City removes last coin-only parking meters in Mpls.


Remember when you had to have quarters on hand to park at meters? Not anymore.

The city of Minneapolis is removing the last of its old-style parking meters Wednesday, the Star Tribune reports.

Over the last two years, hundreds of multispace pay stations that accept cash as well as debit and credit cards were installed.

The newspaper says the changeover seems to be more convenient for motorists and has produced a sharp jump in revenue. Also, the number of parking tickets issued has gone down 10 percent, according to KSTP.

WCCO says the old meters in the Seven Corners area of the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood were replaced Wednesday morning.

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