Comment 36919

By g. (anonymous) | Posted January 09, 2010 at 19:27:29

imagine a metering system that recognizes your car automatically, lets you park for free for the first 15 or 20 minutes, then starts charging an escalating rate for each subsequent quarter hour interval. the longer you stay the more expensive it gets per hour. no more ineffective and poorly enforced 2 hour limit. let the price dictate how valuable street parking is for people. this could eliminate tickets all together, probably increase revenue substantially as very expensive "meter maids" would be eliminated. the punitive costs of parking tickets are a major discourager for some people and not really an efficient method of balancing the individuals needs for reasonably priced parking and the municipalities need for enforcement.

could be simply an rfid enabled card placed in a vehicle. monthly statements could be charged to a credit or debit account.

either that or just have curb mounted hydraulic rams that slowly apply pressure to a vehicle eventually crushing it like a pop can if the time runs out on the meter.

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