i have no idea why I've decided to turn this parking crap into my " goal of the day"
i guess I am purely annoyed
Heading to gym to "wear " this off
I have to say this about the new parking policy....
First, it has made it MUCH easier to find a parking spot downtown on L.G. Smith Blvd, especially in the large lot in front of the Seaport Casino.
Second, there ARE signs as you enter the downtown indicating that you are entering a paid parking zone. The signs are blue, with the image of a parking meter with a coin being fed into it. IMHO, they need to be larger to make them more noticeable. Some of the signs do indicate that yellow-lined spaces are for residents with a permit, and white-lined, numbered spaces need to be paid for at the meter.
Third, if you've spent $1000 or more on a vacation and you are going to complain about a lousy $1.20 per hour for a parking space, then you might have your priorities a bit mixed up. I agree that the boot is harsh, but I'll bet you won't make that mistake again.
Finally, don't count on saving money by staying away from downtown. Aruparking has already announced that paid parking will be coming Palm Beach and the high rise area in April of this year. And it is badly needed, as it's impossible to find a parking space anywhere down there except in that monstrous garage.
Right now, it's in its formative stages. One can only hope that the system will be refined and become more tourist-friendly once the government figures out what works vs. what gets people into a rage.
It's still cheaper to park than buying a Chill... Now that's something that I'd like to see come down in price...
Last edited by schexc; 01-15-2016 at 06:08 PM.
This affects residents & those that rent cars. As a renter, I would rather they just charge the rental company who in turn puts the charge on your credit card as opposed to booting your car. If it's late in the day, the powers to be probably are gone so you need to leave the car, take a taxi home & back the next day. You've wasted two days of your vacation. I'll tell you, I would be so angry my vacation was wasted for two days, I'd pick a tourist friendly island next time. I have no problem with meters but the booting is mean, nasty, unfriendly & basically saying two words I won't repeat. Even New York doesn't do that unless you have tons of tickets.