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Demand Based Parking Fees To Hit SF

San Francisco and parking have never been a great mix, nor has parking there been cheap.
A new proposal to make it easier to park could have drivers paying $18 an hour at a street meter.

This week, peoples parking habits could be changing.

We're really excited about this new project, SF Park. we'll be launching it on the 21st, said Nathaniel Ford, spokesman for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

SF Park is a two-year federally-funded experiment.

The idea is to use demand-based pricing to influence where and when people park. The goal is to reduce traffic on the street.

By steering you as quickly as possible to available on-street parking or off-street parking at garages by clearing up traffic, we reduce congestion, cut down on emissions and speed up Muni, Ford said.

Six districts, 6,000 parking meters and 19 municipal garages will be part of the pilot program

Here's how it works: sensors installed at parking spaces will track in real time where parking is available

The data is uploaded to signs around and smart phone applications.

The price of high demand spaces will go up, while other spaces will decrease in cost.

The MTA feels its our baby, Ford said. We are the one city in our country and internationally doing this pilot weve attracted attention around the world to see how this technology can be used in urban environments.

MTA officials anticipate the prices to fluctuate from 25 cents to $6 an hour.

In the case of a special event, such as Fleet Week, the price could jump to $18 an hour.
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