St. Paul, Minn. – There’s a serious need to do something about the parking meters in the city of St. Paul. As a result, the city is planning to replace almost 1200 parking meters, but they’re not getting new meters. The new plan is kiosks, and it’s going to cost those who regularly park on the city’s busiest streets quite a bit more.
The plan is to have a central place where people will pay to park in their spot. There will be no need to attach a receipt to the dashboard any more, but the price will go up by at least $.25 per hour.
One convenient aspect of the kiosk system is that it will accept credit cards and debit cards. People will no longer be able to use up the time someone else paid for though, a convenience people who park at meters often enjoy. That is because when you park you will not be able to tell what time the last person paid for. There will be a public meeting to discuss the proposal for the change.