Parking Meter Phase Out
The familiar parking meter is about to expire, city officials said.
Single-space meters are disappearing from the streets of Queens, replaced by new, Muni-Meters that offer more time at higher prices for motorists.
The city Department of Transportation (DOT) announced recently that it is phasing out single space meters that have served generations of New York City drivers.
DOT crews began their local phase out in mid-July, removing meters from sidewalks on Steinway Street, Broadway, 30th Avenue, 31st Avenue, Newtown Road and on side streets between 31st and 44th Streets, from Broadway to 30th Avenues.
DOT crews are scheduled to begin the phase out in Long Island City in mid-August, removing single space meters from 34th Avenue to Northern Boulevard, and on side streets from Crescent Street to Steinway Street, an agency spokesperson said.
Motorists are advised to look for newly installed Muni Meters when parking in the indicated areas. “Street meters that appear out of service may have been disconnected,” the spokesperson said.
All street meters and Muni Meters currently reflect the city’s parking meter rate hike, requiring $1 for one hour of parking and 25 cents for 15 minutes of parking.
For information on Muni Meter use and locations, call 311.