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Downtown parking meters can be paid for up to 4 hours after 6 p.m.

Posted at 5:03 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 19:10:11-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — All on-street parking meters in downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City can now be paid for up to four hours of time after 6 p.m., the city announced Friday.

The new time adjustment overruled the one, two, or four-hours time limit on the meters. It's in effect from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

City officials say the change is in response to input from businesses and residents in those areas.

“Our intent was always to offer the ability for longer stays to accommodate those who wish to enjoy dinner or other evening entertainment downtown. This is the solution we are able to implement until new meters with better and more flexible technology are installed,” said Scott Lee, Director of the City’s Parking Enterprise.

Once installed, the city's new parking meters will allow drivers to pay by mobile app and add time remotely.

The first phase of installation is expected in March.