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Proposal would eliminate free parking at meters during peak hours in downtown Indy

Posted: 10:50 PM, Dec 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-04 17:14:36-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- If you think it's hard to find free or cheap parking downtown now, a new proposal introduced to the City-County Council on Monday would essentially eliminate most of the free parking hours at downtown Indianapolis meters.

Indianapolis parking meters are broken down into meter zones. Each zone currently stops charging at a different time of night. Some as early as 6 p.m. and others as late as 9 p.m.

Under the proposal, metered parking spots in downtown Indianapolis would get standardized, so that all meter zones stop charging at the same time.

“We all have constituents that live and work, and I myself live, near downtown and work downtown. So we are all talking about what kind of things are going to impact us and our day-to-day lives so we understand those issues that people are going to face. So there’s some discomfort with that idea,” Councilor Zach Adamson said.

Under the proposal, you would have to pay to park:

  • From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
  • From 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday
  • From 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays

The proposal will now go to the Public Works Committee where Councilor Adamson says it’s possible there will be more revisions before the proposal heads to the full council for a vote.