Multi-space parking meters on W. 6th enhance walkability

W. 6th Street has a new multi-space parking meter system between Lakeside Avenue and St. Clair Avenue. The system, which was installed on Thursday, April 3, 2014,replaces the 36 individual parking meters that were removed before the streetscape project last year.

“Using automated multi-space meters provides additional payment options for motorists and makes the sidewalks more pedestrian-friendly,” said Public Works Director Michael Cox. “By reducing the number of meters on the sidewalk, we’re enhancing the streetscape work that was completed last year.”

Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Councilman Joe Cimperman at the launch of the W. 6th Street enhancement project in 2013.

Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Councilman Joe Cimperman at the launch of the W. 6th Street enhancement project in 2013.

Motorists can pay with coins or credit cards at any of the five automated meters and will receive a time stamped receipt to place on their car dashboard. Paid parking at these meters is required between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays and costs 75 cents per hour with a two hour maximum.

City parking supervisors will be on duty Monday, April 7, 2014 to assist motorists with the new system.