Miami Beach Raises Metered Parking Up to $4 an Hour
Working a minimum-wage job in Florida no longer even earns you two hours' worth of curbside parking in South Beach. Starting on Monday, Miami Beach hiked parking prices for surface lots and curbside parking spaces across the city, but not all hikes were equal. The biggest hike? Parking at curbside meter spaces on South Beach just went from $1.75 an hour to a whopping $4 an hour.
The $1-per-hour parking in public garages in South Beach is also now a thing of the past. With the exception of the Fifth and Alton garage, which still allows free parking for up to two hours, all public garages in South Beach now charge a base rate of $2 an hour.
(Update: A city spokesperson has clarified that parking garage rates haven't actually increased just yet. The city is still working to update its electronic parking app to work with garages, and until it's up and running, garages are still $1 per hour.)
Know a friend on South Beach who can get you a daily visitor parking pass? Yeah, well that just got more expensive too. Those were raised from $1 to $3.
Public surface parking spaces on South Beach also went from $1.75 to an even $2 an hour.
Mid-Beach, from 23rd to 44th streets in the Collins Avenue and Indian Creek areas, also saw price increases. Curbside meters there went from $1 to $3. Surface lots doubled from $1 to $2. The metered hours there were also massively increased from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. through 3 a.m.