Change Will Come If You Poke It

On cold days, meter coins need a nudge
parking meter

The long arm of Republic Parking.

Across from the surface parking lot where the City Apartments will be built, Republic Parking meter change collectors were making the rounds this morning. The holiday collection schedule meant that the meters were especially full, and the recent freezing rain had led to some coins freezing together.

But these guys are equipped with a tool to jam the coins through.

On spotting the change collectors in action, The Chronicle’s first thought was that the meters were being swapped out for the new kiosks, but this proved not to be the case. In fact, based on the planned initial deployment of the new kiosks in the State and Liberty Street area, these meters will not be among the first to be replaced, if at all.

Section: Neighborhoods

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