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From its technology to its unique pricing policies, publications, organizations, and government agencies around the world have recognized the SFMTA’s SFpark project for its innovative solutions to urban parking management. SFpark is honored to have received or been selected as a finalist for the following awards.

2013 Public Parking Program of the Year
At its 30th annual conference, the California Public Parking Association named SFpark the Public Parking Program of the Year. Learn more

2013 Sustainia100 Top 10 Innovations in “Cities” category
SFpark was recognized for its demand-responsive pricing strategy, extensive public data availability, and project knowledge sharing. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Sustainia identifies the most innovative sustainability projects, initiatives and technologies from around the world. Learn more

International Parking Institute Top 10 Innovative US Parking Programs 2013
The International Parking Institute (IPI) ranked SFpark as the No. 1 most innovative parking program in United States. Founded in 1962, IPI is the world’s largest association representing parking professionals and the parking industry. Learn more

Harvard Kennedy School’s Top 25 Innovations in Government 2013
Selected by a cohort of policy experts, researchers, and practitioners SFpark was named an Innovations in American Government Award semi-finalist for its ability to “utilize data analytics to enhance government performance” and “achieve a broad suite of social benefits.” Learn more

2012 Bay Area MTC Excellence in Motion Award of Merit
The Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) gave SFpark an Excellence in Motion Award of Merit for “improving the quality of life for San Francisco residents and visitors by increasing the availability and predictability of parking.” SFpark and Sunday Streets shared the award. Learn more

7×7′s Best of San Francisco 2012
SFpark‘s pricing and technology recognized as a “Real-World Technology Innovation” by this San Francisco city culture magazine. Paul Davison writes “It’s part of a broader movement of using sensors to automate things in the real world.” Learn more

2012 ITDP Sustainable Transport Award
SFpark, along with Pavement to Parks and recent bicycle improvements, earned San Francisco recognition at the 8th annual Sustainable Transport Awards, given by ITDP. This was the first year this award recognized a parking program. Learn more

2012 Living Labs Global Award
SFpark won the Living Labs Global Award 2012 for the challenge offered by Santiago de Chile. That city sought new solutions to make its on-street parking more intelligent, unlocking environmental, traffic, security, and user experience benefits. Learn more

2012 MFAC Good Government Awards
The MFAC Good Government Awards—sponsored by the Municipal Fiscal Advisory Committee (MFAC), a project of San Francisco Planning and Urban Research (SPUR)—recognize outstanding performances by managers working for the City and County of San Francisco. The SFpark team was chosen for implementing its groundbreaking program under tight time constraints. Watch award video

2012 Excellence.gov Awards—Excellence in Innovation: Mobility
Created in 2001 by the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), the Excellence.gov Awards recognize government programs that use information technology to advance the business of government. SFpark was a finalist in the Excellence in Innovation: Mobility category, which recognizes projects that use mobile computing to serve citizens and reflect improvement in the delivery of services or information.

2011 DoD SOA & Semantic Technology Symposium “Best of Show” Awards
The Department of Defense (DoD) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) & Semantic Technology Symposium Award focuses on information technology achievements. SFpark was chosen as a finalist for its use of a service-oriented architecture to create data feeds with real-time information from meters, parking sensors, and garages, as well as to share real-time data with other agencies and the public through an open SFpark data feed.

2011 SF Weekly Web Award—Best Local Government Site
The reader-nominated SF Weekly Web Awards celebrate the best of San Francisco’s digerati. From more than 37,000 votes, SFpark.org was a finalist in the category for Best Local Government Site.