Kings Highway businesses got a measure of relief from the Department of Transportation, which added an hour to the time limit of meters along the busy commercial strip.
The Kings Highway Business Improvement District championed the issue back in April, sending letters to the DOT requesting the meters be changed. They argued that shoppers need at least two hours to visit multiple stores and do their shopping. One-hour muni-meters installed six weeks ago just didn’t give enough time, and it was hurting businesses, they said.
“Our patience and persistence paid off because shopping, browsing and making multiple purchases at multiple locations cannot be accomplished in one hour,” Kings Highway Business Improvement District Executive Director Phil Nuzzo told Courier-Life.
The change to two-hour limits will take effect by the end of the summer.