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City to Expand Residential Pay by Phone Parking

Based on community feedback, parking occupancy surveys, and parking enforcement data, Alexandria, Virginia will expand residential pay by phone parking.

City of Alexandria staff have completed an evaluation of the Residential Pay by Phone Pilot Program using feedback from the community, parking occupancy surveys, and parking enforcement data and feedback.

Based on the results of the evaluation, staff will recommend making the program permanent and expanding the program area so that residents on blocks throughout the city near metered areas are eligible to petition for Residential Pay by Phone parking.

I have heard from quite a number of folks who say this has been a terrible program for Old Town. What do you think?

More details about the Residential Pay by Phone Program and the pilot program evaluation are available on the project website.

The program recommendations will go to the Traffic and Parking Board for public hearing on Monday, January 28, and to City Council on Saturday, February 23.

For additional information or questions contact Megan Oleynik.

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The effect of adding pay parking where it wasn’t before is to push more non residents to park in non metered 2-hour zones, creating additional pressure on those a blocks. Is that intended or unintended? Either way it’s negative. Not in favor of expanding this program because of this effect.

Also, will residential guest permits obviate the need to pay the meter/phone app?