An August 2013 report by the Center for an Urban Future and New York University Wagner, “Innovation and the City,” named SFpark as one of the top 25 policy innovations around the globe. From this report, the Guardian chose SFpark as one of the top five replicable innovations to help cities face growing challenges.
Deloitte analysts William D. Eggers & Joshua Jaffe review how mobile technologies like SFMTA's SFpark app help drive productivity and improve the services a government provides its citizens.
In this edition of Wired's Observation Deck, Senior Editor Adam Rogers compares the SFMTA's "super convenient" SFpark meters with those featured in Ridley Scott's futuristic film Blade Runner.
Since taking effect in April 2011, average hourly SFpark meter rates have dropped by 14 cents from $2.73 to $2.59 at the 7,000 SFpark meters. Overall, 17 percent of those meters offer hourly rates of $1 or less
San Francisco Examiner states "Since The City introduced its nationally recognized SFpark system last year, parking rates at city-owned garages have fallen by 20 percent — with many lots now cheaper than nearby street meters."
Sustainable Transport Magazine states that "SFpark has emerged as the most innovative and exciting congestion management tool in use in the United States today."
SFpark project manager Jay Primus and UCLA Professor Donald Shoup discuss the science behind the SFpark pilot project.
The New York Times takes a look at SFpark's recent success at using demand-based pricing to increase parking availability. Analysis found that three-quarters of the blocks either have already either met or moved closer to parking availability goals.
Eric Jaffe reviews five great U.S. city parking apps, including the SFpark app.
Before rushing ahead with a weekday parking tax proposed last week for the downtown area, Chicago officials should closely study a new experiment on the West Coast, experts say.