WICKER PARK — Motorists tired of heading out to feed their meters in Wicker Park and Bucktown can soon use the city's new pay-by-phone parking app in the neighborhoods.
Workers were seen installing new parking meter signs in Wicker Park along Milwaukee Avenue Monday morning for ParkChicago, which is currently rolling out in neighborhoods across the city.
The new parking option debuted in the West Loop in April.
The app, which is available for Android and iOS, allows drivers to pay with their phones or tablets for spots that are marked with one of the new signs. From there, they can add money to the meter wherever they want without displaying a receipt in the dashboard.
According to Chicago Parking Meters spokesman Scott Burnham, the expansion to Wicker Park and Bucktown should be complete within the next two weeks.
While the app is free to download, there's a 35 cent fee for those who pay for less than two hours.
For more information about how to use the app, ParkChicago has an FAQ page posted on its website.
Contributing: Alisa Hauser