Cleveland Heights trials new parking app
Those parking in three Cleveland Heights parking garages—in Cedar Fairmount, Cedar Lee and Coventry Village—can now use a mobile Passport Parking app that they can download to iPhone and Android smart phones.
The City of Cleveland Heights made the announcement on Sept. 23 and has posted information about how to download and use the app at www.clevelandheights.com/parkingapp. The information is also accessible via a Passport Parking icon on the website’s home page.
The parking rate for those using the app is the same 50 cents per hour as for those using quarters, which meters will continue to accept. Parking app users are charged a 35-cent convenience fee per transaction.
The app will enable users to add additional parking time without having to return to the garage. The convenience fee is charged once; there is no additional convenience fee for adding extra time.
Susanna Niermann O’Neil, vice city manager, said the city expects some initial glitches, and will evaluate the parking app for a trial period before extending it to the surface lots: “I’m hoping in February—in five to six months—we’ll have enough data and understanding to go forward.”
Kim Sergio Inglis
Kim Sergio Inglis is editor-in-chief of the Heights Observer. She lives in the Shaker Farm Historic District in Cleveland Heights.