City Begins Testing New Parking Technology That Could Improve Enforcement

Beginning this week, the City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works will begin implementing a pilot parking program to gather data about infractions and determine if the technology offers a viable option for more efficient parking enforcement. Municipal Parking Services, Inc. is providing the electronic parking monitoring demonstration until Aug. 31, 2019 at no cost to the city.

There are two locations in the downtown area featured in the pilot program: 701 Baronne St. adjacent to the Rouses Market and on the north side of Andrew Higgins Boulevard at South Peters Street.

Hardware for the system features SafetySticks, which are electronically tethered to monitor parking spaces, no parking areas and a bike parking area. Pay stations will be located within the footprint of the pilot parking program area. All current parking restrictions and penalties will remain in place throughout the duration of the program.

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