Word to the Wise — Double Check What Your Parking Meter Gives You for Your Money

For those that use the metered parking spaces along the Georgia Avenue corridor, check the meter times to make sure you don’t get a ticket. Here’s a case in point.

The two meters above, located on the southwest corner of Otis Place and Georgia Avenue — just outside of Mom N’ Pop Antiques — appear identical in every respect. That is, until you look closely enough to what you get for your money. As you can see from the close up below, one of the meters will give you 1 1/2 minutes for a nickel and 7 1/2 minutes for a quarter while the other meter will provide 4 minutes of parking for a nickel and 20 minutes for a quarter.

My overall sense is that one of the meters was originally set up for parking in another part of the city.

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5 Comments on “Word to the Wise — Double Check What Your Parking Meter Gives You for Your Money”

  1. K Says:

    Nice spot, that is funny.. I will be more observant next time I feed a meter!

  2. IMGoph Says:

    Did DDOT reply to your tweet about this?


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