Parking in downtown Sioux Falls? Consider bringing some spare change
City reducing number of credit-card capable, 'smart’ parking meters
The city of Sioux Falls is phasing out some of its digital parking meters and going back to coin-fed machines.
Analogue parking meters are making their return to downtown Sioux Falls after years of the city parking division aggressively swapping them out with “smart meters” that accept credit and debit card payments. The smart meters have also been able to be accessed via a cellphone.
But Matt Nelson, Sioux Falls parking manager, told The Dakota Scout the city is working to “right-size the footprint of smart meters based on usage” and has reverted to analogue meters at about 80 street parking spaces where smart meters had been.
“We have intentionally reduced the meter counts,” he said.
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