Memphis is the largest city in the state of Tennessee. It is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee.
A resident of Memphis is referred to as a Memphian, and the Memphis region is known, particularly to media outlets, as "Memphis & The Mid-South".
Downtown Memphis rises from a bluff along the Mississippi River, and the city sprawls outward over southwest Tennessee and into northern Mississippi and eastern Arkansas. Several large parks are scattered through the city.
The city's central location has led to much of its business development. Located on the Mississippi River and intersected by five major freight railroads and two Interstate highways, I-40 and I-55, Memphis is ideally located for commerce in the transportation and shipping industry.
Memphis has a humid subtropical climate, with four distinct seasons.
Parking in Memphis
On Street Parking
Memphis on-street meter payment is enforced by Parking Enforcement Officers and Memphis police.
City of Memphis police officers issue 3 different types of tickets, citation tickets, summons tickets, and ordinance tickets. Typically, parking infractions are enforced by issuing citation tickets.
On-street parking meter rates were increased city-wide in 2011 from $0.75 per hour to $1.00 per
On-street meter signage indicates that parking is free after 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Smart cards allow for the payment of parking through a pre-paid stored value memory card with an embedded micro-chip, similar to a credit card. The card is pre-loaded with a dollar value, and when inserted into the parking meter, the parking fee is deducted from the card. Most cards can be
replenished either at the meter, at a re-loading station or via the internet. In many cities, the smart cards can be used for multiple purchases, most commonly for parking and transit.
Off Street Parking
The City’s off-street parking assets are controlled by the Downtown Memphis Commission. This includes off-street rate setting. This organizational practice is expected to continue into the future. Though there are plenty of parking spaces available in and around the city, it is always wise to book your space in advance to avoid last minute hassle of finding the parking space.
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