Frequently Asked Questions
511 Parking is a new online feature to help drivers in all nine counties locate parking quickly and easily. This tool features both real-time information (where available) as well as parking facilities and pricing throughout the Bay Area.
511 Parking provides real-time information for both facility and street parking in San Francisco utilizing data from the SFpark program. Information includes availability and current pricing for 14 garages, one lot, and 7,000 on-street spaces. The garages and lot are indicated on the map with color-coded icons. The on-street spaces are indicated on the map as color coded icons, multiple-block zones or on individual blocks.
Currently, 511 Parking provides real-time information for the city of San Francisco only, in the following neighborhoods: Fillmore/Japantown, Financial District, Fisherman’s Wharf, Hayes Valley/Civic Center, Marina, Mission, and SOMA.
Currently, 511 Parking provides real-time information utilizing data from the SFpark program (14 garages, one lot, and 7,000 on-street spaces). As this information expands beyond the current 14 garages, one lot, and 7,000 on-street spaces, 511 Parking information will expand accordingly.
511 Parking provides general information on parking facilities throughout the region including location, pricing, and hours of operation. This information focuses on parking at or near to transit stations and hubs, as well as Park & Ride facilities.
The 511 Parking list of facilities is not 100% comprehensive. It includes facility and street parking in San Francisco utilizing data from the SFpark program (14 garages, one lot, and 7,000 on-street spaces). It also includes general information on parking facilities throughout the region focusing on parking at or near to transit stations and hubs, as well as Park & Ride facilities. 511 Parking plans to expand its list of facilities in the future.
511 Parking personalizes map views by remembering the most recent zoom, position, and list of results you select. If you have cookies enabled, the map will show your most recent view the next time you visit the page.
The web feature includes trip-planner style search functionality and an interactive map with clickable icons for garages, lots, and on-street zones, and the ability to drill-down to the block-face level for San Francisco on-street parking.
The phone feature will allow users to select a San Francisco neighborhood or specific facility to receive real-time availability, pricing, and location information.
Yes, an interactive mobile-optimized version of 511 Parking will be available soon at m.511.org.
MTC is currently testing and fine-tuning the new 511 Parking feature to ensure that all bugs have been worked out. We decided to provide users with a sneak peek so they can begin benefitting from this new feature and to gather feedback to confirm the site is working as designed. Suggestions for enhancements or new functionality will be noted for future updates to the page.