SFpark uses demand-responsive pricing to open up parking spaces on each block and reduce circling and double-parking. Rates may vary by block, time of day and day of week. Rates will be adjusted by no more than 50 cents per hour down or 25 cents per hour up, and no more often than once per month.
How rates are determined
SFpark charges the lowest possible hourly rate to achieve the right level of parking availability. In areas and at times where it is difficult to find a parking space, rates will increase incrementally until at least one space is available on each block most of the time. In areas where open parking spaces are plentiful, rates will decrease until some of the empty spaces fill.
What parking costs
In pilot areas, meter pricing can range from between 25 cents an hour to a maximum of $6 an hour, depending on demand. Parking meters on blocks within walking distance of the ballpark are priced between $5 and $7 an hour for events. Parking rate adjustments also happen in City-owned garages and lots in pilot areas. Hourly rates decrease in City-owned garages where there are often many empty spaces.
Rate adjustment announcements
All SFpark rate adjustments are listed in the following documents at least seven days before they go into effect. You will need the free Microsoft Excel Reader, Adobe Acrobat Reader or compatible programs to view these documents.
The latest meter rate adjustment spreadsheet includes data for all previous adjustments.
|Type||Effective||Rate Adjustment Overview||Data||Maps|
|Meters||4/3/2013||22%58%20%||Download On Street XLS||Download Map|
|Garages||4/1/2013||4%96%0%||Download On Street XLS||n/a|
|1/1/2013||4%96%0%||Download On Street XLS||n/a|
|10/1/2012||11%84%5%||Download On Street XLS||n/a|
|7/1/2012||6% 77%17%||Download On Street XLS||n/a|
|4/13/2012||11% 57%32%||Download On Street XLS||n/a|
|11/15/2011||0% 37%63%||Download On Street XLS||n/a|
|Motorcycles||10/31/2011||19%17%64%||Download Motorcycle XLS||n/a|
note: Calculation of rate adjustment overview for garages is based on hourly rates only
Parking Policy Documents
If you would like in-depth information about how the prices are determined, please download the following comprehensive guides. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader or compatible program to view these documents.