Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The end of the Parking Lease Meter

No, nothing at all to do with today's news, but for all the new parking wonks in town Slate has a neat piece:   Time Expired: The end of the Parking Meter. I'll add... 'as we know it' for both the lease deal and meters for the record.

HuffPo has a local perspective: In The Public Interest: Parking Privatization: A (Cautionary) Tale of Two Cities

and just fyi.  Front page of the WashPo today has a big top of the fold map on foreclosures by county across the nation. I can't find a specific link quickly, but you may want to find the paper and ink on a stand somewhere. Another story they have is about the a big drop in the income of 'part time' workers in DC.  No time to look it up right now, but I will have to generate the comparable stats for us. 


Anonymous BrianTH said...

With the lease apparently dead, I'm guessing it will be a LONG time before the City has the money to invest in modern street-parking technology. Maybe in a few decades, the fact that Pittsburgh will still be using old-style meters while most cities have moved on will be considered part of our historic charm/Rust Belt Chic.

Nice discussions in that article about rational parking policy, by the way. And Pittsburgh just became Exhibit A demonstrating how hard it is to get a rational parking policy past an unscrupulous political opposition.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 3:00:00 PM  

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