New Smart Meters in Birmingham
INTRODUCING THE CIVICSMART LIBERTY SMART METER!
The installation of 1,262 credit card enabled "smart" parking meters has begun! All parking meters located in the City of Birmingham will offer payment by credit card as an option upon completion of the installation of the new parking meters. The existing parking meter housing and poles will remain intact. The existing coin only parking meter mechanisms will be replaced with the new "smart" meters and vehicle detection sensors will be installed at every meter space.
If you are a traditionalist and wish to continue to pay with coins - fear not! The new parking meters will still have a coin slot for payment using nickels, dimes or quarters!
If you are "tech savvy" and excited about the ability to pay by credit card - then you will be thrilled to learn that the City of Birmingham will be absorbing the processing costs associated with use of credit cards. That's right! Parking rates will be the same regardless of payment type - coin or credit card. The new meters will accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
Prefer to pay using Parkmobile? Another great option! The new Liberty meters will reflect Parkmobile payments ON THE METER and on your mobile phone.
Also, the new vehicle detection sensors will allow parking patrons to utilize mobile phones, computers or vehicle apps to locate convenient parking close to Birmingham destinations for business, shopping, dining or recreation.
Parking enforcement personnel, police department staff and CivicSmart representatives will be available to assist parking patrons and the public regarding use of the new equipment. It is anticipated that the installation of the new parking meters will be complete by June 30, 2017. Please see below for installation progress updates.
Mark H. Clemence
Chief of Police
Smart Meter Installation Progress Updates
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
The installation of the new meter mechanisms began today at 1 p.m. on the east side of South Old Woodward at Landon and continue northbound. The goal for week #1 installation of meters and sensors is to complete all of South Old Woodward from Landon to Maple and Hazel Street on or before June 4th. Areas completed on May 31 are as follows: South Old Woodward (east side) from the triangle to Hazel, Hazel Street, South Old Woodward (east side) from Hazel to just south of Brown.
Forty meters mechanisms were installed today at the following locations:
Saturday - Sunday, June 3-4, 2017
We are planning to install additional meters over the weekend. More updates to come.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Installation included 34 spaces on N. Old Woodward from Harmon to Euclid, 14 spaces on N. Old Woodward from Lot 5 to Willits, and 28 spaces on Willits from Old Woodward to Cheser on both sides of the street.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
North Old Woodward (west side) from Willits to Hamilton - 12 spaces
Friday, June 9, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Two zones were installed for a total of 15 more spaces with new smart meters.(North Old Woodward - west side) from Old Woodward to Hamilton - 6 spaces, and Landon Street - 9 spaces.258 more meters to be installed on Monday on W.Maple, S. Old Woodward, George, Frank, Ann, Daines, Pierce, & Henrietta.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017