DOT Begins Installing Muni-Meters on Brighton Beach Avenue in Brooklyn
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) today began replacing the single space meters along Brighton Beach Avenue with muni-meters. When the work is complete in mid-November, 2005, DOT will have installed 64 muni-meters along Brighton Beach Avenue, and the intersecting streets, from Ocean Parkway to Corbin Place and removed 337 single space meters.
Muni-Meters are installed at intervals along the sidewalk and can increase the number of parking spaces along the curbside by as much as 15%, because motorists can use the entire regulated curbside and space is not lost due to the arbitrary spacing associated with single space meters. Muni-Meters also provide the benefits of cleaner, more open sidewalks for pedestrians and accurate time keeping and proof of payment for drivers.
"Muni-Meters are an example of the City using new technology to make peoples' lives a little easier," said DOT Commissioner Iris Weinshall. "They increase the number of parking spaces and accept multiple forms of payment, including our pre-paid parking card."
To date, DOT has installed more than 1800 muni-meters throughout the City and removed roughly 9,000 traditional single space meters. Muni-Meters accept quarters, dollar coins and payments made with 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. For information, please call 311 or visit the DOT Web site, www.nyc.gov/dot
Contact: Kay Sarlin (212) 442-7033