Time is about to expire for people parking in spots with time left on parking meters in New Haven.
The Elm City is set to test parking meters that will reset once vehicles pull out of the spot. That means people pulling in will still need to feed the meter even if there was leftover time remaining.
"That seems a little unfair," said Kevin Cole.
The city will begin testing about 30 magnetic sensors in a two-block radius on Chapel Street between York and College streets.
The city's traffic director said it will help them track the times people are using parking spaces.
"We can just take the data and look at adjusting the parking limits on particular streets," said Traffic Director Jim Travers.
Before rushing to judgment, Travers said people need to hear him out because the benefits outweigh the bad like using data down the road to help merchants promote available parking.
"We can then take the data and create an algorithm and create an app to find a spot on a particular street," he said.
The sensors for the parking meters will be embedded into the asphalt in the sidewalk.
The testing will last about 90 days.
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