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Avoid $225 fines and towing by avoiding residential areas

Berkeley, California (Wednesday, September 25, 2019) - People who drive into town for Friday night's Cal home football game should avoid parking in certain residential areas starting at 3pm to avoid increased fines and new tow-away areas.

Avoid parking in areas where you don't have a residential permit. Better yet, use BART or AC Transit and find alternative modes that reduce traffic and are better for our climate.  

Parking fines for those without residential permits are now $225 and tow-away areas have been added in various sections of Residential Parking Permit Zones B, D, F, G and I. See larger images of the enforcement map and parking garage options.   2019-09-25 PW Game Day Parking

Check posted signs for restrictions.

A City analysis of game day parking south of campus confirmed what many knew anecdotally: game day parking overwhelmed certain neighborhoods compared to other days. This was especially true in areas closest to campus (RPP Zones B, D, and I). In addition, some parked and blocked access to driveways. A proposal for these changes was presented at City Council and approved on May 14, 2019.

For UC Berkeley's home football games, enforcement hours start as
early as 8 a.m. and last
until 11 p.m. New signs
have been installed to reflect
the new parking restrictions.   2019-09-25  PW Game DayGarage options

If you applied for your residential parking permit online, you can check your status through our online portal. For those who applied by mail or in person, call 3-1-1 inside city limits or 510-981-2489.

Visitors can refer to the Parking Options for UC Berkeley Game Days flyer for information on where to park on game days. Additionally, Cal Bears partners with BART, Lyft, and others to provide discounts and encourage the use of alternative modes of transportation-see the Cal sports website for details.


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