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New parking meters to be installed downtown

New parking meters to be installed downtown

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By Jennifer Rawls Director of Communications – Mayor’s Office

Beginning May 6, 2014, the Clarksville Parking Authority will begin installation of new parking meters to give new parking options for downtown visitors.

Each parking stall will be outfitted with a sensor that automatically resets when a car is parked in that space. The meters will offer the first hour of parking at no cost. The maximum time allowed in any parking stall will be three hours, and cannot be extended. The new meters will accept payments made by coins and credit/debit cards.

The new meters will be installed in every currently metered space. The diagonal spaces on Third Street will now have meters as well. Some free street parking in low demand areas will continue, though there will be no reduced fee meters in the downtown area.

There will be no changes to the fee structure at any of the surface lots or parking garages. Parking is always free in any metered space after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends.

“The installation of these new meters comes primarily at the recommendation of the Two Rivers Company and the Parking Task Force the TRC formed last year,” said David Smith, Manager of the Parking Authority. “We continue to look for ways to meet the needs of our visitors and the downtown merchants. While these new meters will mean some changes, we believe they will address the needs identified by the TRC and Parking Task Force.”

During installation of the new meters, parking rates and times in the surface lots and garages will be enforced, though the Parking Authority will not enforce regulations at the meters.

“We fully expect the installation to begin on Tuesday and be complete by Friday of next week,” said Mr. Smith. “We are also making every effort to minimize any inconvenience to visitors and businesses.”

Contact David Smith with questions at (931) 553-2436.

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