Parking in Shadyside Business District


The Shadyside Chamber of Commerce & Henne Jewelers are happy to offer FREE VALET PARKING on the following dates:

Saturday 12/7 10a-6p
Saturday 12/14 10a-6p
Saturday 12/21 10a-6P
Monday 12/23 10a-8p
Tuesday 12/24 10a-4p

The Pittsburgh Parking Authority also offers free parking in their metered lots and on-street metered spaces on December 25th and December 26th.


Parking options in Shadyside are as diverse as the businesses here.

In addition to Pay by License regulated spaces, we also offer:

  • FREE 2 hour parking on residential streets just off of Walnut, Ellsworth and South Highland. Look for the green permit signs for details.
  • Pay Parking Lots located between Bellefonte and Ivy, parallel to Walnut Street. Park for up to ten hours using the electronic Pay-by-License Plate Number machines.
  • 2 Large Parking Garages. One is located on on Bellefonte Street, and a second on Ellsworth Avenue.

Parking in Shadyside

Now Available to Shadyside Visitors:
Pay for Parking with your Phone!

pgh parking app

If you don’t want to use the app, there are convenient pay by license machines located around the business district.

FAQs about the Pay-by-License Machine:

When are meters enforced? On-street and in Lots?

A. On-Street Meters 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday – Saturday.

Lots: 8:00am to 10:00pm Monday – Saturday.


Q. What is the rate?

A. The hourly and minute rate is different depending on which neighborhood you are in. Rates are posted on the Meter Screen Display. In Shadyside, the rate is on metered spaces is $1.00 per hour.

Q. Can you pay with credit cards?

A. Yes, the new meters/kiosks accept credit cards (Visa or MasterCard) as well as quarters but not dollar bills.

Q. Can you pay at any multi space meter?
A. Yes, you can pay at any meter within the same district (defined as an area with the same rate and time limit).

Q. Is a receipt issued?

A. Not automatically, RECEIPTS are OPTIONAL; you must follow the prompt on the screen to print a receipt.

Q. Do you need to place the receipt on your dashboard?

A. No, the receipt does NOT need to be placed on your dashboard, keep it for your records only.

Q. How do you add time to the meter?

A. When paying by QUARTERS, time will be automatically added for each quarter that is inserted. When paying by CREDIT CARD you add time by dollar increments by pressing the $1.00 button or by pressing the maximum button.

Q. Do individuals with Disability have to pay to park?

A. Yes, individuals with a disability have to pay to park. But as mandated by the State they are entitled to receive 60 minutes in excess of the time they purchase. The individuals must display a valid handicap placard or the vehicle must have a handicap license plate.

Q. Are the meter screens lit during the evening?

A. Yes, when any button is pressed the meter screen will light for the duration of the transaction.

Q. Does the meter accept mixed payments? Coins and Credit Card?

A. Yes, but you must first enter Quarters then you can finish the transaction with a Credit Card.

Q. If the license number is entered incorrectly can it be corrected?

A. Yes, before your transaction is completed you can either use the back space key to make corrections or cancel the entire transaction by pressing the red “X” button and start over.

Q. How does the parking Enforcement Officer know I paid?

A. All the license plates entered in to the meter are transferred to the officer’s handhelds for payment verification.

Q. Can a ticket be contested?

A. Yes, by calling Pittsburgh Court at 866-353-7151 (the phone number is also located on the ticket) to schedule a hearing.

FAQs provided by The Pittsburgh Parking Authority.

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