The City of Raleigh has proposed adjustments to parking rates and regulations city-wide. Live It Up! Hillsborough Street is collecting feedback on these proposals which will be shared with the City of Raleigh and welcomes any comments or suggestions to be submitted via the form linked at the bottom of this page.

This page features Hillsborough Street specific information. For more information about the additional elements proposed for Downtown Raleigh, please visit the Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) webpage here.

To view and/or download the Hillsborough Street Corridor Parking Study completed in the fall of 2018, please visit our dedicated webpage here.

New Investments

The City of Raleigh is making the following investments in parking infrastructure over the next year.

  • On-Street Parking Meter Replacement:
    • Larger displays, ADA compliant, Multi-lingual
  • License Plate Reading Technology  (LPR)
    • Efficient data gathering & mobile enforcement
    • Digital Residential Permitting & Visitor Passes
  • New Parking Management Software
    • Data Visualization & Analytics
    • Enhanced Customer Portal
  • Parking Deck Equipment Replacement
    • Focus on seamless interaction with equipment

Proposed Pricing Changes

Current Pricing for On-Street Metered Parking Spaces:

  • Priced less than deck and pay lot spaces
    • Encourages long-term parkers to stay on street all day (meter hopping)
  • Metered hours do not match peak district activity
    • Discourages turnover of spaces at peak times

Current Pricing for Pay Lot and Parking Deck Spaces:

  • Priced higher than on-street metered parking spaces

Current rates are below market:

  • The chart below shows the current rates for hourly on-street metered parking in Raleigh relative to rates in other cities across the country.



Proposed rate changes:

  • Raise on-street meter rates by .25 to .50 cents in 2019 and another .25 to .50 cents in 2020, but lower parking deck rates to encourage patrons to use decks for longer visits and to create more turnover on-street to make it easier to find on-street spaces.
  • Extend meter hours from 5pm to 8pm to encourage turnover in the evening.
  • Consider metering on Saturdays in 2020 to create more access through encouraging turnover in spaces. 


Chart Proposing raising parking rates $.25/hour and extended paid parking until 8pm


New revenue will be used for:


Chart showing the parking revenue will invest in parking supply, new technology, and existing infrastructure


Chart showing implementation will begin in Fall '19



Please review the above information and if you'd like to provide comments, please fill out this form.

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