Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Letter: Revenue down because parking meters are disaster
First Published Mar 11 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Mar 11 2014 01:01 am

I find it hard to believe the mayor and staff cannot figure out why there is a $1.5 million shortfall in revenue from parking meters ("SLC mayor: Parking kiosks not to blame for revenue loss," Tribune, March 3). Based on the current system, I assumed their goal was to stop people from driving to downtown Salt Lake City. If keeping cars off the streets is the agenda, I am fine with that; I kind of like the idea.

But to say they do not understand why it has happened is a bit crazy. Let me explain why my wife and I do not frequent downtown as much as we used to.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

1. The pay stations work less than half of the time we try to use them.

2. The two-hour limit prevents us from going to dinner and seeing a movie, without having to time everything around getting back to the car and paying for two more hours.

3. It is cheaper to park in a lot than pay for four hours of meter time.

4. The pay stations are not user friendly. No lights at night, no place to put dollar bills in, credit cards work about 50 percent of the time.

Bob Greely

Salt Lake City




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.