The move to a cashless society continues apace. The Canadian city of Edmonton is the latest to eliminate coin-operated parking meters.
For the first time in 68 years, Edmonton doesn’t have a single coin meter.
The city said goodbye to its final coin meter on Tuesday, marking a complete embrace of EPark.
Edmonton’s parking meters first popped up on July 26, 1948 downtown. A penny in a parking meter would let a driver park for 12 minutes
back then and a nickel for an hour. Fines were $1.
Since the EPark trial ended in 2014, more than 375 EPark machines have replaced 3,300 coin meters...
The old coin meters are for sale at $100 per meter. Those who are interested in buying one can contact 311 by May 31.
The city wants to sell the rest of the meters to another municipality.
Well, good luck with that. Actually, perhaps another town may need spares or parts for their existing coin meter system, but those are
slowly disappearing. I still keep some quarters in my car for meter-feeding, but I'm not sure why - old habits die hard. -Editor
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Wayne Homren, Editor
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