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TACOMA: City needs better parking meter signage

Letter by Beatrice E. Batey, Tacoma on March 28, 2011 at 3:10 pm | 3 Comments »
March 29, 2011 9:00 am

I liked the letter written by a store owner explaining how considerate a meter reader was to one of her customers (TNT, 3-24). Unfortunately, I had no such luck Friday evening when I forgot we were in paid-parking territory when we dined at Over the Moon.

I saw the sign “Parking” and was delighted as I was able to park close to the alley, get out Mom’s walker and walk her down to the restaurant.

I do get downtown, and have even used a meter, but mainly I’m in private parking areas. I forgot all about the meters – mea culpa. I do think it would be a nice idea for restaurants to have signs reminding folks if they have paid for their parking. Or change the parking signs to read “Pay Parking Only.”

Or we could just continue to use the Proctor District for dining, or all those other good restaurants with free parking.

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