Milwaukee city leaders vote to begin surge pricing for parking meters downtown | FOX6Now

MILWAUKEE — It will soon cost you a lot more to park your car in downtown Milwaukee. Parking meter surge pricing means you could pay upwards of $5 per hour and people seem worried.

Many said they had no idea this proposal was being discussed, let alone being enacted and now that it’s in place — some are thinking twice about driving downtown.

Finding a parking spot in downtown Milwaukee isn’t always easy. And now, finding a cheap place to park will be a challenge.

“I for one thought it was insane,” said Andrew Lowry.

On Thursday, Oct. 4, Mayor Tom Barrett and the Common Council finalized a plan allowing the Department of Public Work’s commissioner to adjust the rates for metered parking in the city.

Rates could be set at 25 cents per hour all the way up to $5 per hour. And for special events — between $5 and $50 for event parking.

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