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Chicago’s Improved Adhesive Meter Receipts:

April 15, 2010

The Expired Meter posted about Chicago’s new motorcycle-friendly meter receipts, with a closing quote from some negative creep scooterist.

I actually checked them out after talking to The Expired Meter, they are a big improvement over the old adhesive receipts, and definitely better than the cheapo thermofax paper. We appreciate the effort from the city and LAZ, though my concern about theft still stands (not to mention the hundreds of other complaints people have about the whole parking meter operation in general.)

All that said, most meters have a very limited parking window anyway, so they’re not an option for commuters or overnight parking. And even though Chicago’s metered spaces seem to be growing exponentially, a Chicago Road Use Tax medallion allows you to park on a wealth of (unmetered) residential side streets without a neighborhood permit. Eventually, those will probably be metered as well, but for now, parking in the city is about as clear and hassle-free as it’s ever been.

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One Response to “Chicago’s Improved Adhesive Meter Receipts:”

  1. leo.urbisNo Gravatar on April 15th, 2010 10:57am

    Too bad Chicago didn’t adopt the same policy as Austin, TX. The same pay-and -display parking meters were installed around the city, but instead of expecting motorcycles and scooters to attach them to their bikes, we can park in any metered spot for free up to 12 hours.

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