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A frozen over meter doesn't mean you're off the hook from paying

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 06, 2014

A frozen over meter doesn't mean you're off the hook from paying

Think you’ve caught a lucky break if the buttons on the parking meter you pull up to are frozen and stuck? If you’re in the City of Columbus, Ohio, you can think again. Instead of getting free parking, city officials are ...

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A Nutty Way to Pay For Parking

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 25, 2013

A Nutty Way to Pay For Parking

Before many old-school meters were updated to accept payment by credit cards, I often scrounged around in my car and the bottom of my purse looking for change to pay to park. If I were in England, I could pony up ...

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The Park-O-Meter turns 78

John Latta - Jul 19, 2013

The Park-O-Meter turns 78

On July 16, 1935, in Oklahoma City, parking changed forever. There, on the sidewalk, the parking motorist found a new contraption. The parking meter had arrived. Thank you, Carl C. Magee. No more free parking, not even parking under time limit signs, ...

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Parking It

John Latta - Jul 05, 2013

Parking It

I remember being in Paris once and after a few days it occurred to me I had not seen an available parking space. Ah yes, the parking space. Surely there is a commodity exchange for those? And anger management courses? Well, the ...

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The downtown parking/housing dynamic

John Latta - Apr 02, 2013

The downtown parking/housing dynamic

Lots of words out there, especially recently, on the role that downtown parking plays in the life of a city. We’re seeing debates about who lives in the city with the biggest parking deserts, which city parking structures and lots create ...

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