How Much Is Street Parking in Most Cities?


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A 2009 study by the Drexel University School of Public Health determined that the average cost for on-street, metered parking in most American cities was $1 per hour. The study focused on downtown public parking in 107 U.S. cities.

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After surveying public parking agencies, Drexel University found that the average U.S. city's central business district parking meters allow for two-hour parking times on average. The study also looked at averages for off-street public parking garage prices, the cost of violations for expired meters and fines for other on-street parking violations. The study represents baseline data for future public transportation and parking policy studies.

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