Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Are New Parking Meters headed for Downtown Cedar Rapids?

Cedar Rapids Parking

Community Invited to Review Proposed Parking Meter Technology
Chamber Expo and Downtown Demonstration Scheduled Week of September 20

Cedar Rapids, IA-September 20, 2010 – The Cedar Rapids Downtown District and Cedar Rapids Parking invite the community to preview a new type of “multi space” parking meter technology proposed for downtown Cedar Rapids.

A primary recommendation of the Parking Strategic Action Plan that was unanimously approved by the City Council in April 2010, upgrading to multi space or credit/debit card enabled single space meters will provide added convenience to downtown patrons while helping to rebuild parking system revenues.

There will be two opportunities for the community to view the proposed multi space meters:
  • 1) Cedar Rapids Downtown District / Cedar Rapids Parking booth at the Chamber of Commerce Business Expo next Thursday, September 23rd from 2–5 p.m. (Cedar Rapids Kernels stadium).
  • 2) A special encore demonstration will be held at Armstrong Food Court (210 3rd Avenue SE) on Friday September 24Th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The multi space meters on display will feature credit and debit card payment options, pay by cell phone technology, environmentally friendly solar powered systems, enhanced customer features and much more. The meters were donated by two companies, Digital and Cale, who have other Midwestern clients like Iowa City and Chicago.

Questions on any parking related issues may be directed to the Cedar Rapids Parking Office by calling 319-365-7275 or by emailing


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