Defining a Strategy for Ferry Terminal Parking Pricing – Join the 12/7 Discussion

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Alameda parking logo

Shop Local Parking + Ferry Parking Pricing

This bulletin contains the latest parking news in Alameda:

Free Parking for Small Business Saturdays

On Saturdays until New Years, parking will be free at the Civic Center Parking Structure and the West End Lot. And every other day, try these off-street parking options before circling for curbside parking! When you avoid circling for parking in our business districts, you help reduce congestion and reduce the number of times you turn across crosswalks in these pedestrian-heavy areas.

Learn more about parking in the Park & Webster Street areas

Thank you for shopping locally during the holiday season! From November 17 to December 25, shop local at participating retailers and enter our giveaway for a collectible token and other fun Alameda goodies.

Thank you for shopping local

12/7: Ferry Terminal Parking Pricing Proposal

For years, Alameda policy has called for paid parking at ferry terminals to ensure open parking spaces for people taking later ferries, and to encourage people to bike, walk, or ride the bus to the ferry. The City put this project on pause during the pandemic, but now ferry ridership is increasing and parking lots are getting fuller.

On December 7, the Transportation Commission will consider endorsing a strategy that would start with a $3/day rate at the Seaplane Lagoon and Harbor Bay Ferry Terminals in spring 2023. Then, at limited intervals (on a quarterly basis at most), the rate would rise by $1/day if the lot gets overfull, and reduce again if the lot is too empty. Revenues would help pay for parking lot maintenance and management, among other parking program needs.

Ferry riders would be able to use mobile payment to pay after boarding the ferry, or use pay stations in the lot. The City would also implement a needs-based low-income parking pass program if feasible. After Transportation Commission review, the City Council will hear this item, likely early next year.

Read the proposed Ferry Terminal Pricing Strategy

Transportation Commission Special Meeting (AGENDA)

Harbor Bay ferry terminal building

Parking FAQs

Want to know how to report an illegally parked vehicle, request red tips for your driveway, get a permit to park an RV or boat, or have another parking question? Read the Parking FAQs!

Parking & Curb Management Mailing List

If you’re not already on the parking mailing list, please join to continue receiving updates like this. Join the parking mailing list

Contact us

You are receiving this because you are signed up for a transportation-related City of Alameda mailing list.