After successful tests in other business districts in the City, Minneapolis is expanding the program into Uptown and Lyn-Lake this year. Those seeking curb side parking should expect a central pay station on each side of the street that accepts cash and credit cards.
Users enter their stall number, which is marked on posts by their space, then select the time they want and pay. A receipt is proof of payment but users are not required to return to their vehicle to display any proof of payment.
Hours of enforcement and rates are changing to:
– Monday through Saturday 8am to midnight (from 10pm)
– $1 per hour until 6pm
– $2 per hour after 6pm
Time limits will remain 2 hours until 6pm and 4 hours after 6pm.
The meters should go live around March 21st but keep using the existing meters until the new system is operational.
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