The City of San Francisco has launched an ambitious project seeking to ease the pain of finding a parking spot while cleaning up the city's air and tidying its streets.

The City of San Francisco has launched an ambitious project seeking to ease the pain of finding a parking spot while cleaning up the city’s air and tidying its streets. SFPark project, which Mayor Edwin Lee unveiled last week, will allow drivers to use a web or iPhone app to find available parking spaces throughout the city in realtime:

SFPark uses sensors in parking spots to detect when they’re occupied. Using the SFPark website or iPhone app, citizens can see where there are free spaces, and how much they’ll cost, right now. Then, beginning this summer, the city will actually start changing the price of parking spaces based on demand. Rates will change as often as once a month, dropping to as little as $.25 per hour in places where demand is low and rising to as much as $6.00 per hour on the most congested city blocks.

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