Dec. 4, 2012 By Christian Murray
Muni-meters are starting to appear in Sunnyside.
In the past few days, the Department of Transportation has been inserting the base component of the meters into the sidewalk throughout the North side of Queens Blvd.
It is part of the department’s plan to roll them out throughout Sunnyside—as they are being expanded borough wide.
The advantage with muni-meters is that a greater number of cars can park within a district, said Joe Conley, chairman of Community Board 2. People tend to park closer together than with single-spaced, metered-parking. The implementation of the muni-meters is not about raising revenue, he said.
The new muni-meters take quarters, $1 coins and credit or debit cards. Drivers typically buy units of time, usually in 15-minute intervals. They are then issued with tickets that they place on their dashboards.
The cost is 25 cents per 15 minutes, with varying duration periods.