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- November 19, 2015

In Just 5 Years, Austin’s Downtown Boom Has DOUBLED The Number Of Parking Tickets Being Written

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KXAN — The city’s population boom is causing an inevitable headache for many downtown visitors: a parking crunch.

City officials have worked to increase parking throughout the city—doubling the number of paid parking spots in the past five years. Perhaps the most obvious effort downtown is the addition of numerous new street-side meter stations. Those stations increase parking turnover, which boosts space availability and aids nearby businesses, officials said.