The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will carry out its sixth demand-responsive rate adjustment at on-street SFpark parking meters in early May.
Lower prices, new discount hours, improved direction signage and merchant outreach encourage drivers to park at garages and get to their destinations faster.
The SFMTA has revised the draft Mission Bay parking management proposal so that it only includes the area north of Mariposa Street, east of 7th Street, and south of Bryant Street. Based on requests from neighbors, nearby areas in Dogpatch and Potrero Hill will have separate proposals and community outreach efforts.
The SFMTA will no longer propose for these neighborhoods to be included as SFpark pilot areas. As SFMTA revises parking management proposals for each of these areas, they will reflect its regular policies and practices.
Rates at some SFpark meters bottomed out at $0.25 per hour after the SFMTA made its fifth demand-responsive rate adjustment at SFpark meters last week.
Today, the SFMTA aunched a new interactive parking map for SFpark.org. The SFMTA developed the new map in collaboration with OpenGeo, a division of the non-profit OpenPlans and a leader in open source geospatial technology.
SFpark project manager Jay Primus and UCLA Professor Donald Shoup discuss the science behind the SFpark pilot project.
The SFpark project received one of five Public Managerial Excellence Awards at the 2012 MFAC Good Government Awards, held at San Francisco City Hall and presented by Mayor Edwin M. Lee last night.
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.
To address current and growing parking demand as the neighborhood rapidly develops, the SFMTA will begin installing the remaining parking meters in the Mission Bay metering district later this spring.