Raynell Cooper
Residential Parking Policy Manager,
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)

Counting Cars: Collecting, Mapping, and Explaining On-Street Residential Parking:

Without marked spaces, consistent methodologies, or standardized metrics, making sense of parking occupancy data on residential streets – and making it make sense to the public – is a heavy lift with lots of complex issues to solve.

About Raynell Cooper

Raynell Cooper manages policy for San Francisco’s Residential Parking Permit program, overseeing the maintenance and reform of a program used by tens of thousands of San Franciscans each year. He also is on the Board of Directors of the Parking Reform Network, a non-profit organization advocating for smarter parking policies, and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, which supports cycling as everyday transportation in San Francisco. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from the George Washington University and a master’s in Community Planning from the University of Maryland.


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