Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Cost to Park at Clayton Meters to Increase

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Cost to Park at Clayton Meters to Increase

Article excerpt

Get ready to pay more to park in Clayton.

On Nov. 28, the new hourly rate at meters will be $1.50, up from the current $1.

Clayton is raising its rates, along with upping some fines, to deter parking for long periods of time in front of stores and restaurants.

Charging $1 was cheaper than parking in a garage, which discouraged drivers from using the garages, according to the city.

The changes come after a study found the city has ample parking but could "better direct people to the right parking space dependent upon their needs."

More parking changes are coming, including adding the PassportParking app that will allow drivers to pay for parking on a smartphone. Users will be able to extend parking sessions using the app instead of returning to their vehicle to re-plug the meter. …

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