Parking Meter Increase Angers Drivers

single-space-parking-metersWhile I’m not surprised, its beyond my comprehension why people are upset with the parking meter increases and choose to voice that anger now that the rates have taken effect. This wasn’t a surprise. DDOT announced this back on February 26. There was plenty of time to register disagreement with the City Council before now.

One thing I will agree with, however, is that the problem may not necessarily be with the cost to park, but with the City’s inability to handle multiple methods of payment. The District expects to have 500 mew multi-space coins and credit card-operated meters in place by the end of June, but that isn’t going to be easy. Currently, there are more than 15,000 old style meters in the city, so tempers are likely to flare as pockets are emptied of loose change.

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