Contact (Media Only): Erik Linden (202) 671-2004
(Washington, DC) Emeka Moneme, acting Director of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), today reminded residents and other motorists to help DDOT by providing feedback on new high-tech “multi-space” parking meters in the District’s downtown.
DDOT is in the midst of a three-pronged pilot program featuring solar-powered multi-space parking meters in Georgetown, on K Street downtown and in Adams Morgan.
“We truly value input from motorists and residents about their experience using these meters,” said Moneme. “Multi-space meters are a great example of how at DDOT we’re stepping up efforts to simplify parking meters and create more sidewalk space in congested areas for pedestrians. They also give us ‘real time’ feedback to alert us of any problems that occur. But we’re always seeking more input about the ‘user experience.’”
The new solar-powered meters, installed by DDOT, manage multiple parking spaces within a single block. Parking patrons purchase time with either a credit or debit card or US coins at the meter. Then, the machine issues a receipt to be placed inside the vehicle on the passenger side of the dashboard. The meters allow more vehicles to park at the curb and reduce sidewalk clutter, thereby providing more space for pedestrians.
The meters are more vandal-resistant than standard meters and offer real-time feedback to DDOT should any problems occur.
Locations of pilot program:
- 27 multi-space meters on K Street between 12th and 21st Streets, Northwest
- 21 multi-space meters along 18th Street and Columbia Road in Northwest
- 40 multi-space meters along M Street and Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown