Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Bethesda Parking Rate Increase
Starting today, July 1st, the new parking rates are in effect for downtown Bethesda, MD. Short-term parking (3 hours or less) $1.00 per hour. Long-term parking (over 3 hours) $0.65 per hour. Monthly parking sticker $120.00. I believe this rate is for all county operated garages and meters.
The ill-defined North Bethesda, MD parking rates are also increased. Short-term parking (3 hours or less) $0.75 per hour. Long-term parking (over 3 hours) $0.50 per hour. Monthly parking sticker $95.00.
On the subject of parking, it is illegal to park longer than the hours stated on the parking meter and, inserting additional coins after the time has elasped does not extend the allowable time a vehicle may remain parked in the same space.
One of my co-workers found out the hard way that you also can't exit a parking garage then come back in and park in a different space and restart the short-term parking clock.
More information available from the county (actually, exactly the same information).
Update July 14th: Just ran across this DPWT news release about feeding meters.