This week, the city installed new "pay and display" meters around the soon to open Peoria Riverfront Museum.
The device is an upgraded version of the area's current quarter meters.
Four have been installed around the museum on Liberty, Water, and Main Streets.
They coincide with about 60 brand new parking spaces which the city has added for the expected increase in travelers.
The pay and display meters are 25 cents per 15 minutes, or a dollar for one hour.
People will get a ticket which they can display in their car window.
Special Projects Manager Chris Setti says the city is using the machines on a six month trial basis to see if they actually benefit area drivers.
"If we didn't have meters around here, people who work at some of the local businesses they might come and park here for free all day long and there would be no ability for people who wanted to visit the museum to actually use the meters or park here," Setti explained.
The machines take coins, debit, and credit cards.
People will get a receipt which they'll display on their car dashboard.
If the machines prove useful, the city will purchase them, plus an additional seven to install in riverfront parking lots.
The multi-space meters go live October 22nd.