21st Century Parking in LA

‘”City officials today unveiled the parking meter of the future, which takes the swipe of a credit card as well as small change. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was among the VIPs touting the Easy Park-Easy Pay machine, which was installed in a city parking lot at 11229 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation is replacing 6,000 of the city’s 40,000 meters with the multi-unit machines that allow motorists to use cash, credit card, debit card or their cellphones to pay for parking. LADOT officials unveiled the first unit in a city lot in North Hollywood. “Anyone in Los Angeles who has parked on the street or in public lots knows the frustration of broken meters, unwarranted parking tickets, and the stress of scraping for spare change to cover your trip to the local store,” said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. City engineers plan to replace 1,000 meters in city parking lots and another 5,000 along Los Angeles streets by next spring. If the new meters are deemed a success, LADOT will replace all of the city parking meters within two years. (CNS)'”
Fancy parking meters, Bottleneck Blog, December 14, 2007

Finally! Thank God, technology, and LADOT. Here’s a picture and story at abc.com. Might be time to buy a new cell phone. (Ug.)

This entry was posted in impressed, Los Angeles. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to 21st Century Parking in LA

  1. Pingback: Movies and Film Blog » 21st Century Parking in LA

  2. janinsanfran says:

    We have a few of these in SF and there are lots in Berkeley. They really are convenient when you get used to them.

    One of these days we’ll just get our credit cards implanted as under-skin chips and wave our hands over readers to purchase things. The same chips will reveal our whereabouts at all times. We’ll adopt them enthusiastically for their convenience….

    Don’t know what I think of that.

Comments are closed.