click here to learn more about SFpark demand-responsive pricing.

Blocks with SFpark meter rates at $0.25 per hour

Pilot Area Street & Block Type From To Occupancy Rate Adj. New Rate
Civic Center Golden Gate Ave 700 M-F 3PM 6PM 29% -$0.25 $0.25
Civic Center Golden Gate Ave 700 Sa 9AM 12PM 18% -$0.25 $0.25
Civic Center Golden Gate Ave 700 Sa 12PM 3PM 24% -$0.25 $0.25
Civic Center Hickory St 100 M-F 9AM 12PM 34% -$0.25 $0.25
Civic Center Hickory St 100 M-F 12PM 3PM 21% -$0.25 $0.25
Civic Center Golden Gate Ave 700 Sa 3PM 6PM 13% $0.00 $0.25

Blocks with SFpark meter rates at $0.50 per hour

Pilot Area Street & Block Type From To Occupancy Rate Adj. New Rate
Fisherman’s Wharf Bay St 500 M-F 7AM 12PM 22% -$0.50 $0.50
Fisherman’s Wharf Bay St 500 M-F 12PM 3PM 20% -$0.50 $0.50
Fisherman’s Wharf Bay St 500 M-F 3PM 7PM 14% -$0.50 $0.50
Fisherman’s Wharf Beach St 400 M-F 7AM 12PM 27% -$0.50 $0.50
South Embarcadero Brannan St 500 Sa 9AM 12PM 24% -$0.50 $0.50
Fillmore California and Steiner Lot M-F 9PM 12AM 30% -$0.25 $0.50
Fillmore Fillmore St 1000 Sa 9AM 12PM 50% -$0.25 $0.50
Civic Center Franklin St 500 Sa 7AM 12PM 11% -$0.50 $0.50
Fillmore Geary Blvd 1500 M-F 9AM 12PM 46% -$0.25 $0.50
Civic Center Hayes St 0 Sa 7AM 12PM 20% -$0.50 $0.50
Civic Center Hayes St 100 Sa 7AM 12PM 21% -$0.50 $0.50
Civic Center Hayes St 100 Sa 12PM 3PM 25% -$0.50 $0.50
Civic Center McAllister St 500 Sa 7AM 12PM 13% -$0.50 $0.50
Civic Center Polk St 100 Sa 7AM 12PM 21% -$0.50 $0.50
Civic Center Van Ness Ave 100 Sa 7AM 12PM 20% -$0.50 $0.50
Civic Center Van Ness Ave 200 Sa 7AM 12PM 17% -$0.50 $0.50
Civic Center Van Ness Ave 200 Sa 12PM 3PM 24% -$0.50 $0.50
Civic Center Van Ness Ave 300 Sa 7AM 12PM 1% -$0.50 $0.50
Civic Center Van Ness Ave 400 Sa 7AM 12PM 12% -$0.50 $0.50
Civic Center Van Ness Ave 500 Sa 7AM 12PM 15% -$0.50 $0.50

Blocks with SFpark meter rates at $4.75 per hour

Pilot Area Street & Block Type From To Occupancy Rate Adj. New Rate
Downtown Battery St 400 M-F 7AM 12PM 97% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Battery St 400 M-F 12PM 3PM 96% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Battery St 400 M-F 3PM 6PM 91% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Battery St 500 M-F 12PM 3PM 93% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Battery St 500 M-F 3PM 6PM 88% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Clay St 100 M-F 12PM 3PM 90% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Clay St 100 M-F 3PM 6PM 91% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Clay St 300 M-F 7AM 12PM 85% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Clay St 300 M-F 12PM 3PM 90% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Clay St 400 M-F 12PM 3PM 80% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Clay St 400 M-F 3PM 6PM 81% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Clay St 400 Sa 3PM 6PM 87% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Drumm St 200 M-F 7AM 12PM 87% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Drumm St 200 M-F 12PM 3PM 94% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Drumm St 200 M-F 3PM 6PM 94% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Drumm St 200 Sa 7AM 12PM 85% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Drumm St 200 Sa 12PM 3PM 96% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Drumm St 200 Sa 3PM 6PM 91% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Market St 0 M-F 7AM 12PM 81% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Market St 0 M-F 12PM 3PM 80% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Market St 0 M-F 3PM 6PM 89% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Mission St 600 Sa 12PM 3PM 91% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Mission St 600 Sa 3PM 6PM 88% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Montgomery St 700 M-F 12PM 3PM 90% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Montgomery St 700 Weekday 3PM 6PM 89% $0.25 $4.75
South Embarcadero Spear St 300 M-F 12PM 3PM 83% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Steuart St 0 M-F 7AM 12PM 80% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Steuart St 0 M-F 3PM 6PM 82% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Washingon St 0 M-F 12PM 3PM 85% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Washingon St 0 M-F 3PM 6PM 81% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Washingon St 0 Sa 3PM 6PM 90% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Washingon St 100 M-F 12PM 3PM 83% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Washingon St 100 M-F 3PM 6PM 86% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Washingon St 200 M-F 12PM 3PM 82% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Washingon St 400 M-F 12PM 3PM 86% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Washingon St 400 M-F 3PM 6PM 90% $0.25 $4.75
Downtown Washingon St 500 M-F 3PM 6PM 88% $0.25 $4.75