EAST LANSING, Mich. — A 15-minute grace period will begin on Sunday, Aug. 16 in downtown East Lansing’s gated parking facilities.
The grace period is for parking customers who enter and exit the gated parking facilities within 15 minutes. Customers will pull an entrance ticket upon entry, and if they exit within 15 minutes there will be no charge. Parking customers that remain parked for longer than 15 minutes will pay the full parking rate for their visit. The 15-minute grace period allows the City of East Lansing to continue encouraging customers to take advantage of carry-out options and do quick errands at downtown East Lansing businesses, while also allowing the East Lansing Parking Division to resume charges for those using the parking facilities for longer periods of time. The City has also deferred previously planned rate increases for discounted monthly parking permits and street meters in support of businesses and customers.
Enforcement at street meters, multi-space metered lots and permit lots will continue. Downtown visitors are reminded that the touchless Passport Parking mobile payment app is available for use at all street meters and multi-space metered lots. Community members can visit www.cityofeastlansing.com/parkingdowntown for additional parking information and www.downtownEL.com for a list of downtown businesses. It is recommended to call ahead or visit websites to find out what services businesses are currently offering (i.e. curbside services, carry-out orders, dine-in services, etc.). Parking customers with questions can call the East Lansing Parking Office at (517) 337-1277. The office is currently closed to the public.