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The Upper Haight Updates With Fancy New Parking Meters

Photo: Camden Avery/Hoodline
By Camden Avery - Published on June 30, 2014.
You may have noticed that in its latest round of streetside upgrades, the SFMTA has graced the Upper Haight with new parking meters.
No, these are not the meters associated with SFPark, the city's test program to experiment with variable-rate parking. The Haight isn't a test area for variable meters, and the final word on where those will end up has yet to be determined.

Our own latest foray into the brave new future of metered parking will, however, allow you to pay for your parking with a credit card.

The new meters, pictured above, were installed in the Upper Haight along Haight Street and on the metered cross streets early Friday morning. The old meters took only coin and SFMTA-issued parking meter cards (which had to be bought at convenience stores) or credit card payments by phone.

Now, all you have to do is swipe and run.

In other parking-related news, the possibility of a Haight-to-NoPa area residential permitted parking program is still only half-baked, but we'll keep you posted as the MTA makes progress.
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