Originally posted at 1:14 p.m. on September 25. Updated with video at 9;35 a.m. on September 26.
FRAMINGHAM – Parking meters will go into effect in downtown Framingham starting October 1.
Parking meters will be free on Sundays and Holidays and after 6 p.m.
The meters will be in effect Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Rate is $1.25 per hour or $2 for a maximum of two hours.
The Framingham Traffic Commission approved the proposal.
The 146 parking meters were installed recently.
The meters take coins or credit and debit cards.
The meters were installed in the Central Business District in downtown Framingham, which includes Concord Street, Hollis Street, Union Avenue, Howard Street and Park Street.
Business owners, in the Central Business District, had become frustrated that individuals would park downtown all day long, leaving their customers with no where to park.
Tickets for violating the two hours will be $15.
Photo courtesy of Downtown Framingham Inc.