Sunday, December 6, 2009

Baltimore Parking Problems - Broken Meters

I hate to admit it, but I had to drive today. It was too cold for the bike and I had too much to carry.

Baltimore parking is terrible. Our meters made by Cale Parking systems (link) have been broken for at least a month in the Harbor East Area. I bought this 2 hour parking pass on the left at 3:31pm today. The ticket reports I bought it at 1:21pm giving me only 10 minutes to park for 2 dollars.

This is not a way for Baltimore to encourage tourism or the patronage of our local businesses.

Fox did a report on this November 5th, one month ago here(link) and the problem still hasn't been fixed. I sent this to our city councilman Jim Kraft. It will be interesting to see what happens with this.

There is also a recent interesting WBAL (11-2-09) report here(link) about the problems and city council concern with the current parking authority.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

At least with the single-space meters, if one doesn't work, go to the next one. :)

Robert D. Wray said...

There is no reason why the software in these meters shouldn't auto update the time when it goes to authorize the credit card transaction.

Doug Curtis said...

Robert, regarding your inquiry about my bike steadicam mount, send me a DM via twitter, I (fullcarbonbike) just started following you and then we can exchange email addresses and discuss a loan of the device if you're still interested.

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