Oakland is located in the U.S. State of California. It is a major West Coast port city and the busiest port for San Francisco Bay and all of Northern California. The city is situated directly across the bay six miles east of San Francisco.
Oakland is known for its history of political activism, as well as its professional sports franchises and major corporations, which include health care, dot-com companies and manufacturers of household products. The city is a transportation hub for the greater Bay Area, and its shipping port is the fifth busiest in the United States.
Oakland ranked as the 5th most desirable destination to visit this year in The New York Times piece on “The 45 Places to Go in 2012.”
Visit the official website of the city here
Parking in Oakland
Metered parking in Oakland is similar to most cities in the US. The meter rate is $2.00 in most areas of Oakland.
The meter hours are in operation from 8:00 am – 6 pm Monday through Saturday. Parking Meters have different time limits throughout the City and the purpose is to encourage parking turnover.
Only the following days are considered meter holidays:
To report a broken meter, please call the Public Works Call Center at (510) 615-5566
Residential Parking Permits
Residential Permit Parking is a special program whereby the City may designate a residential parking area with time limited parking. A resident or a business owner can purchase a parking permit which will exempt them from the time limit parking zone without being ticketed.
The Program provides residents the opportunity to park in neighborhoods where they have difficulty competing with non-resident long-term parkers. This is accomplished by establishing either a two-hour or four-hour parking time limit that is in effect between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays in the designated neighborhoods and allowing residents to purchase parking permits exempting them from these parking restriction. Those vehicles not displaying the special parking permits and exceeding the posted parking time limits are subject to citation.
Parking in Garages/lots
There are many parking garages in and around the city. If you have a planned visit, it is always advisable to compare the parking facilities online and reserve your space in advance so you can make your experience comfortable.
Best Parking helps you choose the best suitable parking facility for off street parking via an interactive map. You can choose by: