RED BANK: ANGLE SPOTS, NEW KIOSKS COMING

red bank white st.The sidewalk along the south side of White Street, at left, would be removed to allow for head-in angled parking on that side. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njAn old-school approach to parking may soon return to one street in downtown Red Bank: angled parking.

The borough council informally agreed last week to remake a portion of White Street for angled parking on one side.

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PARKING KIOSKS PROMPT GRUMBLES, TWEAKS

Parking director Gary Watson, left, guides Lou Gaspari of Lakewood through his first encounter with Red Bank’s new parking meter system in the English Plaza lot. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Day One of Red Bank’s new system of collecting parking fees was a learning and, sometimes, patience-burning experience.

Visitors to some of the five locations where centralized pay stations replaced traditional meters queued up while waiting for those ahead of them to follow computer-screen prompts leading them through the payment process Monday.

“Well, first of all, there’s a line,” one woman quipped when redbankgreen showed up to solicit feedback.

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