Drivers parking in the Chinatown and Penn Quarter neighborhoods will see the price of parking fluctuating.
Starting Monday, the area is part of a pilot project studying demand-based pricing. Parking meter rates for blocks with high demand will increase while rates for blocks with low demand will decrease.
Depending on where a person parks and when, the price of parking will either stay the same at $2.30 per hour, decrease to $2 per hour or increase to $2.75 per hour. Like the cost of riding on Metro, rates during peak demand periods will be higher than off-peak periods.
The study area includes on-street parking spaces bounded by H Street NW, 3rd Street NW, E Street NW and 11th Street NW. Details of the plan are available at ddot.dc.gov/page/parkdc.