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You'll find convenient parking in downtown Redwood City, with several lots, garages, and on-street spaces to meet your parking needs. Click on a link below to learn more.

Latest Update: Downtown Parking Rate Changes (as of August 4, 2014)

"Parker" Mobile App Pilot Program Implemented

Other Recent Updates

Parking Overview

Where is parking located? How much does it cost? Click here for information.


How do I use the Pay-by-Space meters? What is PayByPhone? Click here to find out.

Monthly Permits

If you're a frequent downtown parker, click here for more information about permits.

The Big Picture

What's important in designing a parking plan, and what's next for Redwood City's parking program? Click here to learn about this and more.


Free Parking

Click here to learn where (and when) to find free parking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do different parking areas have different hourly rates? Do meters give change? Click here for answers to these and other questions.

Directions to Downtown:

By Car
Highway 101

  • Traveling south: From north of Redwood City, take the Whipple Avenue exit off Highway 101. The off-ramp becomes Veterans Boulevard so at the light proceed straight for another quarter of a mile or so and then turn right on Middlefield Road.
  • Traveling north: From south of Redwood City, take the Woodside Road exit off Highway 101, continue on Woodside Road south for about a half mile, and then turn right on Middlefield Road. After another half-mile or so you'll be in downtown.

Interstate 280 – From north or south of Redwood City, take the Woodside Road exit. Head north on Woodside Road for about three miles, and turn left on Middlefield Road.

By Train
Caltrain - The Redwood City Caltrain stop is right in the heart of Downtown.

BART – Bay Area Rapid Transit doesn't extend to Redwood City, but BART riders can transfer to Caltrain at the Millbrae BART station and take Caltrain to downtown Redwood City.

By Bus
SamTrans has multiple routes that provide access to Downtown Redwood City.

Traffic and Transportation:

Click on, the one-stop phone and web source for up-to-the-minute Bay Area traffic, transit, rideshare, and bicycling information. For information on's mobile apps, click here.

Visit our Commuter Information page for additional links to commute information, transportation agencies, and airports.

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