In response to the changes in parking patterns, parking rates within LA Express Park have been reduced in many areas. Parking meters remain enforced to reduce congestion and improve parking availability for local businesses. Restaurants offering takeout and delivery can still apply for a Temporary Food Pick-Up Zone here at no charge.
The average rates in Westwood decreased from $1.65 to $1.25. The average rates in Venice decreased from $1.52 to $1.12. The average rates in Hollywood decreased from $1.76 to $1.29. The average rates in Downtown LA decreased from $2.12 to $1.69. The metered spaces with new rates effective April 20th, 2020 are shown in the diagrams below.
Many parking meters in these areas utilize different hourly rates matching the parking demand during separate time intervals. All parking meter and pay station screens will display the applicable rate and the maximum session time allowed depending on the time-of-day. Please follow posted signage for current time limits and parking restrictions. Meters and pay stations will be equipped to calculate the applicable rates for you if your parking period spans different rate periods.
If you need to park, but would like to avoid touching the meter, look out for stickers such as this one showing which app can be used to pay for your parking session. Only meters with a Parkmobile or Parksmarter sticker can accept payment at this time.
For more information on parking during these uncertain times, head to our Parking during COVID-19 page. Stay safe and healthy.
LA Express Park™, the City of Los Angeles’ intelligent parking management program, is updating the hourly meter rates in Hollywood to improve the parking availability and reduce congestion in the neighborhood.
On average, the rates will go down in the morning and will go up for the rest of the day. The current average overall hourly rate in Hollywood area is $1.62 per hour. With the rate change, this will increase by $0.23 to $1.85 per hour. For the morning, the average rate is expected to decrease from $1.33 to $1.14 per hour. For the rest of the day, the average rate will increase from $1.69 to $2.03 per hour. These new rates will go into effect on August 12, 2019.
Please pay attention to the parking signs on the block where you will be parking as the end of enforcement hours on Friday and Saturday in Hollywood extends to midnight on some of the meters.
Here in Hollywood, you can also pay for parking using an app on your phone! For multi-space pay stations (meters where you have to enter your space number), you can use ParkMobile to pay. For single-space meters, you can use ParkSmarter.
Parking meters with time-of-day rates have different hourly rates matching the parking demand during each time interval. All parking meter and pay station screens will display the current rate and the maximum time allowed for parking for every meter space depending on the time-of-day. Meters and pay stations will be equipped to calculate the applicable rates for you if your parking period spans different rate periods.
Also remember that LA Express Park expanded to the Venice neighborhood on July 22nd. More information can be found by clicking here.
Have fun and enjoy your time here in this world-famous neighborhood!