PARK Smart is a pilot program to make parking easier while reducing congestion and improving safety. NYCDOT is conducting six month pilots in neighborhoods across the City to evaluate how the program works in different settings. The agency works closely with community boards, merchants, BIDs and other local stakeholders when developing the pilots.
PARK Smart aims to increase the number of available metered parking spaces by encouraging motorists to park no longer than necessary. The meter rate is higher when demand for parking is greatest and decreases when demand is lower.
Goals of PARK Smart NYC
- Increase the availability of parking spaces
- Increase safety
- Reduce double-parking
- Reduce pollution
- Reduce congestion from circling vehicles
PARK Smart NYC Pilots
A six-month trial of PARK Smart began on October 6, 2008 in Greenwich Village. Meter rates are $2.00/hr. from Noon to 4PM and $1.00/hr. at all other times that meters are in effect. All other regulations remain the same.
Read the findings from the six-month pilot.
On May 4, 2009 a second six-month pilot began in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Meter rates are $1.50/hr. from Noon to 4PM and $.75/hr. at all other times that meters are in effect. All other regulations remain the same.
How do I identify a PARK Smart NYC Meter?
All PARK Smart meters will have the PARK Smart logo. PARK Smart meters will accept both quarters and NYC Parking Cards. NYC Parking Cards are sold in $10, $20, $50 and $100 increments and are available from nearby merchants where you see the PARK Smart NYC logo as well as online.