Charlottesville Parking Meter Program Restarts Jan. 2

Posted: Updated: Dec 28, 2017 12:49 PM
Parking meter along Market Street in Charlottesville (FILE IMAGE) Parking meter along Market Street in Charlottesville (FILE IMAGE)

Drivers will be back to having to pay to park along several Charlottesville streets Tuesday.

The parking meter pilot program picks back up at 8 a.m. Tuesday, January 2.

The program, which includes 105 on-street spots around the Downtown Mall, had been suspended for the holiday season.

Payments can also now be made from your cellphone by using an app or calling a telephone number listed on the meter.

The program is scheduled to run through March 5.

City of Charlottesville Press Release:

The City of Charlottesville announced today that its parking meter pilot program will restart on Tuesday January, 2nd at 8 a.m. The program had been temporarily suspended from Friday November, 17th through the holidays.

In addition, a new payment option using the Parkmobile app is now available. Customers can make payment at a meter from a phone using either a mobile app or by calling a telephone number on the meter. This may be a useful service for those who routinely use the meters and prefer to pay by credit card.

The parking meter pilot program was launched on September 5th as a tool for better managing mobility in the downtown area. The program, which covers 105 on-street parking spaces surrounding the mall, is part of the city's Parking Action Plan. Additional on-street parking remains free outside of the signed pilot area and the first hour of parking is free at the Market Street Parking Garage. Visitors staying longer than 2 hours are encouraged to use the parking garage.

More information about parking downtown can be found online here.

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