Parking & Transportation

Parking & Transportation


From navigating where to park to driving our City streets, we’ve got you covered so that you can keep moving.


Downtown Parking

Downtown Parking Upgrades

The City of Chico is deploying a new parking management system for metered locations around the downtown and campus areas.  Users can pay with coin or card through Smart Meter Kiosks, smart Meters, and via mobile payment using the Passport Mobile application. 

For information on how to utilize the kiosks, Click HERE.

The Smart Meter Kiosks are in parking lots and in the downtown core.  Over the next 2-3 months, additional units will be deployed to the remaining areas.  Remaining meters on blocks with newly installed kiosks will be removed by the end of the overall deployment.  

What You Need to Know:

  • Go live: February 27, 2023 
  • Enforcement resumes:  February 27, 2023
  • All metered locations will accept Passport Mobile application payments.     

We ask for your patience during construction activities which may include noise, crews and equipment, and coned-off areas.                    


Experience Chico by Bike

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The City of Chico encourages the use of bicycles for transportation, recreation and fitness. The City’s Traffic Division provides accommodations for bicyclists on many roads, like the numerous bike racks in the downtown area and the dozens of bike paths and bike lanes throughout the city.


Streets, Sidewalks, and Alley Grading

Our street maintenance section is responsible for maintaining more than 300 miles of streets and includes repairing potholes, eliminating hazardous sidewalk conditions with temporary repairs, repairing pavement failures prior to resurfacing or replacement, grading shoulders and alleys, graffiti removal in the public right-of-way, and responding to other emergency street conditions as needed.


Signals, Streetlights, Markings & Signs

Traffic Signals

Please call us immediately if you see a traffic signal out or not operating properly. (530) 894-4200, Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm or (530) 897-4911 after hours.

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