Supporters say enforcing parking meters on Sundays could help shore up Berkeley’s parking fund, which has been battered by the pandemic.
Berkeley drops plan to charge for side-street parking in Elmwood
The proposal to end free two-hour parking sparked a backlash from residents and businesses.
No more free parking? City could charge for spots in much of Elmwood, Southside
Berkeley’s solution to the “shuffle” of drivers moving their cars every two hours is getting pushback from some businesses and residents.
Growing pains, as Berkeley launches online parking permit system
The city overhauled its residential parking permit system in July — putting applications online and ditching the old bumper stickers — in an effort to modernize the program. But the transition wasn’t easy.
Motorists beware: Berkeley votes to expand parking enforcement
Council voted Tuesday night to ramp up parking enforcement by adding 15 automated license plate readers to the small pilot program it launched last year.
Automated license plate readers will help parking availability but some express concern about privacy issues
New parking meters with credit card payment options are part of the goBerkeley program. Photo: Steer Davies Gleave/goBerkeley Berkeley has launched a program to use a controversial technology that automatically reads license plates on cars to optimize and enforce parking, part of a larger effort to encourage more Berkeley residents not to drive. The program, […]
Berkeley wins $1M parking grant to fix ‘2-hour shuffle’
Berkeley is looking to improve the “parking experience” in residential neighborhoods. Photo: Chris Makarsky Berkeley is looking to improve the “parking experience” in residential neighborhoods. Photo: Chris Makarsky A Berkeley plan to improve residential parking woes won a $1 million grant this week from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to help the city continue its goBerkeley pilot program for […]
City looks to continue goBerkeley parking program
A goBerkeley parking meter. City staff are recommending continuing the program, which targets high-use parking areas and uses demand pricing to encourage transit use, biking, and walking. Photo: Steer Davies Gleave/goBerkeley City Manager Christine Daniel has asked the Berkeley City Council to continue the goBerkeley parking program, which adjusts rates in high-demand commercial neighborhoods, for six more […]
Drivers say goBerkeley program made it easier to park
New parking meters with credit card payment options were part of the goBerkeley program. Photo: Steer Davies Gleave/goBerkeley New parking meters with credit card payment options were part of the goBerkeley program. Photo: Steer Davies Gleave/goBerkeley Community members will have the chance next week to weigh in about changes to paid parking in three of Berkeley’s busiest commercial districts. The changes […]
Council to consider higher rates, evening hours for some Berkeley parking meters
Crowded conditions on many commercial blocks in Berkeley in the evening could lead to metered parking until 8 p.m. Image: City of Berkeley New metered parking rates and time limits, in effect in Berkeley since last fall in three of the city’s busiest commercial areas, have made it easier for many visitors to find daytime parking, according to […]
City parking garage fees up downtown, down on Telegraph
The Telegraph Channing Garage will be free for the first hour beginning Dec. 2. Image: Google Maps Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council voted to change parking rates in three city-owned garages, downtown and near the Cal campus, as part of its goBerkeley effort to change driver behavior and make it easier for visitors to find […]
Many Berkeley parking meters now accept most coins
The Berkeley City Council has, for the most part, done away with cash-payment minimums at parking meters. Photo: Steer Davies Gleave In the wake of public frustration and confusion after Berkeley adjusted many of its parking meters to require a minimum cash payment of 30 or 35 cents, depending on the area, the city has […]