Parking meter coin collectors

4/13/2009:

How do we know?

Not sure how many people it takes to collect the quarters out of Hoboken’s parking meters – but here we have three guys having a grand ole’ time removing coins along Washington Street.

I hope that whomever gets elected Mayor figures out a way to close any and all loopholes that exist with these things (i.e., modernize the whole process, audit trail, etc.)

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matt_72
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[quote comment=”148849″]garages with good subsidy for residents, and more metered parking to increase revenues.[/quote]

Will never happen. We can’t even get land for parks, much less parking.

davidcdavid64
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davidcdavid64

garages with good subsidy for residents, and more metered parking to increase revenues.

davidd
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davidd

Well you might create more spaces than that. There are ~196 intersections in this town. The problem is many are (illegally) in use already by resident’s cars, I am pretty sure there are safety concerns given Hoboken’s many narrow streets… Given the low cost of parking permits, more residents would immediately overflow the legalized space.

No, I don’t think residents would flock to garages. Parking permits would need to be $1000 before they’d push people to the deck. I’d expect people with weekend cars to give them up and people in building with built in parking to not get resident permits. Studies suggest the right price could bring a 10-15% reduction in the number of cars which should reduce parking times to seconds.

What I’d like is for the council to do a survey to find out what the price point is. With exceptions for low-income individuals and the elderly. Still sound crazy?

[quote comment=”148815″]That makes no sense. Where would the cars go? You think residents would rush to the city garages and pay $200+ a month.
If the city wanted to create over 100 spaces all over the city all they have to do is paint back the yellow lines on the corners from 25 feet to 15 feet. Everyone parks behind the yellow line , 10 feet further back from the corner than they legally need to be, thus wiping out 8 spaces at every intersection in town.[/quote]

gofigure
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gofigure

That makes no sense. Where would the cars go? You think residents would rush to the city garages and pay $200+ a month.
If the city wanted to create over 100 spaces all over the city all they have to do is paint back the yellow lines on the corners from 25 feet to 15 feet. Everyone parks behind the yellow line , 10 feet further back from the corner than they legally need to be, thus wiping out 8 spaces at every intersection in town.

davidd
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davidd

In my previous post, I meant that with higher parking permits, there would be more available street parking off of Washington, such that residents would not need to use variable pricing meters on Washington often if the did not want to.
I think both higher parking permits and variable pricing are needed to solve Hoboken’s awful parking situation.

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