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We are making parking easier downtown: digital signs, mobile app, enhancements to parking machines

The Burlington Downtown Parking Committee (I’m a member) has made a number of improvements to downtown parking to make it easier to find and easier to pay for:

  • occupancy sensors in every spot that will give us real-time data on usage (and help us plan where and when to install future parking supply);
  • digital signs in all lots that work with the sensors, so no more circling the block to find a space;
  • Honk Mobile parking app to find and pay for a space;
  • updates to the parking machines to make them easier to use, including easy to follow instructions, increased screen brightness and relocation of the remote server for faster processing.

For more information visit: Downtown Parking

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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  1. I completely agree with Lynn. Telepark the previous parking provider was much easier to use and if you paid to park in one spot downtown and still had time remaining you could move to another spot downtown and could use that remaining time. Now you have to pay again!! Plus there is nothing less than an hour at a time!
    Not happy with Honk Mobile!

  2. I much preferred the prior online payment service (Telepark). You could start and stop it at will with one click. With HonkMobile, you have to predetermine the length of parking time, which can be a guessing game. The user interface was also a LOT friendlier with Telepark.

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