FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release #06-64
Contact: Ted Timbers (212) 442-7033
DOT Installs Muni-Meters on Atlantic Avenue In Brooklyn
The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced the replacement of single space meters along Atlantic Avenue from Hicks Street to 4th Avenue with muni-meters. The DOT replaced 249 single spaced meters with muni meters. Beginning Saturday, November 4th twenty muni meters will be put into service and on Wednesday, November 8th an additional nineteen muni meters will be activated. New signs and bollards will also be installed along Atlantic Avenue from Hicks Street to 4th Avenue.
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 accept quarters, dollar coins and some muni-meters including those installed on Atlantic Avenue accept personal credit cards as well as 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, nyc.gov/dot.