Citing an increase in demand, the City of Regina has increased the rate for its downtown parking meters to $2 per hour.
According to the city, increasing the rate — from the previous $1 per hour — will help with vehicle turnover for short-term parking needs. The city said it needed to ensure its parking meter fees were more in line with off-street parking options.
"This [rate increase] will deter long-term parkers from using on-street stalls intended for two-hour turnover for longer-term stays," the city said in a news release on its website in advance of the hike.
The city noted there are 1,250 metered parking stalls in the downtown core. The meters accept $2, $1, and 25¢ coins.