Flowbird: City of Columbus Replacing Parking Meters with Pay-by-Plate Kiosks
Beginning in May, the City of Columbus will begin replacing parking meters with new pay-by-plate kiosks.
The city said the new kiosks will modernize and streamline the payment process for customers. Mobile payment using the ParkColumbus app will continue to be an option.
The Division of Parking Services will begin meter removal on May 3 in the Brewery District, then move north through downtown Columbus, the Short North Arts District and the University District as kiosks are installed.
The city said by the end of May, mobile payment and kiosks will completely replace meter payment.
A limited number of disabled-accessible meters and 30-minute meters will remain in place.
“The City of Columbus continues to enhance the customer experience for on-street parking by adding greater convenience with better technology tools,” Jennifer L. Gallagher, Director of the Department of Public Service, said. “A modernized system supports equitable access and turnover as our city—and curb lane demand—keep growing.”
The city said after parking, customers can identify their mobile pay zone using street signs where they parked, walked to the nearest kiosk, enter their license plate number and pay using their credit or debit card or coins.
They may even add time to their parking spot when using the new kiosks in the Downtown, Brewery, Short North and University Districts. Link to original post
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