The City of Columbus strategically places parking meters in areas where parking is in high demand. Paid parking is used to manage on-street parking to encourage the turnover and keep spaces from being used for extended periods. By managing curb-space, paid parking allows drivers to easily find parking and identify spaces designated for public use. Parking durations, rates, and times vary according to location. Meter durations range from 30 minutes to 12 hours, depending on parking demand. Rates also vary and are predetermined according to parking analysis performed before and after meter placement.
Parking meters accept payments via:
• Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover)
Learn how to operate a parking meter – Click here
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