You can park and end trips in almost any approved space in the Gig’s original HomeZone.
- 2+ hour parking in Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, and Albany
- Public, residential permit, and metered street spots are fine. Public lots are not.
- In Sacramento, you can park in any legal street parking spot (not red, blue, yellow, or posted with other restrictions) that permits parking for 1 hour or longer. Check the street signs — if the signs are red, you need a new spot. If they're green, you're good to go!
- Designated spots in San Francisco, and BART station parking lots.
- If you’re taking a Gig and parking it in a private, off-street parking area — like a driveway, an underground garage, office building, mall, or apartment complex — you must choose “Park and Come Back” in the app. You can’t end your trip in these restricted-access areas.
- Mind the curb; don’t park there if it's red, yellow, blue, green, or white. You also can't end trips in private or public parking lots (unless we have designated parking).
- Some areas are Red Zoned, meaning you can't end a trip there. If you're parked near a Red Zone, sometimes the app won't let you end your trip and you’ll have to call Member Support.
Remember, don't park within 12 hours of city services (like street sweeping or leaf pick-up), and be sure to read the signs carefully. Otherwise, restricted parking spaces are always a no-go (handicapped, loading/unloading, vanpool, etc.). Also, beware of underground or concrete parking structures, they often have low cell service and you might not be able to lock/unlock the car without your Gig Card. So, it’s better to just avoid those situations. Remember, you’re always required to obey all the usual signage, restrictions, and bylaws. You’re also on the hook for any tickets or tows if you park illegally or if you end a trip in a time-restricted spot.