In order to direct drivers towards parking, SFpark needs to know which spaces are available. Wireless parking sensors detect parking availability in real time. Metered parking spaces in SFpark pilot areas have wireless sensors embedded in the pavement.
On- and off-street parking data
Parking sensors have been installed in 8,200 on-street spaces. In addition to pilot areas, sensors are placed in three control neighborhoods to provide baseline data for evaluation purposes. At each parking garage, entrance and exit gates track the total number of cars in the garage. Together, this information allows parking managers to see where and when parking is generally available or hard to find.
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