The City of Spokane and the Downtown Spokane Partnership are teaming up to ‘test drive’ (pardon the pun) new multi-space parking meters on the portion of Post and Main streets depicted in the map below. Click on the map to view it full size.

The new system means you won’t have to carry change with you to park downtown. Instead, you will be able to use a credit card, although coins will still be an option if you have them. And rather than taking a receipt back to the car to display for parking enforcement officers to see, you will note the space number of your parking spot and enter that number when you pay for parking.

The most important part to a lot of people: the City is not planning a rate increase for parking in this area. The meters will be installed on the Post and Main corridor starting in mid-September and will be there for six months through March. Assuming the machines operate within the required parameters, a full-scale system will be installed across the Downtown core in 2012.

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