LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The WAVE 3 Troubleshooter Department uncovers the city of Louisville is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on new parking meters that some drivers are already complaining about. Short people say the new meters make parking a tall order, because the meters are literally too tall for some people to use.
Despite that, the Parking Authority of River City is spending $284,000 to install those computerized parking meters downtown.
When PARC was testing out those new meters in May they put the larger meter heads on top of existing poles. That made the meters so high, people 5'-1" or shorter couldn't see the screen. One driver demonstrated how he had to use a step stool just to make sure he put in enough money.
In response to those complaints PARC took down those downtown test meters. But in October, PARC started installing 537 of the new style meters permanently. They will be located around the courthouse, along Muhammad Ali, Cedar Street and 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Streets.
This time PARC cut back the post three inches before putting on the new meter head. That's going make the new meter height 4'-9" which they hope will take care of any issues with shorter drivers not being able to use them.
PARC spokesperson Tiffany Smith said the new meters will increase revenue and convenience because they accept credit cards and overall should be a win for the city.
"We are very excited about them," Smith said in an email.
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