Downtown parking system is confusing

Today’s story prompted me to utter a complaint I’ve had for the past two years: the “default” at the parking registers is not what most people want when they approach the pay station. Why isn’t the first display “2 hrs free?” Then one can just press the gree button, and the second display will read “ticket printing.” It’s all very well to say that people aren’t following the directions, but when you are zipping in and out of downtown on errands, the lengthy directions are confusing.

In fact, I don’t understand when anyone is required to use the “2 hours $.75/hr.” Exactly when does a person have to pay for street parking? Or is the problem that the street registers have to match the ones in the pay garages? Can’t we distinguish between the street parking and the “have-to-pay” parking (including the pay lot on Franklin)?

Beverly Haywood

Douglas

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

 

More

Does all art appropriate?

In the wake of recent accusations of racism and misuse of others’ cultures, I must ask: “Are pale-skinned peoples the only ones who appropriate cultures?”... Read more

We need to pay for what we use

Regarding Mr. Wohlforth’s commentary in the Anchorage Daily News, Feb. 19, he really summed up the situation nicely, plus adding the study on the reduction... Read more

Ninth Circuit ruling threatens Native subsistence rights

Voice of the Arctic Iñupiat (VOICE) is disappointed by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Feb. 12 to approve threatened-species status for... Read more

People over poisons, please

Call your legislators about Senate Bill 173 regarding pesticides and utility poles. We operate Oceanside Farms in Homer, growing food without synthetic “-cides”. We take... Read more