City of Alexandria, VA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2008
City of Alexandria Installs Multi-Space Parking Meters
The City of Alexandria’s Department of Transportation and Environmental Services will install state of the art multi-space parking meters in the East Eisenhower-Carlyle area throughout July. These meters will provide short-term parking to support ground floor retail space.
Multi-space parking meters serve several parking spaces in a centralized location. New meters allow convenient payment options by coin or credit card. Multi-space parking meters will increase reliability, lower maintenance costs, and reduce sidewalk clutter.
The city’s East Eisenhower-Carlyle sector plan recommended use of on-street parking meters to encourage parking turnover, which directly coincides with the City’s commitment to providing alternative forms of transportation and public transit.
Follow these four steps to multi-space parking meter use:
1. Insert coins (quarters or dollar coins) or credit card (Visa, Master Card, or Discover).
Effective July 1, all parking meter rates in the city will be $1.00 per hour, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.