CLEVELAND — The City of Cleveland started working on new parking pay stations in the Central Business District this week, replacing coin-operated meters with solar-powered Flowbird pay stations that account for multiple parking spaces.

These new pay stations will take both coins and credit cards. They will have the user enter their license plate number and the zone where they parked, according to a press release from the city. Individuals can also make payments using the ParkMobile application that was introduced to the area in October last year.

“This is the next step in our ongoing efforts to improve the overall parking experience for residents and visitors parking in downtown Cleveland," reads a release on the city’s website.

The parking rates will remain unchanged, the release states.