after they were installed, Mount Kisco's parking stations in Shopper's Park are getting some upgrades meant to make the experience with them better.
Already, shelters have been added in some spots for protection from the elements, as well as to keep paper money from getting wet, according to Village Manager James Palmer.
Those shelters will serve another purpose: To support new signage meant to make the stations easier to understand. Since the stations were installed nearly two years, there have been compliants from a number of people that using them is complicated.
"Hopefully some additional signage will make it a little bit easier," Palmer said.
Payment will soon get easier, as the machines are being given the ability to accept credit cards as another method. The pay stations, called LUKE machines, have always been capable of using credit cards and the feature has been in use in other communities, including at the Chappaqua train station's lot.
Each of the changes is in response from people who made the requests.
While to expanding the LUKE machines into the village's other lots that still use old-fashioned meters, doing so is unlikely at this point. Palmer noted that the transition to the pay stations hasn't been as easy as he hoped.
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