Coin Toss


©2009 Chicago Tribune

Coming back from a shoot, I stumbled onto workers ripping out parking meters and hurling them into the back of a truck.  Chicago is switching over to a citywide system of payboxes instead of meters because with the new rates of $3.50/hour in some places, or, 14 quarters per hour, meters were filling up with quarters too quickly.  With all the havoc THAT created, I’ll bet you could have found a lot of people willing to chuck parking meters into the back of a truck, for free.  All these meters, if all goes according to plan:-), should be replaced by the end of the year.

Alex Garcia

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