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Parking: It's San Francisco... Is there ever parking?

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2 College Freshman

Parking: It's difficult to find free parking

2 College Freshman

Parking: The cost of a parking permit is $200 which is ridiculous cause a lot of the time students have problems paying for everything else.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Not a lot of people bring cars here because parking is expensive and hard to find, so we all just rely on public transportation.

2 College Freshman

Parking: i heard it was bad


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While on-campus parking is pretty easy to find, students are going to be paying a monthly fee to stay in the parking structure. If students are going to try to park on the street, they should remember that this is a crowded city and that most parking has one- to two-hour time limits. Also, the meter maids in San Francisco are very strict, so don't expect to ever get out of a ticket from these guys. Luckily, citations can be appealed through a process. Knowing the best times to park (very early mornings or late evenings) is essential to finding parking.

A car is not essential in San Francisco, though. Public transportation is very cheap, and although it may not be the best ride of your life, students will save a lot of money this way. The best idea is to invest in a decent bike; there are lots of bike shops to find the perfect one for you. Riding a bicycle is the cheapest alternative, with plenty of parking, and it's a great way to keep off the Freshman 15, too.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • 19th Avenue and Holloway Avenue
  • Font Boulevard
  • Lake Merced
  • Parking garage
  • Behind Parkmerced
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
Holloway Avenue
Getting a Parking Permit
Students may purchase a daily permit in Lot 20 and Lot 25. Lot 25 permits are available only to on-campus students for $225. Daily permits are $6 per day.
Parking Services
Parking & Transportation
1600 Holloway Ave.
Administration Building, Room 155
(415) 338-1441

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 217 responses

  • 1% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 41% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 5% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 23% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 14% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 16% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 215 responses

Very poor
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost
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