The general benefits of SFpark, including reduced congestion and pollution, will strengthen our economy and make San Francisco more livable. Nearly one-third of San Francisco households do not own an automobile. These households benefit because the SFpark project helps to make Muni faster and more reliable and reduces circling, which makes the streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.
During the project’s pilot phase, SFpark is monitoring how much, if at all, parking demand spills over into surrounding residential areas. If issues arise, we will work with the neighborhood to develop corrective strategies, such as extending the hours during which existing residential parking permit restrictions are enforced.
SFpark’s goal is to help to make it easier to find and pay for parking in San Francisco’s busy commercial districts. This should make it easier to visit shopping districts in San Francisco.
By reducing the need for drivers to circle and double-park, SFpark makes roads safer and clearer for bicyclists.