New Parking Meters On East Side Of High Street To Go Into Service Monday
Forty-three new parking meters along the east side of High Street between Goodale Street and Mound Street will go into service Monday, December 3, 2012, at 9 a.m. The new meters bring to 73 the number of parking meters that have gone into service on High Street between Goodale and Mound streets in the last two weeks. The first 30 meters were activated along the west side of High Street on November 19. The 73 parking meters are part of a total of 120 meters that will be installed on both sides of High Street between Goodale and Mound streets by the summer of 2013, weather permitting. The new meters on High Street will provide parking spaces that will make shopping and dining on and near High Street more convenient for downtown visitors.
Parking at meters on High Street between Goodale Street and Mound Street is prohibited weekdays between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., allowing COTA buses to travel curb lanes free of parked vehicles to drop-off and pick up riders.
Department of Public Service crews began installation of the parking meters in October. The City continues to work closely with COTA on the transit agency’s plans for movement of any bus stops along High Street where the parking meters are still to be installed. Additional meters along both sides of High Street will be installed during the winter and next spring after building construction areas along the roadway are cleared and COTA completes installation of new bus shelters.
All 120 of the new parking meters on High Street will be the new smart meters that accept credit and debit cards, pre-paid parking cards that are sold by the City and coins. All 120 of the new meters will be three-hour meters.
The new parking meters on High Street between Goodale and Mound streets are part of the City’s Downtown Action Plan which focuses on making downtown streets safer and more pedestrian and bicycle friendly.