Smart Parking and Demand-Based Pricing

Smart Parking and Demand-Based Pricing   Cities can increase revenue, decrease congestion and shift occupancy from parking-impacted areas to under-utilized areas using Demand-Based Pricing.   Demand-Based Pricing is the idea that there is an ideal parking occupancy rate for spaces, usually between 70-90% during peak hours. That percentage allows parking spaces to be efficiently used, […]

San Francisco Moves Forward With Demand Based Pricing

 Starting in a month, San Francisco will begin changing the way it sets prices for meters on all its streets, according to SF Gate. The SF MTA will measure parking demand for all of its 30,200 meters across the city. Every 3 months, parking occupancy rates will be tabulated. Areas with high parking occupancy will […]

The On-Street Paradox for Retail Part 1: The Challenge

 When it comes to parking in retail districts, businesses have a loud voice with cities. They are well organized, and they are aware that parking policy and enforcement can directly affect their revenue, which in turn affects a city’s sales tax.  But businesses face competing desires for parking. Many people assume businesses want cheap on-street […]