New high-tech parking meters installed at the Wilmington Riverfront are being activated today.
The new meters are along a two-block section of Justison Street at Hollingsworth Avenue, Harlan Boulevard, and Poole Place. Previously, the area had no meters. The new parking kiosks are the first in the city to accept coins, bills, and credit cards.
The machines will issue drivers a receipt which should be placed on their car’s dashboard as proof of payment. The new meters will cost drivers the same as other meters in the city, 25 cents per hour for up to two hours.
In addition to the initial meters on Justison Street, others will be added along King Street between 11th and 12th Streets. Those are scheduled to go online in mid-September. City officials will monitor the peformance of the kiosks before deciding whether to expand the technology to other areas of the city. The cost of installing the new machines is about $100,000.
The city has produced a video explaining how to use the new machines. You can watch it here: