Monday, March 22, 2010

Parking Meter Update

As we mentioned more than a week ago, it was rumored that the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) was going to raise meter rates on 5th and 7th Avenues to $2.50 per hour during peak times.

According to the Brooklyn Paper, though, last Wednesday DOT met with the Transportation Committee of Community Board Six, seeking feedback on the pilot "Park Smart" program. During that meeting, it was announced that meter rates would remain at $1.50, for now. It seems that the increase to $1.50, along with the installation of MUNI meters, has improved the parking condition along the avenues sufficiently.

For full coverage of the meeting, click here.

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