Columbus is the capital of and the largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio. The broader metropolitan area encompasses several counties and is the third largest in Ohio behind those of Cleveland and Cincinnati. Columbus is the fifteenth largest city in the United States of America.
Columbus has a diverse economy based on education, government, insurance, banking, fashion, defense, aviation, food, clothes, logistics, steel, energy, medical research, health care, hospitality, retail, and technology. Modern Columbus has emerged as a technologically sophisticated city.
The city's street plan originates downtown and extends into the old-growth neighborhoods, following a grid pattern with the intersection of High Street (running north–south) and Broad Street (running east–west) at its center. North-South streets run 12 degrees west of due North, parallel to High Street; the Avenues (vis. Fifth Avenue, Sixth Avenue, Seventh Avenue, and so on.) run east–west.
Parking in Columbus
The Mobility Options Division and Parking Violations Bureau manage parking in the City to ensure reasonable access and turnover for residents and visitors.
Steps to use a parking meter in Columbus:
View illuminated parking rate, hours, time limit and more.
Insert U.S. coins into vertical slot. Display window shows amount of paid time remaining and meter expiration time or
Insert VISA, MasterCard, Discover in card slot (magnetic stripe down and to right), then remove card. Select payment amount using blue + or - buttons;
or Insert Columbus Parking Card chip side up in card slot; do not remove card.
Select payment amount using + or- buttons.
Press Ok to confirm or Cancel to end a card transaction. If neither button is pressed after about 5 seconds, meter will attempt to authorize amount.
Wait for card authorization. Remove your Columbus Card.
Display shows paid time approved and meter expiration time or requests another card.
Call the Columbus Service Center, (614) 645-3111 or go to www.Columbus.gov for more information.
Long Term Parking
Visit BestParking.com for a full interactive map online showing all parking garages available in Columbus.
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