Lower Minimum Credit Card Charge On Parking Meters
City Councilman Sam Zurier will introduce a resolution at Thursday’s council meeting calling for the city to reduce the minimum charge when someone uses their debit or credit card to pay a parking meter from $2.50 to $1.
Zurier, who represents Ward 2 on the East Side, said he’s concerned the $2.50 minimum charge might discourage people from parking in Providence’s commercial districts and visiting stores.
I have a personal rant to add to the parking meter issue. It is very difficult to read the screens of these things in daylight. It is not just me — I can see other people squinting and shading the screen with their hands.
Note to industrial designers: When designing a product that is to be used outside in the sun, test the product outside in the sun!
City Council Meeting, 7pm, Thursday, April 21, Chambers, 3rd floor, City Hall, 25 Dorrance Street