Copenhagen’s parking meter problem to be completely resolved today – The Post

Copenhagen’s parking meter problem to be completely resolved today

Machine failures led to some unexpected savings for Copenhagen’s car owners

Clearly, this couple is thrilled they waiting until Monday to visit the city (photo: iStock)
June 2nd, 2016 8:46 am| by Shifa Rahaman

Copenhagen’s parking meters crashed on Monday – and while the municipality struggled to get them fixed, many car owners received the unexpected bonus of free parking in several areas of the city.

In working condition … almost
Technicians have been hard at work these past three days updating the software of all of Copenhagen’s 800 meters – and most areas have been covered.

However, meters in Amager and Vesterbro will only be up and running  sometime today, reports DR.

While the problem has resulted in unexpected savings for some of Copenhagen’s citizens (it normally costs 31 kroner an hour to park anywhere in Copenhagen), it has nevertheless proven expensive for the city, and the municipality has lost an estimated 150,000 kroner.

It has also led to some people being fined unfairly – however, if you can prove your car was parked in an area where the machines were down, you will not be expected to pay the fine.