Alexandria Extends Parking Meter Hours to 9:00 PM Citywide

by Lee Hernly, Editor

Starting July 1, 2014

As part of its adopted FY 2015 Budget, on May 1, the Alexandria City Council approved the extension of parking meter enforcement until 9 p.m. citywide. Council also voted to add metered parking hours in Carlyle on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.

The new hours are intended to promote parking turnover, make on-street spaces available to short-term visitors, encourage long-term parking at off-street facilities and parking garages, and promote the use other modes of transportation such as Metro, DASH, and the free Old Town Trolley. Multi-space meter rates are $1.75 per hour, or $1.25 per hour at single-space meters.

Ask yourself this, if you park on the street already post-5:00 PM in Carlyle and post-7:00 PM in Old town, would you pay $3.50 to park on the street in Old Town or $7 – $10 to park in the garages? In Carlyle, would you pay $7 to park on the street during the extra enforcement or $10-$12 to park in the garages in Carlyle?

I don’t think many would, do you?

The extended hours will begin on July 1. NOTE: Enforcement will begin on July 14.

For more information about parking in Alexandria and to view frequently asked questions, visit alexandriava.gov/Parking.

Sign in regards to parking meter hours in Alexandria, Virginia

 

Sign in regards to parking meter hours in Alexandria, Virginia

 

Sign in regards to parking meter hours in Alexandria, Virginia

Related Articles

3 comments

Alexandria's Broken Parking Meters (Open Thread) | Red Brick Town July 18, 2014 - 10:54 am

[…] Alexandria City Council recently voted to extend the hours for the parking meters in Old Town and Carlyle. However, quite often, I run across meters that are out of service like the […]

Shouldn't These Parking Meters Run Until 9:00 PM in Old Town Alexandria? | Red Brick Town August 4, 2014 - 10:18 am

[…] City Council recently voted to extend the hours for the parking meters in Old Town and Carlyle to 9:00 PM. Except for these that is. If the City wants everything to be […]

Alexandria's Broken Parking Meters (Open Thread) | Red Brick Town September 24, 2014 - 9:34 pm

[…] Alexandria City Council voted over the summer to extend the hours for the parking meters in Old Town and Carlyle. However, quite often, I run across meters that are out of service or […]

Comments are closed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy