What you thought you knew about parking is just plain wrong....
- First, a quote from this Streetsblog article on parking in NYC:
> Though some local merchants have protested that the higher pricesThe whole article discussing a program whereby parking meter rates
> have driven customers away, the facts suggest that Park Smart has
> brought more potential shoppers into the area. Moreover, just over
> half of all parkers told DOT they weren't even aware they had paid
> a higher rate. (Of course, most Park Slope customers aren't looking
> for parking at all. DOT found that only 15 percent of people on
> Fifth or Seventh had driven there, while a full 68 percent had
vary by demand over the course of the day. Cuts down on cruising for
a "Free" parking spot, and actually has reduced traffic while
increasing access for all, even drivers.
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