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  1. November 3, 2011 at 12:21 am | permalink

    At the DDA board meeting today, these “fringe” areas were described as a part of the parking demand management strategy already in place. Meters there are priced at $0.70 per hour and you can park for 10 hours (as opposed to 2 hours elsewhere). It was acknowledged that publicizing the reduced price and extended hours for these “park and walk” meters should be a part of the DDA’s communications effort.

    DDA board member Russ Collins noted that these meters reminded him of Geoff Larcom’s joke that Eastern Michigan University doesn’t have a parking problem, it has a walking problem. [Larcom is EMU executive director of media relations and former reporter for the Ann Arbor News.] Here’s a map showing the half-price meters: [link]