SF’s Expensive, Nonexistent Parking Is Also Award-Winning

San Francisco's parking isn't exactly good -- it's expensive and elusive -- it's award-winning.

Jason Middleton

When something is in short supply, pricey, and hard to find, what do you call it?

Award-winning, naturally!

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy hath bequeathed upon us the eighth annual "Sustainable Transport Award," reports SFist.

These laurels are reward for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's SFPark program -- in which meters throughout the City are variably-priced according to time of day and demand -- and the parking-spaces-to-parklets program, in which parking spots are transformed into miniature pocket parks.

"The new 'SFpark' variable-rate, demand-responsive parking management system, provides real-time parking availability information online, via text and smartphone apps," the institute wrote, according to SFist. "The City’s 'Pavement to Parks' program reclaims parking spaces for public space and has created 20 new and dynamic parklets with more on the way."

Oh, and they like our commitment to bikes, too.

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