City of Loveland is launching a Parking Meter Trial this week.

By Chuck Gibson 

LOVELAND, OH (May 18, 2021) – A parking meter trial originally announced by the City of Loveland in March was delayed to accomodate equipment installation. The equipment is in place and Loveland announced today they’ll launch the parking meter trial beginning Wednesday, May 19, 2021. 

Parking Meter Kiosk part of Loveland’s trial beginning Wednesday, May 19, 2021 (Provided)

Here is the announcement of the parking meter trial start-up released by the City of Loveland earlier today. 

The City of Loveland’s parking meter pilot program will begin May 19, 2021.

The pilot program will take place in Downtown Loveland in collaboration with meter equipment provider IPSGroup, Inc. and mobile app provider ParkMobile.

The pilot incorporates less than 10% of the city’s parking spots. Thirteen single-space spots along West Loveland Avenue, Broadway Street, Harrison Avenue, Railroad Avenue and Karl Brown Way, as well as 42 within the City Hall parking lot, will be converted to paid spots for the recommended fee of $1.00 per hour. Drivers may pay for spots at kiosks located in the City Hall lot or via the ParkMobile smartphone

A key feature of the pilot program is the mobile app. With the app, drivers will have access to services such as digital payment, advance registration, expiration reminders, and re-reserving capabilities.

During the pilot, City of Loveland Public Works employees will service the system, and Loveland Police will enforce the parking restrictions. Then, each department, along with IPS and ParkMobile, will submit its observations and data to City Council to evaluate the program’s effectiveness.

Due to installation setbacks, the city had postponed the launch of the pilot program, which was originally scheduled to begin in March 2021.

Residents and visitors can provide feedback and ask questions about the pilot by contacting City Hall at (513) 683-0150 or info@lovelandoh.gov.

CLICK HERE to see/download Parking Meter Fact Sheet 

CLICK HERE for video announcement by LPD Chief Rahe