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2011 Performance-Based Parking Pricing Study

The performance-based parking pricing survey is now closed. Thanks to over 2,000 people for helping us learn more about your experiences with paid street parking! Click here for a summary of results.

What is performance-based parking pricing?
Performance-based parking pricing strategies set parking rates based on a set of data-driven characteristics.  For variable pricing, rates may change by time of day or location. Changes could also occur seasonally to adjust to different peak uses. The purpose of variable pricing is to increase parking availability. As a result, people may spend less time circling the block looking for parking, which also means less congestion and vehicle emissions.

Performance-Based Parking Pricing Study
SDOT has completed the Performance-based Parking Pricing Study in response to City Council's direction to prepare business case options and recommendations for 2012 implementation of variable rates for different times of day. The Council memo, final report, executive summary, and data results are available below.

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For more information, contact Mary Catherine Snyder at or (206) 684-8110


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