Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Climbing meter prices

As one of the largest commuter schools in the country, one would think that parking would be simple for students, but seeing that DePaul is located in one of the busiest cities in the country one has to expect for difficulty parking. With this being said you would think the city or at least the school would try to make it a bit easier for commuters to park in the city, but instead there are timed meters all on and around campus. If thats not bad enough, many meter's prices are starting to go up from 25 cents for and hour to 25 cents for only 15 minutes. It is absurd that the city is raising the prices of the meters and lowering the time that a quarter gets a driver. All this does is create more tickets for the people and more revenue for the city. Not only are the prices being raised, many are also going to be 24 hour meters meaning that the meter will no longer allow people to park in the spot without paying between the time period of 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. With an already troubled parking problem, these new regulations only create a further problem for the DePaul students and all Chicago residents in general.

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