KOMO News reports that
Drivers will soon pay more to park on the streets of downtown Seattle.
The new rate: $4 an hour.
The city swears this is not about money; the new higher rates will bring in $6 million more every year, but the city traffic gurus say this is all about traffic management.
Sure, the city makes $32 million a year by charging you to park on its streets. But city managers say there's a problem.
For instance, in downtown Seattle, 97 percent of the parking places are full. When one opens, another car pulls in.
Here's the idea: "Raise the rates where there is high demand for on street parking, and lower the rates where the demand is not so great," said Charles Bookman, director of traffic management.
A serious pile of bullsh*t that is.
BTW Seattle sounds a lot like Ottawa, Regina, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal, Windsor etc.