My pal, “Special K,” commented on The Basics post that I should post my parking meter picture. This was the third photo I as a homework assignment for the first week of class. The assignment was just to take photos using the manual settings. This photo isn’t particularly evocative, but in honor of the little reprieve City Council granted for city drivers, the photo might deserve a second look.
I don’t really have a problem with raising the parking rates, but it’s a lot to ask people to carry enough quarters to keep their cars in Oakland or the South Side at a rate of $2/hour. Luckily, the council’s isn’t just putting of the inevitable. They’re using this time to install more machines that accept cash and cards, like those around Schenley Plaza.
I just thought of something: If we go to a ticket-in-the-window parking system, no one will ever experience the glee of pulling up to a meter that still has parking time left. This one has nearly 50-cents worth of parking time! How nice.
And of course, bikes still park for free. 🙂 If I were a little taller, I could have featured the bike more. Alas, I’m only 5’3″ on a good day. Today has been a pretty good day.