The Bayonne Parking Authority reminded motorists that it has replaced parking meters with pay stations on both sides of Broadway between 22nd and 23rd Streets. Last month, the Parking Authority announced that it would try out pay stations with a pay-and-display system for a three-month period. There are two reasons for trying out the pay stations on Broadway: 1) By removing metered spaces, the number of parking spots may increase. 2) Pay stations require less maintenance than parking meters.
Motorists must pay for their parking spots at pay stations that are located on Broadway midway between 22nd and 23rd Streets. The Public Works Department has installed signs to remind people to pay for parking at the pay stations. The pay stations generate receipts that the motorists must display under the passenger side of their windshields, where parking enforcement officers will expect to see them. The pay stations accept only coins, as do the existing on-street parking meters.
Meter Products is providing Bayonne with two solar-powered pay stations for the trial period. Parking meter heads have been removed from both sides of Broadway between 22nd and 23rd Streets, in order to make the pay stations the effective points of payment. Since the parking meter heads have been removed, motorists can disregard the boundaries of on-street parking spaces that were marked by the meters. With the pay station system, motorists are allowed to park in any legal parking space on both sides of Broadway between 22nd and 23rd Streets.