San Francisco Motorcycle Parking

Spaces known to be unmetered are indicated by [U]. Spaces known to be low-capacity are indicated by [L]. Not all entries are verified. That's where you come in. To contribute additions or corrections to any of the neighborhood lists, please click the link shown at the end of that list. For general comments, click here.

You'll probably also like Olivier Compagne's Google Map with the same information. It's an "open collaborative" map, meaning everyone can add to it.

iPhone Users: Check out Joe Carlin's awesome motorcyle parking locator app, Park the Bike, which finds parking spots in several Bay Area cities as well as Sacramento, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver BC, and Washington DC.

Garages are listed at the bottom of the page, and here's a link to a list of all city-owned garages with current rates, forwarded by a motivated reader.

Here's a press release (10/5/10) on the lowering (!) of some SF motorcycle parking rates.

Another Resource: The SFMTA has a map of motorcycle parking spaces online, revised April 2010 (PDF). Many have said it's still not as legible as we'd all like, but it shows the number of spaces in each group. The site you're reading is compiled entirely from your input, so it's certain that the SFMTA map shows spaces that aren't listed here..

(I still plan to keep this page posted. For one thing, the SFMTA map implies SF has no MC spaces — or none worth mapping — west of 34th Avenue or south of 25th Street, and we know that's not true!)

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(Note: Neighborhood definitions overlap deliberately.)

 
Bernal Heights / Glen Park
Castro / Upper Market / Noe Valley
Chinatown / North Beach
Civic Center / Hayes Valley
Downtown
Haight-Ashbury / UCSF
Hunter's Point / Bayview
Ingleside / CCSF
Japantown
Marina / Cow Hollow

 
Mission - Inner
Mission - Outer
Nob Hill
Pacific Heights
Polk Gulch
Potrero Hill
Presidio Heights / Laurel Heights
Richmond - Inner
Richmond - Outer
Russian Hill

 
SF State / Park Merced
SOMA below 7th Street
SOMA above 7th Street
Sunset - Inner
Sunset - Outer
Telegraph Hill
Tenderloin
Union Square
Waterfront
Western Addition

Bernal Heights / Glen Park
- Glen Park BART station: approx 15 spaces, all [U] with no time limit
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Castro / Upper Market / Noe Valley
- 15th St south of Market, E side, 5 spaces [U]
- 18th St east of Castro, north side
- 18th St west of Castro, south side, 6 meters
- 19th St west of Castro, north side, 3 meters
- Castro btw 17th & 18th, both sides
- Dolores at 17th
- Duboce at Steiner, on Duboce Park
- Eureka btw 18th & 19th [U]
- Market east of Castro, S side
- Noe north of Market, E side
- Noe south of Market, W side [U,L]
- Noe at 24th
- Noe at Elizabeth [U,L]
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Chinatown / North Beach
- Columbus west of Vallejo
- Filbert at Powell, approx. 8 spaces
- Green west of Columbus
- Green at Jasper Alley (btw Grant & Stockton), 6 meters
- Green at Montgomery, SE corner, 8 spaces [U]
- Pacific at Montgomery, 6 spaces
- Vallejo east of Columbus
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Civic Center / Hayes Valley
- 10th St at Market [U], vulnerable to maniacal freeway-bound car traffic
- Civic Center Plaza, N & W sides
- Fell near Van Ness, at 150 Fell
- Fillmore btw Hayes & Grove
- Franklin at Hayes [L]
- Fulton near Hyde, at the monument
- Franklin at Fulton, behind the Opera House
- Golden Gate at Van Ness [L]
- Golden Gate near Larkin
- Grove at Franklin
- Hayes btw Franklin & Gough
- Hayes at Octavia, SE corner, 3 spaces [U]
- Hyde btw McAllister & Golden Gate
- Lily St at Buchanan (Lily = midblock btw Oak & Page)
- McAllister at Van Ness
- Oak at Franklin [L]
- Octavia at Haight, E side (on the frontage lane), 6 spaces [U]
- Page btw Fillmore & Steiner
- Page btw Steiner & Pierce
- Pierce btw Haight & Page
- Pine at Divisadero [L]
- Polk at McAllister
- Steiner near Fulton
- Steiner near McAllister
- Turk at Polk, at California Culinary Academy
- Willow Alley (off Polk & Larkin, btw Eddy & Ellis), rear of City Cycle Werkes, 5 meters
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Downtown
- 2nd St at Market
- 2nd St at Howard
- 2nd St south of Folsom, W side, at 24-Hour Fitness
- Battery at Pacific [L]
- Battery at Washington
- Beale at Mission
- Clay east of Montgomery
- Commercial (mid-block street btw Clay & Sacramento) at Sansome, 7 meters
- Drumm btw Clay & Washington, entire block, both sides
- Folsom at 1st
- Fremont at Mission
- Front at California, 7 spaces
- Front at Pine
- Grant at Post, NW corner, 6 spaces
- Halleck (mid-block street btw Sacramento & California) W of Sansome, 7 meters
- Hawthorne (mid-block street btw 2nd & 3rd) north of Folsom
- Howard at New Montgomery
- Jessie (mid-block street btw Market & Mission) btw 2nd and New Montgomery - enter on New Montgomery
- Jessie at 4th, 12 meters. Meter cards sold by Cole Hardware right next door. Note: Cards incorrectly say to hold the stripe down; invert the card to make it work.
- Kaplan Lane (right on Clementina from 3rd btw Folsom & Howard, behind Moscone Garage) [U]
- Main at Howard - $0.50/hr, 10-hour limit
- Main at Market, west side - $0.60/hr, 40 spaces, 10-hour limit
- Main at Market, east side - $0.60/hr, 60 spaces, 10-hour limit
- Mission btw Main & Beale - $0.60/hr, 60 spaces, 10-hour limit
- Mission btw 5th & 6th (at Mint), 10 meters
- Natoma at 1st
- Pacific btw Battery & Sansome, 10 spaces
- Pacific at Montgomery, 6 spaces
- Sansome btw Sutter & Bush, large capacity but fills early
- Sansome north of Clay
- Spear at Market, 52 meters
- Townsend at 2nd, 6 meters
- Townsend at 4th, about 25 meters (Caltrain); meters use demand-based rates
- Washington east of Battery
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Haight-Ashbury / UCSF
- Duboce at Steiner, on Duboce Park
- Haight btw Steiner & Fillmore, S side, 2 locations, metered
- Haight btw Masonic & Ashbury, several locations, both sides, mostly [L]
- Haight btw Masonic & Central, N side, 9 spaces [U]
- Haight btw Shrader & Stanyan
- Irving at Arguello, by the garages
- Octavia at Haight, E side (on the frontage lane), 6 spaces [U]
- Parnassus, at UCSF steps, often full weekdays
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Hunter's Point / Bayview
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Ingleside / CCSF
- Stonestown parking lot, near the Olive Garden
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Japantown
- Post at Buchanan
- Post near Fillmore, at the Kabuki Theatre
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Marina / Cow Hollow
- Chestnut at Steiner, 2 spaces
- Chestnut east of Steiner, 4 spaces [U]
- Filbert at Laguna, 3 spaces [U]
- Fillmore at Lombard, NE corner, 4 spaces [U]
- Steiner at Chestnut, 2 spaces [U]
- Pierce at Chestnut
- Union btw Laguna & Buchanan
- Union btw Gough & Octavia
- Union btw Van Ness & Franklin, S side
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Mission - Inner
- 16th at Albion, 3 meters each side of Albion (Albion = midblock btw Valencia & Guerrero)
- 16th btw Valencia & Guerrero (near the Roxie Theater)
- 19th between Valencia & Guerrero [L]
- Capp btw 16th & 17th
- Dolores btw Market & 14th [L,U]
- Dolores at 17th
- Duboce btw Valencia & Stevenson, approx. 12 spaces (in front of Scuderia)
- Hill btw Valencia & Guerrero, north side, 5 spaces [U]
- Plum St at Mission, approx 8 spaces
- Valencia at 15th, 11 spaces (in front of Munroe Motors)
- Valencia btw 17th & 18th (in front of SFPD Mission Station)
- Valencia btw 18th & 19th (in front of New College), 6 spaces
- Valencia btw 19th & 20th, 4 spaces
- Valencia btw 20th & 21st, 12 spaces
- Valencia at Duboce, 4 spaces (across from Zeitgeist)
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Mission - Outer
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Nob Hill
- Bush at Leavenworth
- Bush btw Mason & Powell, N side, in front of Alamo Rent-A-Car, 8 meters
- California at Cushman (midblock btw Taylor & Mason), NE corner, 5 spaces [U]
- California at Larkin, SE corner, 2 spaces
- Hyde at Pine, SW corner, 5 spaces
- Leavenworth at Clay, NE corner, 2 spaces [U], often full
- Leavenworth btw Sutter & Bush, E side
- Taylor at Pine, SE corner, 5 (?) meters
- Taylor btw Sutter & Bush, by SF Academy of Art, 10 meters; angled parking, very steep
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Pacific Heights
- Bush east of Franklin, 3 meters
- Pine west of Franklin [U]
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Polk Gulch
- Bush east of Franklin, 3 meters
- Clay east of Polk, 2 meters
- Jackson btw Polk & Van Ness, 6 spaces + 2 spaces
- Jackson btw Polk & Larkin, 4 spaces
- Hyde at Ellis, 6 meters
- Larkin btw Sutter & Post
- Myrtle at Van Ness (at the AMC 1000 Theater), 6 spaces
- Polk at Post
- Polk btw Broadway & Vallejo
- Polk btw Washington & Clay
- Pine west of Franklin [U]
- Pine btw Polk & Van Ness (often used illegally by cars after dark)
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Potrero Hill
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Presidio Heights / Laurel Heights
- California btw Walnut & Presidio, N side, 2 meters
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Richmond - Inner
- 3rd Ave btw Geary & Clement
- 4th Ave at Clement, NE corner, 2 spaces
- 8th Ave at Clement, NE corner, 2 meters
- Geary btw 3rd & 4th Aves
- Geary at Wood (Wood = first street west of Masonic), S side, 5 spaces
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Richmond - Outer
- 32st Ave at Anza, by Washington High School
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Russian Hill
- Greenwich at Jones, 2 spaces
- Jackson btw Polk & Van Ness, 6 spaces + 2 spaces
- Polk btw Broadway & Vallejo

- Taylor at Jackson [U,L]
- Taylor, W side, at Vallejo, 9 spaces [U]
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SF State/Park Merced
- Holloway at 19th Ave
- Stonestown parking lot, near Olive Garden
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SOMA below 7th Street
- 2nd St south of Folsom, W side, at 24-Hour Fitness
- 2nd St at Howard
- 2nd St at Market
- 3rd at Brannan, 4 meters (no parking 7-9am or 4-6pm)
- 4th btw Howard & Clementina, west side, 2 groups: 3 and 5 meters
- Beale at Mission
- Brannan btw 2nd & 3rd: 3 meters
- Bryant btw 3rd & 4th: 4 meters at 527 Bryant
- Bryant at 5th (at Dubbelju Motorcycle Rentals), 5 meters
- Folsom at 1st
- Fremont at Mission
- Hawthorne north of Folsom (Hawthorne = mid-block street btw 2nd & 3rd)
- Kaplan Lane (right on Clementina from 3rd btw Folsom & Howard, behind Moscone Garage) [U]
- Jessie btw 2nd and New Montgomery (Jessie = mid-block btw Market & Mission; enter on New Montgomery)
- Main at Howard
- Main at Market, east side
- Mission btw Main & Beale - closed for construction, probably through summer 2007
- Natoma at 1st
- Ritch south of Bryant: 5 free spaces at 212 Ritch
- Spear at Market, 52 meters
- Townsend at 2nd, N side, 4 spaces, metered (by electronic ticket machine)
- Townsend at 2nd, S side, 4 spaces, metered (in front of Tres Agaves Restaurant)
- Townsend at 4th, about 25 unmetered spaces, near the CalTrain station
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SOMA above 7th Street
- 7th St south of Harrison
- 8th St btw Howard & Folsom, in front of SF Moto (smartest place to get your bike serviced -MT)
- 9th St at Bryant (in front of MotoJava)
- 9th St btw Bryant & Harrison, W side, mid-block
- 9th St btw Folsom & Howard, W side (at Desmoto Sport), 8 meters
- 10th St at Market [U], very vulnerable to car traffic
- 10th St btw Mission & Howard
- 10th St btw Folsom & Harrison [L]
- 11th St near Folsom
- Bryant at 7th
- Harrison btw 9th & 10th [U]
- Plum St at Mission, approx 8 spaces
- Valencia at Clinton Park (btw Duboce & 14th), SE corner, 2 meters
- Valencia at Duboce (NW corner)
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Sunset - Inner
- 8th Ave & Irving, 1 meter
- 9th Ave btw Irving & Judah:
   -- East end of parking lot, 4 meters
   -- Southwest corner of parking lot, 1 unmetered space (unofficial)
   -- Two adjacent spots on 9th, 1 metered, one free
- Irving at Arguello, at the Ambulatory Care Center entrance, 4 meters
- Judah, at #331, just east of (uphill from) 9th Ave, rarely used, 2 meters
- Parnassus, at UCSF steps, 3 spaces, usually full by 6:30am
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Sunset - Outer
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Telegraph Hill
- Battery north of Union
- Battery south of Union
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Tenderloin
- Bush at Leavenworth
- Geary btw Taylor & Jones (at Allee Shannon), 3 spaces [U]
- Hyde at Ellis, 6 meters
- Myrtle at Van Ness (at the AMC 1000 Theater), 6 spaces
- Polk at Post
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Union Square
- Geary btw Taylor & Jones (at Allee Shannon), 3 spaces [U]
- Grant btw O'Farrell & Geary
- Grant at Post, NW corner, 6 spaces
- Hyde at Ellis, 6 meters
- Mason btw Geary & O'Farrell
- Mason btw Ellis & Eddy (closer to Ellis), 6 meters
- Mason btw Ellis & Eddy (closer to Eddy), 4 meters
- Post west of Jones
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Waterfront
- Battery north of Union
- Battery south of Union
- The Embarcadero at Green, NW corner, 2 meters
- Greenwich btw Battery & Sansome
- 1701-15 Montgomery at Chestnut, NW corner (Port of San Francisco), 9 meters
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Western Addition
- Duboce at Steiner, on Duboce Park
- Fillmore btw Grove & Hayes, 6 spaces [U]
- Lily St at Buchanan (Lily = midblock street btw Oak & Page)
- Myrtle at Van Ness (at the AMC 1000 Theater), 6 spaces
- Octavia at Page
- Page btw Steiner & Pierce
- Page btw Fillmore & Steiner
- Pine at Divisadero [L]
- Scott at Grove (bottom of westside steps, Alamo Square)
- Steiner near McAllister
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Garages with Motorcycle Parking
- Bank of America (555 California), reserved spaces $110/mo.
- Civic Center (355 McAllister)
- Crocker Galleria (Bush btw Kearny & Montgomery), $65/mo.
- Davies Medical Center (45 Castro), reserved spaces $40/mo.; see Patient Svcs, left lobby
- Ellis-O'Farrell (123 O'Farrell)
- Fifth & Mission (833 Mission) - enter on Minna - $7/day
- Garage Sciences
(Washington near Columbus), spaces for lease $50/mo.
- Golden Gateway (250 Clay), $90/mo.; open only "community hours"
- Holiday Inn SF Central (50 Eighth), garaged spaces $165/mo.
- 75 Howard (near Spear) - $5/day
- Japan Center Garage (1610 Geary) - closes 2:30am Mon-Fri, 3:00am Sat-Sun.
- Motohaus (81 14th St near Folsom) - secured-access indoor spaces from $125/mo, 24 hrs
- Sutter-Stockton (444 Stockton) - difficult bike entrance on Bush - $7/day
- Union Square Garage (enter on Geary btw Stockton & Post) - $6/day (less if < 2 hrs)
- Performing Arts Center (360 Grove)
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