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Ten people standing in line in the below-freezing temperatures, waiting to feed the central parking payment machine at Farmers Market.

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  1. By Ruth Kraut
    December 31, 2009 at 8:26 am | permalink

    That’s been my experience with all of the new centralized parking machines, including the ones replacing street meters. There is often a line. One more disincentive to parking downtown…

  2. December 31, 2009 at 9:02 am | permalink

    And even more of a hardship if a person happens to have a physical challenge like cold-induced asthma, difficulty standing for long periods, or some other sort of mobility impairment? This is definitely NOT a kind and forgiving parking payment situation.

  3. By Charley Sullivan
    December 31, 2009 at 9:12 am | permalink

    My experience is that these machines are ridiculously slow, even if you’re completely ready, know your number, know the steps you need to do . . .

  4. December 31, 2009 at 11:09 am | permalink

    Please share your personal experiences and observations with the DDA. My understanding is that the kiosk system was only partially implemented so that it could be evaluated.