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Extended Meter Hours Study

In April 2009, the SFMTA proposed extending parking meter hours of operation throughout the City until 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and to operate parking meters from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. On May 12, the Board of Supervisors approved the SFMTA 2010 Amended Budget, which included revenue estimates from the extended parking meter hours proposal. Implementation of the extended parking hours, however, was tabled pending the results of a study to refine the original proposal.

The SFMTA conducted the study in summer of this year.  The results of that study were presented to the SFMTA Board of Directors as an informational item on October 20. SFMTA staff are continuing to meet with individuals and organizations to discuss the study findings and recommendations and to seek public input.

For accessibility assistance with the following documents, please call Jay Primus at 415.701.4500.

Download the full study (PDF)

Download a presentation of the study (PDF)

Download the map (PDF)


The refined proposal is part of the SFMTA vision for parking management with an end goal of creating a more effective and efficient transportation system within San Francisco. Parking meters create parking availability, which helps manage the flow of traffic in a number of ways:

  • Creates more available parking for drivers
  • Facilitates business by creating more available parking for customers
  • Contributes to Muni speed and reliability by reducing the delays caused by double-parking and drivers circling for parking
  • Creates a safer driving environment by reducing double parking and circling drivers
  • Fosters sustainability by reducing fuel waste and greenhouse gas emissions from circling vehicles
  • Improves available residential parking by increasing visitor parking in metered spaces in front of stores


To give feedback on the study, please call 311 or e-mail

Archive information

All dates on this page are 2009 unless otherwise noted with a different specific year, e.g., 2010.

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