City parking meters already offer a five-minute grace period. But now a city councilman wants to ease the mad dash for the meter at the end of the day by rounding up, in some cases, your final parking payment.
It may have happened to you. After you pay for parking you put the receipt on your dashboard but it doesn’t always stay.
A new bill calls for the meters to be deactivated when parking rules are not in effect or when receipt paper is not available.
Currently, if a driver deposits cash into a Muni Meter when payment isn’t required, there’s no way to get a refund.
Parking agents will be required to invalidate tickets on the spot if the driver can produce a muni-meter receipt purchased within five minutes of when a ticket was issued.
The bill would allow drivers to hold on to their receipts and park in spaces with the same meter rates.
Drivers in the city know what it’s like to cut it close at the muni-meters or get one of the much-maligned stickeds on their cars. Now, after the City Council vote, New Yorkers will get a break.
Rules say if you’ve purchased a Muni-Meter ticket for your parked car and leave the space with time remaining on the receipt, you can then park in another Muni-Meter space for the minutes remaining. But those rules may be changing.
A Brooklyn assemblyman is hoping to end what he calls a parking meter “shell game” that he says has been ripping off New Yorkers.
City Council Votes To Give Grace Period For Muni-Meter Parking, End Alternate Side Violation Stickers
City Council has passed what they’re calling a fair parking legislative package consisting of three bills aimed at making parking a little easier in New York City.
Time’s up for parking meters in New York City. Department of Transportation workers will remove the last single space parking meter in Manhattan today.
According to the DOT, drivers can buy time from a meter on any street in the city and use remaining time on another street. But Assemblyman William Colton says parking enforcement officials are not honoring that policy.
The owner of Quality Florist on Columbus Avenue says there are no Muni Meters on the block and that meter maids mistakenly have written up ticket after ticket.