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Columbus, OH 43207  
Office :  (614) 645-6400  
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The Parking Meter Advisory Team is comprised of representatives of the business community, tourism and residential neighborhoods whose mission is to advise the City on its parking meter program

Parking Meter Advisory Team

The Parking Meter Advisory Team is comprised of representatives of the business community, tourism and residential neighborhoods whose mission is to advise the City on its parking meter program.  The advisory group was first convened in 2010, and recommended a series of improvements and changes to the parking meter program.   Click here  to view the Final Report issued by the Parking Meter Advisory Team.  The 2010 recommendations include:

  • Reduce the six meter pricing zones to one.
  • Replace old parking meters with new technology meters over a five to six year period beginning first with the Short North, Brewery District, Gay Street, Arena District, North Market area, and Grandview Avenue.
  • Add approximately 481 meters to the Short North, Brewery District, Gay Street, Arena District, North Market area, Grandview Avenue, OSU area, Downtown, Italian Village, and the Brewery District, generally near commercial uses and in mixed use neighborhoods, and refraining from metering streets in predominantly residential neighborhoods.
  • Extend the hours of enforcement of 2,539 meters to 10 PM in the Short North, Arena District, OSU area, Brewery District, North Market area, Grandview Avenue, and Gay Street.
  • Convert the duration of 1,214 meters in the nighttime high usage areas to 3-hour duration meters.
  • Convert the duration of 390 meters around Columbus State Community College, Columbus College of Art & Design and the Cultural Arts Center downtown to 6-hour duration meters.
  • Convert all 407 meters in the City with 1-hour or 4-hour duration to 2-hour, 30-minutes or 6-hour meters.
  • Maintain peak hour parking restrictions where necessary to maintain roadway capacity.
  • Establish uniform meter pricing, with hourly rates decreasing as the duration of meters increases, with hourly rates being $1.00 for 30 minute meters (58 meters), $0.75 for 2-, 3-, and 6-hour meters (3,784 meters), and $0.40 for 12-hour meters (854 meters).
  • Monitor meter usage and revenue on a monthly basis following making changes and refine the recommended changes to the meter system to meet revenue goals.
  • Shift more current parking enforcement resources and add parking enforcement personnel to evening operations to support the extension of meter hours to 10 PM in areas with high nighttime metered parking needs.
  • Conduct customer service training for parking enforcement personnel.
  • Establish a nighttime supervisor to assist in resolving customer service issues.
  • Display the City's 311 Call Center information on parking meters so customers may report malfunctioning meters.
  • Re-label parking meters as part of the meter replacement effort.
  • Use the changeable message display on new meters to better inform customers of meter hours of operation and parking restrictions.

Beginning in February 2014, the City will re-engage the Parking Meter Advisory Team, providing a status update on progress in implementing the 2010 recommendations, analysis of the ongoing performance of the system changes, and seek input on further enhancements and changes to the City's parking meter program.

Meeting Materials and Handouts

Click here for the February 6, 2014 Parking Meter Advisory Team meeting agenda

Click here for the February 6, 2014 Parking Meter Advisory Team Presentation

Click here for the February 6, 2014 Parking Meter Advisory Team meeting notes

Click here for the April 9, 2014 Parking Meter Advisory Team Meeting agenda

Click here for the April 9, 2014 Parking Meter Advisory Team meeting Presentation

Click here for the April 9, 2014 Parking Meter Advisory Team meeting notes

Click here for the May 21, 2014 Parking Meter Advisory Team meeting agenda