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New High-Tech Parking Meters Arriving in Downtown Redwood City

Redwood City, CA -  February 6, 2007 – The City of Redwood City is installing an advanced new parking meter system in the Downtown area. These multi-space meters will make it more convenient to park in the core of Downtown. The meters run on solar power and accept many more forms of payment than the old-fashioned single-space parking meters. Now visitors will be able to pay with coins, bills, credit cards, and even a cell phone!

They’re simple to use:

  1. park your car in an available space, note the parking space number, and go to the pay-by-space meter located on the block where you’re parked
  2. at the machine, enter your parking space number and the amount of time you wish to park
  3. pay for your time with coins, credit card, or cell phone; don’t worry, some machines even accept old-fashioned paper money!

Time limits have been eliminated from the metered area, so visitors can now pay for as much time as they need. And if their Downtown visit takes them away from their car and they need to add more time, it’s no problem – more time can be added from the nearest multi-space meter, so there’s no need to walk back to the one where the car is parked.

Parking prices are configured to keep some spaces open everywhere, even right in front of high-traffic destinations, right in the heart of the action. For a lower price, visitors can simply park on a side street or in a parking lot. There is plenty of free parking on nights and weekends within a short walk of Broadway – and validation in the garages means free parking, even close-in. For more information go to

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Jeannie Young
Economic Development
(650) 780-7365

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