The city of Little Rock parking enforcement division has begun installing these Duncan Pay and Display Units in the River Market neighborhood.
Come Sept. 30, they will go on-line. Where parking once was allowed free for up to two-hours at space on about eight blocks of President Clinton, Sherman and River Market, drivers will now have to feed the machines $1.25 in coin or credit for an hour of parking. The machines print out a receipt that is supposed to be displayed on the side of the car closest to the curb.
Parking rules will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. A ticket from any machine is usable anywhere within the district for the time allotted, including if a car moves from one space to another.
I used a similar machine in New Orleans last weekend. Worked fine. Unless you’d hoped to snare a free space for a time. The change here is meant to encourage turnover.