The Pittsburgh Parking Authority has settled a lawsuit brought by a woman who uses a wheelchair and claimed newly installed parking kiosks were too tall for her to use.
As part of their Act 47 financial recovery plan, City Council has approved a proposal from Councilman Corey O’Connor that could ultimately affect everyone who uses one of the city’s new meters for parking — varying the hourly rate in the same spot to attract more cars to park.
A western Pennsylvania woman has sued the local parking authority, saying that its new electronic parking meters are too tall for her to reach from a wheelchair.
The jury is still out on those new parking machines, but everyone agrees there’s a learning curve.
You can still park for free in the evening at city meters, for now. After a lengthy debate, Pittsburgh City Council gave preliminary approval to turn off parking meters at 6 p.m.
After an hour and a half of heated debate, Pittsburgh City Council voted to delay a preliminary vote on rolling back parking meter enforcement from 10 p.m. back to 6 p.m.
Free parking is the norm at most suburban shopping malls, but those who shop in Downtown Pittsburgh or the city’s seven neighborhood business districts have to pull out the quarters to park their cars at metered spots, at least during the daytime. Evening parking has been free, but that changes in 2013 unless City Council acts.
What a difference a day makes, and a politician. Dorothy Bayerlein told KDKA’s Ralph Iannotti Wednesday that something had to be done about parking in front of her home on Carson Street.
The City of Pittsburgh’s new $7 million parking meter modernization plan is supposed to make things more convenient for commuters; but for one family living on the South Side, it’s been nothing but frustrating.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Pittsburgh Parking Authority officials cut the ribbon on Pittsburgh’s newest parking meter system, now on the North Shore around PNC Park.
The Pittsburgh Parking Authority’s Board of Directors approved the purchase of 500 multi-space meters Thursday.
Pittsburgh City Council’s meeting on Wednesday was long and contentious. In the end, they voted by a lopsided margin to suspend the evening enforcement of parking meters.
On behalf of a majority of Pittsburgh city council members, Councilman Bill Peduto introduced a bill to suspend until January the enforcement of city parking meter charges after 6 p.m.
Five Pittsburgh city council members said they would introduce legislation next Tuesday to stop enforcement of parking meters — citywide — at 6 p.m. for the rest of the year.
City Council is considering some changes to its parking meter rules as they field more complaints from drivers.