©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.