Troy’s Parking Meters are Focused on RPI
Troy announced that it will be installing more of the parking meters like the ones we have on 15th street. According to the Troy Record, they will raise about $500,000 for the city, though the article doesn’t mention if that’s an annual number or a lifetime number. The Record describes their rough locations (which we used to make the map above):
The meters are being installed on Eighth Street between Sage and College avenues, the Hedley District along River Street, the areas around the Uncle Sam and Fifth Avenue garages and the Fifth Avenue parking lot. Meters will not be installed in the River Street entertainment district, and in certain areas, such as Fourth Street and Fifth Avenue, parking meters are being installed on both sides of the street.
When you add in the ones that are already on 15th Street and Sage Ave., it seems like RPI is slowly being surrounded by parking meters while the rest of the city is left mostly untouched.
Also, take note of the fact that RPI has significant office space in the Hedley building, which was specifically mentioned as an area for new parking meters.