SF proposing parking test program

June 1, 2010 8:29:10 AM PDT
Drivers who park in San Francisco neighborhoods popular with tourist may soon be able to stay in one spot twice as long. But they could also wind up paying much more per hour -- depending on demand for spaces.

The city is proposing a test program that uses electronic sensors in the road. The sensors can tell whether or not parking spaces are available. As spaces fill up, the hourly fee would go up. As they become available, the fee would fall.

Fees would vary from 25-cents-an-hour to $6-an-hour.

Right now parking fees range from $1-an hour to $3.50 an hour.

The pilot program could start by July 1.