DOT Announces Installation of Muni Meters Along Fordham Road in The Bronx
Thursday, April 28, 2005
The New York City Department of Transportation announced today that it will replace the parking meters on Fordham Road, and the adjacent North/South streets, between Grand Concourse and Webster Avenue with Muni Meters. The project began in early April and is scheduled to be completed at the end of May. The first Muni Meters along Fordham Road (Grand Concourse from 188th St. to 192nd St. and Valentine Avenue from 192nd St. to 188th St.) will become active on Saturday April 30, 2005.
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Muni Meters are installed at intervals along the sidewalk to replace traditional parking meters. This type of meter improves the streetscape, increases sidewalk width, records accurate time, and adds additional parking spaces by not requiring motorists to park directly in front of a meter.
"Increasing the number of available parking spaces is a great benefit that Muni Meters offer," said Commissioner Iris Weinshall. "Extra parking on Fordham Road will help both businesses and shoppers."
In addition to quarters and dollar coins, Muni Meters also accept NYC Parking Cards, which can be purchased in $20 and $50 denominations through the DOT Web site, by mail and at City Store locations. A complete list of commercial and passenger vehicle Muni Meter locations is available at the DOT Web site, www.nyc.gov/dot.
To date, DOT has installed 1,561 Muni Meters City wide, while removing an estimated 8,000 traditional parking meters. The first parking meter was installed in 1951, by DOT on West 125th Street between 7th and Lenox Avenues. Today there are approximately 64,000 parking meters in the five boroughs. For information, please call 311 or visit the DOT Web site, www.nyc.gov/dot.