SCARSDALE, N.Y. - Parking in Scarsdale is set to get a little smarter, and easier, through a new smart parking meter pilot program that has been proposed by village officials.
During the fall, a variety of different new smart parking meters will be installed at the Scarsdale Village Center, allowing residents and visitors the opportunity to test four different options as part of the “village’s effort to examine user preferences and meter equipment performance” prior to replacing the current, antiquated meters.
Officials said that the information garnered during the pilot period will influence which will be installed on Scarsdale streets.
According to officials, the pilot program is designed to give the consumer an opportunity to use multi-space and smart single-space meters, both of which provide various parking payment options.
The Village has selected the POM smart single space meter, IPS smart single space meter, the T2 Systems Luke II multi-space pay station and the MacKay Tango multi-space meter, as the parking meter equipment to be tested in the pilot program.
The new meters will accept quarters, as well as credit cards. They can also communicate with smartphone parking payment apps, though those apps will not be a part of the pilot period “as (officials) want parkers to experience using meters during the test period.”
In addition to the pilot program, there will also be online and phone surveys to enable consumers in the village to share their experiences with the different meters, which will be color-coded once installed.
New meters will be installed in the Village Center bordered on Popham Road, Chase Road, Spencer Place and East Parkway. Equipment is scheduled to be installed by the end of September and the meter test of the equipment will continue thru December 2017.
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