For Immediate Release: January 11, 2018
Contact: Jan Thornburg, Sr. Communications Manager 941-954-2613
Sarasota, FL: Demonstration parking meters will be on display and available for public review and testing on Friday, January 12 starting at 4 p.m. and Saturday, January 13 at 11 a.m. on St. Armands Circle. The display will be located at the Seven Virtues statues along John Ringling Boulevard across from St. Armands Circle Park.
Six styles of parking meters will be available for testing: three multi-space pay stations and three single-space meters.
Those participating in the test will be asked a series of questions regarding functionality, including their preference for a multi-space system or single space. They also will be asked to rate the equipment design, including the screen size, visibility in sunlight, screen clarity, keypad size, descriptive display messages, and exterior design and size.
Similar demonstrations were conducted on St. Armands Circle in November 2017.
Parking meters have been approved by the City Commission as part of a larger public parking plan that will finance construction of a new parking garage on St. Armands.
Public feedback will be considered when procuring parking meters for St. Armands.
For more information, contact Parking Manager Mark Lyons: 941-365-2200 ext. 4059.
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