The City of Burlington provides more than 1,400 municipal public parking spaces in downtown Burlington to serve the needs of business, special events, tourism and visitors. In 2016, the
convenience of parking downtown will be made even easier with the installation of new pay-by-plate parking machines throughout the downtown.
The new parking machines will replace the 300 individual street parking meters. Each new station will manage multiple parking spaces. The same machines will also be installed at municipal parking lots in the downtown.
Features of the new pay-by-plate parking stations include:
• Payment by cash or credit card (VISA, MasterCard and Amex)
• A new mobile app that enables users to add time to their initial purchase remotely from a mobile device
• Wireless monthly parking permits and the ability to renew permits online instead of in-person
• No longer a need to display paper parking receipts on the dashboard
Installation of the new parking stations is anticipated in spring 2016. The street parking meters will be replaced first, followed by the parking machines in the municipal parking lots.
So what’s going to happen to all those old meter poles? City staff are looking to use about 35 of them as refurbished bike racks. Got an idea for where the bike racks should be? Leave it below.