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Published on February 26, 2024
Cambridge to Increase Kendall Square Parking Meter Fees to $2 Amid Equipment UpgradeSource: Google Street View

Prepare to shell out more for your spot in Kendall Square as the City of Cambridge plans to jack up parking meter fees. Starting February 27 through March 22, parking rates are set to spike to $2 per hour, a steep hike from the previous $1 to $1.50 rate, according to an announcement made by the city.

The first quarter you drop will only buy you eight minutes, and the second a scant seven minutes. All these changes are part of an overhaul that includes upgrading meter equipment. The city has made clear that there won't be any changes to the payment options. Instructions for payment will remain posted on the meters; for coin payments, look at the meter, and for mobile payments, follow what's outlined in the Passport Parking app or on their website, as detailed in the City of Cambridge announcement.

Streets upon streets are part of this fee hike, with meters on Albany Street, Ames Street, and stretching across the tech and academic sprawl of Kendall Square all the way to Windsor Street, between Main Street and Mass Ave getting pricier.

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