The City of Minneapolis, Traffic and Parking Division is promoting green movement initiatives by providing electrical vehicle charging stations at the Jerry Haaf Municipal Ramp. This program is meant to decrease the amount of green gases, while providing an invaluable service to those drivers who own electric vehicles. A successful pilot program will mean the addition of charging stations throughout different Minneapolis parking facilities.
The Jerry Haaf Municipal Ramp is located across the street from City Hall at 424 South 4th Street, the vehicle entrance is located on both 5th Ave and 3rd Street. Once inside the facility our charging locations are located in the three parking spaces closest to the vehicle ramp exit. Please follow ramp exit and EV signage.
The usability and features of these stations seems to be growing every day. After setting up an account and downloading the mobile app the user can monitor all aspects of their visit to the charging station. Your newly established account will collect and store all history pertaining to your actual usage. This usage information allows you to track your: start/end times; plug out detection; ground fault detection (GFCI trip); and overcurrent detection.
November 8th, 2010
The opening of Target Field is finally upon us and MPLSPARKING would like to welcome back outdoor baseball. Our parking ramps have been preparing for the opener since the first shovel hit the ground.
A few helpful hints when making your way to the ballgame:
- Follow the variable message sign information. These signs are current and up to date. As conditions change the signs will alert you to where parking is available.
- Watch for pedestrians. Since the ballpark is new many pedestrians are experimenting with routes and shortcuts to get to the game.
- Remember to lock you car and not leave valuables in sight.
- Don’t forget to make a mental note of where you parked.
- Pay attention to Police and Traffic Control Agents. They are there to help you. Have a great time at the game!
For more Target Field information, click here.
Thank you for parking with us. We appreciate your continued patronage.
For the first time in nearly 30 years, two of Downtown’s most heavily traveled streets will carry two-way traffic, making them even more accessible, vibrant “main streets” for Minneapolis. Weather permitting, Hennepin and 1st avenues between 1st Street and 12th Street will switch to two-way on Oct 10.
The conversion of Hennepin and 1st avenues from one-way to two-way street will dramatically reshape how people get around Downtown, and it will have benefits for drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians, and businesses in the area. The conversion means many drivers will be able to get more directly to their destinations, because two-way streets decrease the need for “around the block” trips drivers experience with one-ways. Having Hennepin and First as two-way streets will mean that traffic will move at reduced speeds at times. However, drivers will have better, more direct access to the businesses and entertainment along these streets.
Link to City of Minneapolis page.