Are you ready for parking in Hillcrest to be easier than ever before? The Uptown Community Parking District has spent over a year designing a comprehensive parking plan just for you. ParkHillcrest launched March 14, 2013 and provides the following services with more the come!
- Ride the FREE trolley
- Find your secret spot
- Discover who validates
- Learn how to find the best rates
- Connect to new biking options
ParkHillcrest is a campaign designed by the Uptown Community Parking District that strives to inform the public of the availability and accessibility of parking in Hillcrest.
About Uptown Community Parking District
The Uptown Parking Advisory Board is elected from members of the various neighborhood committees. Their plans address parking inventory/supply, uniformity of parking allocation, traffic circulation, public information, public transit and comprehensive system management.
For more information visit http://parkuptownsd.org/
Q: How do I validate a parking ticket?
A: Participating restaurants/businesses will be able to validate once a purchase is made.
Q: How do I become a business that validates parking?
A: Contact Ben Verdugo at 619-846-5754
Q: What is the FREE trolley service running in Hillcrest?
A: The Hillcrest Trolley is a FREE service that operates Friday and Saturdays from 5 PM to 11 PM and Sundays 9 AM to 2 PM.
It’s easy to park in Hillcrest with free after-hours parking at the DMV parking lot and ride the trolley to your destination in the business core. Download the mobile app to find out more about trolley stops and for live trolley tracking.
Did you know…….?
Parking on public streets and alleys is regulated by the San Diego Municipal Code (PDF: 43K) and the California Vehicle Code.To report illegal parking in your neighborhood, call (619)531-2000.
The following general provisions of law apply whether or not there are signs or curb markings present:
- No vehicle may be parked continuously at one location on any public roadway for more than 72 hours.
- Parking is prohibited in alleys, except for the purpose of actively unloading goods or passengers, unless the alley is specifically designated as an alley parking zone.
- Parking of heavy duty commercial vehicles is prohibited in residential areas, unless the vehicle is loading or unloading goods or has a service call in the immediate vicinity.
- Parking unattached semi-trailers or auxiliary dollies on any street is prohibited except while loading/unloading (camp or utility trailers not included).
- Parking is prohibited in an intersection or a crosswalk, within 15 feet of a fire station driveway or fire hydrant, in front of a public or private driveway, on a sidewalk or parkway, on the roadway side of a parked vehicle (double parking), in a bus stop, in a tunnel, upon a bridge (unless otherwise posted) or in such a manner that obstructs the free use of the street.
- Parking is prohibited in a center median strip, unless signs are posted permitting parking on the median.
- Parking is prohibited in front of a public or private driveway (even your own driveway).
- Wheel cramping is required on all grades over 3% (hills) with or without the presence of signs. Block your wheels diagonally against the curb by turning your wheels into the curb when facing downhill and out to the street when facing uphill.
- Be aware of signage when you park. Read all signs…they may include time frame restrictions and other parking guidelines.
- Street sweeping signs are posted in areas of the City where there is a routine street sweeping schedule. Parking is prohibited on the designated days for the entire time posted on the sign.