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New parking meters to be installed downtown

September 18, 2017

MONCTON – Beginning the week of September 18, 2017, 214 new parking meters will be installed in the downtown area in effort to phase out older meters and reduce the amount of meters serving the City.

The new mkBeacon™ meters feature both single space and two-space meters. The two-space meter is designed to serve two on-street parking spaces with just one meter. The mkBeacon™ meters also offers various payment methods including wireless remote, contactless, credit card and coin.

“These new meters will help us reduce redundancies within the system and also allow a more interactive experience for the user,” says Stéphane Thibodeau, the City of Moncton’s Transportation and Parking Coordinator.

Meters will be replaced beginning on Downing Street and Main Street, then proceed from Weldon Street, Highfield Street, Bonaccord Street, Archibald Street, Church Street, Alma Street, Orange Lane, Lester Street, Bendview Street, Steadman Street, Assomption Boulevard, Robinson Street, Robinson Court and Victoria Street.

The new meters will replace the current wireless SOLO meters, which will be reinstalled in other areas to replace the older Guardian meters. All SOLO meters will be replaced with mkBeacon™ meters by the year 2020.

Paid parking at downtown meters is in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday, except holidays. The time limits and rates for meters vary depending on their location. Maximum limits are identified by the colour of the label on the meter and range from 2 hours (green), 4 hours (blue) and 12 hours (red). Rates can range from $1 to $2 per hour.

To learn more about various parking options in Moncton, please visit the City’s website at moncton.ca

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Media Contact:

André Cormier
Communications, City of Moncton
506-859-2686 / andrem.cormier@moncton.ca