City of Alexandria, VA
Multi-Space Parking Meters
Multi-space parking meters have replaced most single-space devices in Old Town. The rate at multi-space meters is $1.75 per hour, and the rate at single-space meters is $1.25 per hour.
The new meters require less maintenance by City technicians; reduce visual “clutter” on the streetscape; and reduce the need to retrieve and process large amounts of cash.
To use a multi-space meter, purchase time at a pay station and receive a paper slip to display on the passenger-side of your dashboard. There are one or two pay stations on each side of a block in which spaces are metered. These blocks are also indicated by new blue signs. Multi-space meters offer many new conveniences:
Metered street spaces in Old Town require payment Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and are free on Sundays and state holidays. Metered street spaces in Carlyle require payment Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and are free on Saturdays, Sundays, and state holidays.
This staff presentation includes information on multispace meters, costs and revenues, and installation timelines.