The City’s new downtown parking kiosks that will replace meters are going in this fall.
City of Kamloops corporate and community affairs director David Duckworth said Thursday the bases for the kiosks are being installed now on Victoria Street.
The City is putting in 90 units, two at each intersection, two mid-block — one on either side of the road. The goal is to provide a kiosk for every six parking stalls.
Duckworth said the units should be installed on the bases by October. Then they have to be programmed. By the first week of November the kiosks should be working and accepting payment via smartphone, cash or card.
“Once they’re installed, we’ll be taking off the old meter heads,” he said.
There is a cost, of course. The City is doubling the cost of parking to $1 per hour from 50 cents.