Start keeping your change.
This year has brought a slew of changes to parking meters in Portland. First, the Portland Bureau of Transportation raised the price of parking from $1.60 an hour to $2.00 an hour to park downtown. Then, they installed meters in Northwest Portland.
Now, the city has installed parking meters in the city's Central Eastside Industrial District, the Portland Business Journal reported last week.
They finished installing 29 meters between East Burnside and Southeast Belmont Street and between NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Southeast 12th Avenue last Thursday.
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"Given the extensive development taking place in the central city, it remains incumbent upon PBOT to continue to work to balance the demand for on-street parking in order to support area businesses and future housing demand," said PBOT Director Leah Treat in a press release. "Parking meters will help support rapidly growing businesses, their customers and other visitors to the area."
The decision to increase the numbers of meters in the area has been in the works since 2012, when the City Council adopted the Central Eastside Parking Management Plan.
The rate for the area is $1.20 per hour, operating from 8am-6pm Monday-Saturday.