A big change is coming for driverse wanting to park in downtown Lansing but don’t have the quarters to do so.
Mayor Andy Schor says a parking app is in the works.
As soon as this summer the Mayor says the old meters will be gone and instead drivers will be able to use a parking app available on their smartphone.
Many communities around Michigan also use parking apps.
Which is why the Mayor hopes the new technology will push Lansing into the 21st century.
If you don’t have a smartphone or choose not to use the services, the Mayor says pay stations will still be an option downtown.
“You can get out of the car and you can walk to the machine use the machine, or you can use your phone. If you’re sitting in a restaurant if you’re in a business, if you’re doing something where your meter is about to run out and you can renew it, then you can do it on your phone without having to run downstairs having to throw quarters in or find that key and put the key in,” says Mayor Schor.
Along with the new app, the Mayor says parking structures downtown will be on an upgraded system soon as well.
The city has not yet finalized the contract yet to set costs for developing the app but this is all part of the city’s new look and his “Vision 2030” plan.