The first set of 30 new Downtown parking meters have been installed on High Street, which will go into service on Monday, November 19th at 9am. A total of 120 parking meters will be installed on High Street between Goodale Street and Mound Street by the summer of 2013. The meters are being placed in locations to better accomodate shopping, dining for Downtown visitors.
“More convenient parking will make shops and restaurants along High Street more accessible and downtown more active and vibrant,” said Mayor Michael B. Coleman. “Downtown will become more walkable for visitors because they can park closer to destinations on or near High Street.”
Keep in mind that parking at High Street meters is prohibited during weekday rush hour from 7am to 9am and from 4pm to 6pm. These parking restrictions are designed to allow cars and buses to more easily commute along the High Street corridor during peak hours.
All 120 of the new parking meters will accept credit and debit cards and will have three-hour limits.
The installation of parking meters on High Street is one project detailed in the larger Downtown Action Plan, which aims to reconfigure Downtown streets to be safer, more multimodal and pedestrian friendly.
To learn more about the Downtown Action Plan, click here to read our three-part interview.