Alexandria Extends Parking Meter Hours to 9 PM

Council also voted to add metered parking hours in Carlyle on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Changes begin July 1; enforcement begins July 14.

Parking meter hours will extend to 9 p.m. in Alexandria beginning July 1; photo courtesy of AEDP
Parking meter hours will extend to 9 p.m. in Alexandria beginning July 1; photo courtesy of AEDP

Say goodbye to free parking in some time slots and areas of Alexandria. 

As part of its adopted FY 2015 Budget, City Council approved the extension of parking meter enforcement until 9 p.m. citywide, according to a news release from the city. The action extends the duration of meter hours by two hours, from the current 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Council also voted to add metered parking hours in Carlyle on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.

The new hours are intended to promote parking turnover, make on-street spaces available to short-term visitors, encourage long-term parking at off-street facilities and parking garages, and promote the use of other modes of transportation such as Metro, DASH, and the free Old Town Trolley. Multi-space meter rates are $1.75 per hour, or $1.25 per hour at single-space meters.

The extended hours will begin on July 1. Enforcement will begin on July 14.

All residents and visitors have to pay to park at metered on-street parking spaces.

Extending meter hours will not impact handicapped parking. Handicapped parking is free for up to four hours at single and multi-space meters. In addition, individuals with a handicapped license plate and/or handicapped hangtag could park more than twice the restricted time posted on signs in time-restricted parking zones.

For more information about parking in Alexandria and to view frequently asked questions, visit alexandriava.gov/Parking






Rick Heffner June 26, 2014 at 09:06 PM
Yep, greed, and we have to pay for the new waterfront!
Greg Crider June 27, 2014 at 07:47 AM
Bad move, City Council of Alexandria.
Vincent Careatti June 27, 2014 at 08:39 AM
First all you gripers if you can't afford to pay for parking then you shouldn't own the car. This area is not the sleepy backwater southern town it once was. It has grown up and the unbridled growth requires new regulation. Drivers think nothing of going to the verizon center and forking over $30 for a couple of hours of parking. My main gripe is that this area considers itself individual fiefdoms. Rather than have a coordinated phone app DC has its own and now Alexandria has a different one. Now we have two apps. If the jurisdictions got together and bid out one unified system the economy of scale should dictate lower prices. Where is the Metropolitan Council of Governments? Disband it since it is useless.
Nick C June 27, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Yes, its greedy to charge people for parking. Do you people hear yourselves?
JamesOnThePotomac June 27, 2014 at 01:26 PM
Its just another form of taxation. The Alexandria City Council is grasping at straws to pay for their grandiose projects (e.g. waterfront, Potomac Yards Metrostation). Instead of being in bed with the developers, they should have the developers pay the full and actual costs of all of the development being created. This BS philosophy about greater population density to increase the tax base does not work.


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