Thursday, November 3, 2011

New Parking Meters Proposal for Downtown UPDATED

 UPDATE 12/7/11:  Most of the new meters are now installed.  The new, later hours will go into effect soonish.  The City is first giving folks a chance to get used to the new meters.  The new hours will be added to the existing signs.

The BOA has approved capital bonding for new parking meter heads with today's technology to replace mechanical meters and allow for "dynamic parking" rates, credit card acceptance, much lower maintenance costs, and many other benefits.  Below is a link to the Memo to Aldermen with an update and map from Jim Travers, interim director of Transportation, Traffic & Parking, which hopefully will clear up confusion regarding the proposal to extend meter times downtown.  I'm confident all changes will include collaboration with and be in the best interest of the many City stakeholders, residents, and New Haven tax payers:

Jim Travers' Memo to Aldermen