The Car-Free Living Program is a first-of-its-kind partnership that encourages residents to use public transportation and ride share. By getting more people into fewer cars, we can provide a more affordable alternative to car ownership. It’s all part of our efforts to build the first, large-scale, sustainable community in San Francisco where going car-free is more than a possibility.
When you participate in the Parkmerced Car-Free Living program, you’ll:
Reduce your dependence on cars
Make your commute easier and more affordable
Ease traffic congestion by taking cars off the street
Improve your carbon footprint
A: You must have an Uber account to join the program. If you don’t currently have an Uber account, you can sign up here. If you don’t have a Clipper card, find out how to get one here. You will need your Uber user name/password, and, if you plan to use Clipper, your Clipper card number for enrollment.
A: Yes. The $100 allocation will be evenly distributed between all roommates. Once participants enter into the Car-Free Living Portal, they can transfer any amount of their portion on to another roommate.
A: Your Uber allotment will be made in $10 increments and will be good for up to $5 per ride. For example, if your UberPool trip costs $8.50, you’ll only pay $3.50 for that trip.
A: The Uber allocation is only good for the current month. If the entire allotment isn’t utilized during that monthly timeframe, it will be forfeited and you will receive your new promo code(s) for the following month. Clipper card allotments will roll over if not completely utilized within the monthly timeframe.
A: No, once you have given a portion to one of your roommates, the only way to get that allocation back is for your roommate to transfer it back to you.
A: Within the Car-Free Living Portal, your initial allocation will become your default unless you opt to change it, which you can do at any time. If you change your allocation, you must make the change by the 26th of the month, and the change won’t go into effect until the next month.
A: You must set your Uber & Clipper allocations by the 26th of each month. You will then receive credits on the first day of the following month for Uber and by the 10th day of the following month for Clipper.
San Francisco is the second most walkable large city in the US and despite the hills, it’s very bikeable. To keep your bicycles safe, we have five bike racks in the Higuera garage and bike rooms in every tower.