WRAL Reports Bull City to Start Charging for Downtown Street Parking
February 6, 2017
"DURHAM, N.C. — Get ready to pay a bit more for on-street parking in downtown Durham. Beginning Feb. 27, the Bull City will debut parking meters for about 1,000 spaces located throughout the downtown area.
City officials say many of the meters will have a time limit enforced during peak usage hours to encourage faster turnover.According to Durham Parking Management Division Administrator Thomas Leathers, the installation of the meters comes after a recommendation made in a comprehensive parking study.
"If you’ve been downtown lately, you’ve seen just how busy it is and how scarce our on-street parking has become,” Leathers said in a statement. “Through the implementation of this new metered parking, we’re going to provide more access to downtown parking with the added convenience of having multiple ways to pay.”
The on-street parking will be a combination of single-space parking meters and multi-space pay stations that will accept credit and debit cards, cash and coins. They will also be compatible with Passport's pay-by-phone app.The on-street hourly parking rate will be..."Click to read more on WRAL