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Parking Meter Pilot Program in Progress in Scarsdale

Tango Clear 5 800px adjNew smart parking meters are being installed in Scarsdale's Village Center as part of a Pilot Program. Residents and visitors can test four different meters as part of the Village's effort to examine user preferences and meter equipment performance prior to replacing exisitng equipment. The information garnered during the pilot period will aid the Village in selecting the parking meter that best meets the needs of residents and visitors frequenting the Village Center.

The pilot program is designed to give the consumer an opportunity to use multi space and smart single space meters, both of which provide various parking payment options. The Village has selected the POM smart single space meter, IPS smart single space meter, the T2 Systems Luke II multi space pay station and the MacKay Tango multi space meter, as the parking meter equipment to be tested in the pilot program.

The new meters will accept quarters as well as credit cards. They can also communicate seamlessly with smartphone parking payment apps, although the use of phone apps will not be part of the meter test period as we want parkers to experience using meters during the test period. In addition to providing consumers with more convenient ways to pay, new parking meter technology will allow the Village to examine detailed parking data to better manage available resources.

Additionally, online and phone surveys will enable consumers to share their views on ease of use, aesthetic preference, and other variables. Each test meter style will have a color-coded marker. The consumer will be able to go online or call the toll free number posted on the meter where they will be prompted to answer a few short questions. Survey answers are anonymous, but if a survey taker provides a single phone number at the end of the survey and they rate each of the four meter types, they are eligible to receive a free gift.

Youll find the new meters in the Village Center bordered on Popham Road, Chase Road, Spencer Place and East Parkway. Equipment is scheduled to be installed by the end of September and the meter test of the equipment will continue thru December 2017.

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+2 #10 Stacie Waldman 2017-10-04 10:57
Other towns and villages all over the country have time limits enforced by local (non)meter maids when parking is free for a posted period of time. Examples nearby are Larchmont and Westport. If the fines are high enough for commuters who park there, they will not park in the free spots. A ticket could also be issued for EACH period over two hours (for example). No commuter would take the risk of a $300 ticket, for example, just to save a few bucks on the garage. Just look at Scarsdale moms Facebook page- there is such scorn towards village businesses because of parking meter issues. Do away with meters in a village taxed more than almost any other village in the entire country and you'll have a lot less angry people. Parking in the village at a meter for me was almost always a stressful experience. Getting a ticket because the post office line moved slower than you thought is unacceptable. And the other meter options just take time and are frustrating especially when its raining, you have little kids or babies with you, or when it's snowing and you are trying to climb the meter snow mound to insert your quarters (or credit card, or whatever). And can anyone in the village document how much money is raised from village meters? Is it lucrative for the village? What is this money earmarked for?
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0 #9 Cyclist 2017-10-01 13:38
Hoping that the Village retrofits the existing meter posts with bicycle rings to accommodate more bicycle parking.
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0 #8 Tama Seife 2017-10-01 08:30
I parked next to Meter 2. It was jammed so two spaces were affected since it was a multimeter. . In general,in Scarsdale, if the meter is broken you are still ticketable so each incident remdoves two spots. As i walked around another parker was dealing with a jammed meter. When I reported the meter to police, they indicated they were aware of the inoperable meterS in the village.

I park in White Plains a lot and they use pay stations with the option of using your smart phone to pay and which then enables tracking of time.. Almost makes meters parking pleasant.
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+1 #7 Mr Quarters Response 2017-09-29 11:31
I agree with premise of "Mr. Quarter's" concern over how paid parking only further detracts from raising business in our downtown. But free parking, I'm afraid, would make no spots available to shoppers in lieu of commuters.

Why not provide the downtown district shops with the ability to validate said parking, dare I say at government's (i.e. the taxpayer's) tab: which benefits when stores thrive?
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-1 #6 Nick 2017-09-29 09:37
I used #3 in Yonkers several weeks ago. It was confusing at first but then I understood how it worked. The machine used your license plate number to figure out parking time. Will there be a way to add more time if any of these meters are installed?
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+4 #5 Mr. Quarters 2017-09-29 07:28
Why do we even have to pay to park in the village? Retail is suffering, don't make it harder for stores to survive. We already have a meter enforcer, they can enforce time limits instead of meters.
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+4 #4 Resident 2017-09-28 18:56
The meter took my money, but didn't give me the time on the meter :o
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+8 #3 METER # 4: Complete Disaster 2017-09-28 18:22
I have parked in the New Rochelle Transit garage where they have METER # 4 as shown above. Theses meters are a disaster. I have had to go to court twice to fight tickets (I won both times) because the machine didn't acknowledge that I paid, once by cash, and once by credit card. I had no choice but to make my Amtrak train and had to leave my parking unsettled. At court, one of the clerks begged me to write to the New Rochelle mayor and complain about these meters. I am a Scarsdale resident; I will never park at New Rochelle again, and if METER # 4 is used in Scarsdale Village, I will NOT patronize shops and restaurants in the Village.
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+3 #2 Claire 2017-09-28 18:08
Pay stations are a terrible idea- used to be you could throw in a dime and run into the post office, to an ATM, or Starbucks and back in 2 minutes. Now it'll be a cumbersome pay station, with receipts strewn around. What's wrong with the current meters? I say this as a 30-something who has zero interest in parking meter apps.
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+7 #1 Phil 2017-09-28 17:48
I tested number 4 today, and the programming is a disaster. Very unfriendly. I had to do the transaction about 8 times before it would take my money exactly the way it wanted. Will not park again in the area where number 4 is (next Wells Fargo).
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