Parking Meters Downtown Lexington 4 Time Higher

While the cost of filling up your gas tank is a little more affordable at the moment; the cost of parking along the street in downtown Lexington is about to go up, way up.

Starting January 5th, rates for on street parking meters will jump from a quarter to a dollar per hour.

Some business owners have complained that the new meters and rates might chase away business.

A survey of more than 50 U.S. cities shows even with the new higher rates, Lexington's meter parking will still be below the national average.


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  • by Thomas Location: Lexington on Dec 18, 2008 at 09:57 AM
    Now if the city will only start booting tires of repeat offenders and towing repeat offenders...then A&E network could come to Lexington instead of Philly to film next season's "Parking Wars"
  • by A Location: L on Dec 18, 2008 at 07:58 AM
    I didnt think lexingtons citizens even paid parking meters. Wasnt it a big deal a year or 2 back when they revealed that 70% of people dont pay their parking tickets because lexington doesnt have the tools to trace lisence plates to lisences? I guess if they up the fees and the penalties theyll start kicking in peoples doors like they do for having unproper tax stamps on cigarettes. ANy time they up the fees they always have the cops play taxman isntead of doing their jobs.
  • by charles Location: Lexington on Dec 18, 2008 at 04:57 AM
    Parking is the biggest reason for my avoidance of downtown. This adds insult to injury.
  • by fnord Location: Lexington on Dec 17, 2008 at 07:52 PM
    wow...wonder how much it cost to add all those?
  • by Scott Location: Lexington on Dec 17, 2008 at 06:21 PM
    If a buck is chasing people away then i will give you my number and i will give you a dollar. Honestly? A dollar is NOTHING for parking.

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