Vallejo Ferry Parking
Paid Parking at the Vallejo Waterfront Garage and Lots.
Effective August 1, 2013 The City of Vallejo started charging Vallejo Ferry Riders a parking fee for parking in the City of Vallejo owned parking lots and garages. You have a choice of paying $5 a day or $20 a month.
Valid times are 5am to 9pm. Monthly parking pass holders can extend their space overnight for an additional $4. With crime the way it is in Vallejo, this may or may not be a smart move.
Vallejo’s Police Department will be responsible for enforcing the paid parking areas. Of course we all wonder how in the heck that’s going to happen with the handful of Policemen on duty at any given time.
If you can’t figure out how to use the fee taking machines or how the parking system works, you can always go the City of Vallejo website and see if they still have the video up: www.ci.vallejo.ca.us.
The City and Baylink claim that eventually all surface parking lots will be replaced with additional parking garages so they can build a more happy go lucky and vibrant community. Hmmmm. They have a long way to go to get downtown Vallejo re-vitalized. Long road ahead.
Here’s a handout on how to pay for parking.
You can also just go to Park Mobile Site and sign up, pay for your monthly parking pass, and give them your information including your license plate number. Then you can find your Vallejo Ferry Parking spot. You can also visit Baylink Ferry for their instructions, and also file any complaints you might have.
Paid Parking at the Vallejo Ferry Waterfront Garage & Lots begins Thursday August 1st, 2013
From the pdf file at Baylink Vallejo Ferry Website
Starting Thursday, August 1st, drivers parking at Vallejo Ferry waterfront parking facilities will begin paying a daily or monthly fee. Paid parking covers the cost of maintenance and increased security at the new ferry waterfront parking garage. The daily fee will be $5 (up to 24 hours) with monthly passes (valid from 5 am to 9 pm, per calendar month) available for $20.
Monthly parkers will be able to extend their space overnight for $4. There will not be any daily or monthly parking fee prorations. These prices were set at the lowest possible rate to cover ongoing operation and maintenance of the new garage facility, and included an extensive public outreach process comprised of four public workshops and numerous stakeholder interviews as a part of the greater parking management plan completed by the City and its consultants.
Starting August 1st, drivers parking at waterfront parking facilities will pay to park. The daily fee will be $5, with the option to purchase a monthly pass for $20 (approximately $1 per work day). Overnight parking for Monthly parkers and Monthly Vallejo Ferry Commuters will be available for $4.00. Additionally, paid parking will be enforced by the Vallejo Police Department.
Where is my money going?
The City of Vallejo will dedicate all revenue collected from parking fees to operate the parking system, including maintenance and security at the new waterfront andVallejo Ferry parking garage. In this way, those who pay the parking charges will benefit directly from a better parking experience.
How do I pay?
Daily parkers will use the new pay machines stationed at convenient locations around the surface parking lots and in the garage. Both daily and monthly parkers may also pay for their parking using the new Parkmobile system. Customers can register for free at www.parkmobile.com or download the mobile app. Once registered, they can use the mobile app, the internet, or a toll free number to pay for parking. They can also select the option to receive alerts and reminders 15 minutes prior to expiration of their parking session.
Motorists who paid for parking using their phone or the internet will not need to use the pay machines and after parking their vehicle can proceed directly to their bus, Bayline Vallejoy Ferry, or other destination. How do the parking pay machines work? Drivers paying the daily parking fee will simply input their license plate numbers into any pay machine and proceed to their destination.
From 6 am to 9 am during the first two days of paid parking, City of Vallejo staff and trained ambassadors will be stationed at various locations throughout the parking facilities including the Ferry Parking Garage and parking lots directly accross from the Vallejo Ferry Building to ensure drivers understand the new system and provide assistance if needed. Additionally, a demonstration video can be found on the City’s website at www.ci.vallejo.ca.us . How does paid parking fit into the City of Vallejo’s plans for the waterfront? The City of Vallejo is working to create a more vibrant and pedestrian friendly waterfront with a combination of housing, retail, and offices.
The ferry parking garage, which is being built in phases, will eventually replace all surface parking lots at the waterfront, thus opening these areas for new development. Paid parking ensures that the garage will be properly maintained and secured as the City moves forward with its plans for the waterfront.