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Were all used to paying our fair share when it comes to parking your vehicle in downtown Peoria, right? You put your nickels, dimes, or quarters in the meter to avoid that unwanted parking ticket. But sometimes we simply don’t have enough change, or any change at all for that matter, in our pockets or purse to place in the meter. Well, that has all changed now. With the new meters comes new technology right along with it.
These meters are located all around the new Riverfront Museum and accept the traditional pocket change just like before, but they also accept credit and debit cards as well. Here’s how it works. Choose your form of payment, insert the payment, then a receipt will be printed out of the machine with the details of your transaction. Including how much time you paid for and when your parking time will expire. You must then take the receipt and place it on the dashboard of your vehicle.
If you need additional time for parking, you can come back to your car, get your parking receipt and enter the code on the receipt, including additional payment into the machine, and increase your parking time. You will then need to put that new receipt back on the dashboard of your car when you are finished. The meters have been installed for a six month trial period.
The cost of parking with these new meters is $.25 for 15 minutes, or a dollar an hour.
Ya, it kinda stinks that we have to pay for parking in the first place, but hopefully these new parking meters will make it much more convenient for us to do so.