City Begins Testing New Parking Technology that Could Improve Enforcement

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July 29, 2019 

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City Begins Testing New Parking Technology

That Could Improve Enforcement

NEW ORLEANS – Beginning this week, the City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works will begin implementing a pilot parking program to gather data about infractions and determine if the technology offers a viable option for more efficient parking enforcement.  Municipal Parking Services, Inc. is providing the electronic parking monitoring demonstration until Aug. 31, 2019 at no cost to the city.


There are two locations in the downtown area featured in the pilot program: 701 Baronne St. adjacent to the Rouses Market and on the north side of Andrew Higgins Boulevard at South Peters Street.

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Hardware for the system features SafetySticks, which are electronically tethered to monitor parking spaces, no parking areas and a bike parking area. Pay stations will be located within the footprint of the pilot parking program area. All current parking restrictions and penalties will remain in place throughout the duration of the program.


About Department of Public Works

The Department of Public Works is composed of five divisions responsible for maintaining approximately 1,547 miles of streets (21 million square yards of pavement) and 149 bridges in the City of New Orleans.  This system includes more than 72,000 catch basins and approximately 8.2 million linear feet of drainage lines.  The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is responsible for maintaining an additional 105 miles of state and federal highways within the City limits.


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