Parking Meter Increases Take Effect 9/21

Some on-street meters will add $0.25 to hourly rate


CINCINNATI – The City of Cincinnati’s Parking Division is working in neighborhood commercial areas across the city, changing meters to reflect the $0.25 increase announced last month. On Thursday, Sept. 21 at 3 a.m., the change will go live across the City’s smart meters and multi-space kiosks, which comprise the majority of metered spaces. The remaining older, coin-operated Duncan meters will be updated over the following one to two weeks through manual programming.


The commercial areas scheduled to increase have been determined by several data-supported factors, ensuring that the market drives parking rates. The increase, recommended as part of the Fiscal Years 2018-2019 Biennial Operating and Capital Budgets, was determined based on public feedback from committee hearings during the budget approval process.


“As we start to see growth in commercial activity, adjusting rates allows us to manage parking supply and cut down time spent searching for a parking spot, thereby cutting down on traffic and congestion,” said Oscar Bedolla, director of the City’s Department of Community and Economic Development, which houses the Parking Division. “In turn, more customers get through the doors of our local businesses.”


This is the first increase in neighborhood meter rates since 2010. Rates in the Central Business District and Over-the-Rhine (OTR) were last increased in 2015 with the creation of five parking zones throughout the two areas. This is consistent with the City’s dynamic pricing parking model.

The following neighborhood commercial areas will see an increase:


  • Clifton
  • Oakley
  • Corryville
  • College Hill
  • The Heights
  • O’Bryonville
  • CUF
  • Pleasant Ridge
  • East Walnut Hills
  • Walnut Hills
  • Hyde Park
  • Areas of Central Business District
  • Mt. Lookout
  • Areas of Over-the-Rhine
  • Northside



Marburg Bridge Reopens

Delighted to announce that the Marburg Bridge construction is completed - and the bridge is open for traffic.  Ribbon cutting was at 3pm on Saturday, Sept 16 on the bridge. We salute Cincinnati DOTE for getting this complicated project done in record time. Finishing work will continue through October, but the bridge will remain open and the detours will be removed. 
“We are excited about the new bridge,” said Michael Moore, director, Department of Transportation and Engineering. “The community now has a safe bridge with a better grade, wide sidewalks and enhanced aesthetic appeal. We recognize how inconvenient the closure has been and we greatly appreciate the patience and understanding of area residents and businesses."


Keep working on PLAN Hyde Park

Come to our working group meeting:

Tuesday, Sept 26, Oakley Recreation Center, 6-8 pm

These meetings will be interactive and fun! There will be a brief presentation, followed by an interactive visioning exercise. You will be able to discuss your thoughts with your small group, City staff and Neighborhood leaders.

Please let us know your thoughts about your community ahead of time by taking our survey about Hyde Park!




HPNC Accepting Applications for Member of the Board of Trustees

If you would like to actively serve your community, consider joining the HPNC Board of Trustees.  There will be at least one open seat when currrent terms expire in May. 

Applicants must either live, own property,  or own/operate a business in Hyde Park.  A board term is 3 years.

To apply, complete the Candidate Fact Sheet  and email it to the address on the form, or print it out and mail it to HPNC, PO Box 8064, Cincinnati OH 45208.





Monthly Meeting Time & Place

HPNC meets every second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm, usually in the Commons Room of Knox Presbyterian Church.  All meetings are open to the public.

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