August 20, 2018 • The City of Sheboygan’s Parking Utility has announced upcoming changes to parking in downtown Sheboygan starting in September. Changes in parking are a result of a parking study performed by the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based company Carl Walker and approved by the Sheboygan Transit Commission earlier this year.
Starting in September, changes to parking will take place including changes to the metered parking in downtown.
“Parking in downtown Sheboygan has changed over the past several years with more parking dependent individuals working and shopping downtown,” says Derek Muench, Director of Transit & Parking for the City of Sheboygan. “We realize that parking behaviors are changing and we needed to create a parking strategy that is flexible, affordable, and easy to use. I think the changes will be positive for customers and businesses alike.”
Parking meters downtown will see changes starting in early September. All meters currently allowing 2-hour time limits will be extended to 3-hour time limits. All meters in downtown will either be 15-minute, 3-hour, or 10-hour time limits. The per-hour rate will also increase from $0.30 to $0.50. Meters with the new rates will have a blue decal on the front of the meter replacing the current maroon decal. The increase in meter revenue will go to support parking maintenance and further beautification of the downtown.
“We have found customers want longer time limits on the meters. So we have decided to extend the time from two hours to three hours. This will allow customers to go to appointments, shop, or explore Sheboygan without having to rush back to plug the meter,” says Muench. “Customers wanting longer time limits (10-hour) can choose to park on N 7th and N 9th Streets and at select meters in Lots 4 and 9.”
More parking changes will take place in October. For more information on parking in downtown Sheboygan, please visit www.shorelinemetro.com/parkingutility.