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.