LA Express Park™ Rate Changes April 6, 2015

LA Express Park™, a smart-parking program from the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), is updating parking meter rates and implementing a time-of-day pricing strategy on additional blocks in Downtown to improve parking management.

Wireless sensors continue tracking Downtown street parking activity around the clock. Using these data, parking meter rates will be adjusted on the first Monday of April 2015 to better match the price of parking to the demand on each block and each side of the street. The overall goal of the LA Express Park™ program is to improve parking availability and reduce the time spent hunting for parking in order to cut down on traffic congestion and pollution in Downtown L.A.

On Monday, April 6th, LADOT will update parking meter rates throughout Downtown and extend time-of-day rates to 62 additional blocks. Overall, the average hourly rate in the project area will increase slightly from $1.81/hr. to $1.82. The average hourly rate will decrease at 11% of the spaces in the project area, increase at 10% and the remaining 79% of spaces will have no rate change. After this rate change, over 4,100 spaces Downtown will have a rate of $0.50/hr. at some point during the week.

Parking meters with time-of-day rates have different hourly rates matching the parking demand in the morning, midday, evenings and weekends. The parking meter or pay station screen will show the current rates that apply on the day and times you are parking. And don’t worry; the meter will do the math for you if your parking spans different rate periods, so you will always know how much time you are buying.

Beginning this month all meters in Downtown will have the prepay function enabled. With this feature drivers parking prior to the start of meter enforcement hours can pay at the time they park but the meter will not begin applying the payment until enforcement hours begin. Note that this feature cannot be used if there is a No Parking period prior to the start of enforcement hours.

Rate maps showing the hourly rates during each period can be downloaded from

On the website, you will also find a real-time parking map and links to smartphone apps that help you find current rates and open parking spaces and even let you pay for your meter remotely. Explore the website to learn more about the LA Express Park™ program and find out how you can “save time, park smarter” in Downtown L.A.

Average Hourly Rates

APRIL 2015 Overall Rate Changes - Average Hourly Rates

Average Hourly Rate Changes

APRIL 2015 Overall Rate Changest - Average Rate Change

Time of Day Rates

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Time of Day Rate Changes

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