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If you’ve ever driven a car in San Francisco, you have probably experienced the ultimate frustration. Parking on a city street is about as easy as finding a happy meter cop. But the all-knowing computer is about to make San Francisco’s parking experience very different.

SFMTA to continue parking meter upgrades in SFpark pilot areas through December.

SFpark meter upgrades will continue through December in Civic Center, Hayes Valley, The Fillmore, Financial District, Fisherman's Wharf, Marina, Mission and SoMa.

SFpark featured on KALW fm’s 99% invisible

KALW's October 29, 2010 episode of 99% Invisible featured Jay Primus, Manager of the SFpark project and Donald Shoup, author of the highly influential "The High Cost of Free Parking."

SFpark protects San Francisco bicycle parking inventory

The SFMTA today began retrofitting 60 unused parking meter poles with new “ring” style bicycle racks. The retrofit ring installation is just the latest of a series of steps towards improving bicycle parking throughout the City.

SFMTA lowers most SFpark motorcycle parking rates

The SFMTA today began adjusting rates at 1,129 motorcycle parking spaces in SFpark pilot areas, including many downtown spaces where prices will be reduced 30 percent from $0.70 to $0.50.

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

SFpark upgrades 270 metered parking spaces in the Civic Center. “Meter greeters” will introduce customers to new multi-space coin & card meters.

SFpark project to begin upgrading parking meters in the Financial District on August 23

New coin & card meters will replace around 415 existing meters in the Financial District between Clay, Jackson, Montgomery and the Embarcadero.

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SFpark project to begin installing multi-space parking meters in civic center on August 10

New multi-space meters will replace around 270 existing meters in the Civic Center area. In September, the SFMTA will upgrade nearly 300 additional single-space meters in the Hayes Valley/Civic Center area.

New meters for SFpark pilot areas

On Tuesday, July 27, 2010, the SFMTA’s SFpark project will begin replacing old parking meters with new ”coin and card” smart meters. In the first installation phase, 190 new single-space meters will replace outdated meters in portions of Hayes Valley.

Sensor installations featured on Streetsblog

When parking expert Donald Shoup publicized his principle several years ago that cities should manage the demand for curbside parking by adjusting the cost so that there was always an available space, he probably didn't think a large city like San Francisco...