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New parking meters to be installed on Portland's eastside

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Map showing where new parking meters will be installed in Portland's Central Eastside Industrial District. (Image: Portland Bureau of Transportation) Map showing where new parking meters will be installed in Portland's Central Eastside Industrial District. (Image: Portland Bureau of Transportation)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is installing 29 new parking meters on the city's eastside.

The installation began Tuesday in the Central Eastside Industrial District. Specifically, meters are going in along East Burnside, Northeast Grand Avenue, Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Southeast Belmont Street and Southeast 6th Avenue.

Thirteen older meters will also be upgraded during the installation of the new meters.

Transportation officials said the new meters are part of the Central Eastside Parking Management Plan adopted by the Portland City Council in June 2012.

"Given the extensive development taking place in the central city, it remains incumbent upon PBOT to continue to work to balance the demand for on-street parking in order to support area businesses and future housing demand," said PBOT Director Leah Treat. "Parking meters will help support rapidly growing businesses, their customers and other visitors to the area."

The new meters are the same model as those installed in northwest Portland earlier this year. PBOT reports the northwest Portland meters have processed tens of thousands of transactions each month since their installation with low rates of customer service issues.

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