SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Free parking near AT&T Park and in the Mission Bay development in San Francisco will soon be a thing of the past with the implementation of new parking meters in the area.

The idea is to manage parking around the ballpark and ever-expanding Mission Bay community, as parking meters would range from $0.25 per hour up to $7 an hour, when cars pack the neighborhood for special events likes Giants home games. Special event rates will be maintained at $5 per hour this fall.

KCBS’ Barbara Taylor Reports:

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Director Ed Reiskin said the meters would operate until 10:00 p.m., seven nights a week.

“What we’re talking about is putting in the meters that are going to support the build-out of Mission Bay over the next 20 years,” said Reiskin. “Mission Bay was designed to be a mixed-use community so there’s a lot of commercial activity there.”

The parking meters will be implemented this summer and the SFMTA is expected to begin implementing the longer enforcement hours next March.

The meters will either have no time limit or a four-hour time limit.

Meter installations are expected to be completed in the next few months for Illinois Street between 16th and Mariposa streets and Mission Bay Boulevards North and South.

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