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Pay stations simplify parking in Moore Square

Posted May 20, 2010

— Visitors to downtown Raleigh's Moore Square began paying for parking in a new way Thursday.

Pay stations, which serve as on place to pay for multiple parking spots have been installed around the square at the request of nearby businesses.

Each parking space is numbered, and a single pay station handles payments for several spaces within a block. The stations are already in use in other parts of downtown.

The pay stations don't require payments between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. weekdays and on weekends, when on-street parking is free, but people arriving after 6 a.m. weekdays can pre-pay for their parking, with the pay stations charging against the payment after 8 a.m.

Downtown visitors can use the stations to pay for parking time in 15-minute increments, from 25 cents for 15 minutes up to $2 for two hours, depending on how much time is allowed for a particular parking space.

The pay stations accept change and Visa and Mastercard payments. The minimum payment amount for credit card users is $1.


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  • lzardbeth May 20, 2010

    Simplify??? It can take 15 minutes to make them aceept additional time for handicap parking. Do you know how many deadlines you can miss everytime it takes 15 minutes? Plus when I am in a lot of pain I am not very patient or understanding. If you have heard of a crazy woman yelling at the parking meters, it might have been me.

  • jahausa May 20, 2010

    MarcoPolo, you're ignorant. What, you think democrats are responsible for parking meters? Or are you just one of those simpletons who thinks everything should be free?

  • MarcoPolo May 20, 2010

    More democrook taxation.

    But look how easy it is for us to collect your money!