Wider and brighter: SF getting new parking meters next year

Parking meter
Mark Prado

San Francisco drivers will see new parking meters on city streets beginning in February, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has announced

The new meters will improve the user experience by providing a wider and brighter screen, accepting contactless payment and allowing customers to receive a parking receipt via text message, according to the SFMTA. 

More than half of the 28,000 paid parking spaces in San Francisco will see their meters replaced. The SFMTA expects to save an estimated $6 million in operating costs over the next decade with the switch. 

The new meter technology will transmit data more efficiently and accurately, which reduces the cost of maintenance and saves operating costs of maintaining an aging system, according to the agency.

SFMTA and MTC are transportation partners.