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Old 02-02-2009, 10:26 PM
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I visited a friend today who lives at 35th and Dearborn. This is my first time dropping in on him since the playoffs ended.

The City of Chicago has installed parking meters along both sides of 35th Street west of State Street towards the Dan Ryan and along State Street south of 35th Street. These meters have to be fed seven days a week 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.


I did not check the rates because those are changing soon (probably to $1.00 per hour).

Word to the wise: This is not an invitation to get political about the City of Chicago, Mayor Daley, etc. Do not provide an opinion about the motives of the City behind the installation of these meters that could be political or the motives of those who may or may not have been involved in the decision.

The meters are there for revenue. If you want to get deeper than that, start a thread here: www.wsiforums.com

Ok. Cringe about the shrinking pool of free parking at ball games.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:29 PM
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I visited a friend today who lives at 35th and Dearborn. This is my first time dropping in on him since the playoffs ended.

The City of Chicago has installed parking meters along both sides of 35th Street west of State Street towards the Dan Ryan and along State Street south of 35th Street. These meters have to be fed seven days a week 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.


I did not check the rates because those are changing soon (probably to $1.00 per hour).
Does the city still install meters or did they sell that to the same place they sold the meter revenue to? This could be a slippery slope. It would be in the company's best interest to have as many meters as possible, so hopfully, the city still determines their placement.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:30 PM
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Does the city still install meters or did they sell that to the same place they sold the meter revenue to? This could be a slippery slope. It would be in the company's best interest to have as many meters as possible, so hopfully, the city still determines their placement.
Good points. It is out of the City's control is my understanding....
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:54 PM
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I don't really mind, about $5 is always better then over $22. I've never really parked at the free sites, part of it is probably not knowing the city well enough and being too lazy to research it, but I'm also really paranoid/cynical, and would be worried about getting my car towed or something, so in a weird way, with the meters I know I can park there and it's not supposed to restricted to certain people with permits or something
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:56 PM
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I assume they don't have two hour limits like a lot of meters in the city?
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:09 PM
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I assume they don't have two hour limits like a lot of meters in the city?
They do.

www.Parkmagicchicago.com is the way around it (usually).
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