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.