PITTSBURGH, PA (May 18, 2020) The City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Parking Authority announced today that enforcement of metered parking spaces in the Central Business District Downtown will resume on Wednesday, May 20.
With the resumption of business activity allowed under Governor Tom Wolf’s yellow reopening phase, parking meter enforcement Downtown will allow for turnover in parking to support retail, restaurants and other businesses.
Since the City shut down in mid-March and parking meter enforcement was suspended, many vehicles have stayed in parking spots all day, leading to complaints by restaurants that takeout customers were having trouble finding Downtown parking.
The PPA will temporarily allow the first half-hour of parking to be free, which will assist with take-out and pickup services by such businesses. Parkers must enter their license plate information into parking kiosks or their phone app to take advantage of the half-hour free parking. Only one free parking session can be used per day.
Enforcement officers began issuing warnings in Downtown today regarding the upcoming enforcement measures.
PPA parking garages Downtown remain open for workers seeking long-term parking.
Parking meter and residential permit parking enforcement remains suspended for the time being in all other city neighborhoods and business districts.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.