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Changing to Pay-&-Display parking meters-Appearance Issues

February 05, 2010 By: Tom Davis Category: Parking, Sidewalk Features

Solar powered pay-and-display parking meter.Many issues were considered when the City of Houston wanted to change parking meters. The change was to be from a mixture of single/dual space meters on a single post along with modern multi-space meters–recently added in the Cotswold area of downtown–to the more sophisticated solar-powered, micro-processor controlled, wifi networked, parking meter. This first post about our conversion relates how we mitigated the issue of the meter’s high-tech appearance in front of a historic structure.  I will offer other posts about the transition as you may be surprised how many hot points can be touched by a parking meter debate. (more…)