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More Lakefront Parking Meters Being Installed

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Apr 14, 2010 2:40PM

We've been living with this impending reality for almost a year, but the Chicago Park District has announced that more parking meters are finally being installed along the lakefront beaches just in time for beach season. Eight locations have actually had paid parking since last fall (around 1,500 of 4,400 available parking spaces are pay), but the Park District is expanding the coverage of lots covered by meters. Here's the instructional video they produced last fall ahead of those first round of meters.

The lakefront meters are cheaper than standard city meters - $1 per hour during the day (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) - but an hour is the smallest increment of time you'll be able to pay for. The Park District will be installing the new meters through June.