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Do you think the new parking meters kinda look like robots?

2010 September 15
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As a non-driver, I rarely interact with parking meters. In some way, they’re just kinda like background noise. And unless I’m locking up my bike to them, I don’t pay attention to them-except when I walk into them.

The other day, I ran crotch first into this bad boy on Lavaca:

With a card reader and colorful buttons, this is one highfalutin parking meter. There’s also a solar panel on the back. It almost looks like a robot. Or maybe the robot dog from British Sci-Fi show Dr Who:

What do you think?

Do they look like robots?

Are you nostalgic for the old school parking meters?


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  1. September 15, 2010

    I can’t even begin to express how little nostalgia I have for the old ones. I used to do onsite tech support and keeping change for parking meters was one of the worst parts about jobs downtown. The new credit card meters are awesome. And I love the fact that I can park in half a space if my car fits (which it often does).

    • September 16, 2010

      It’s nice not to have to always have change BUT I miss the sounds and process of the old parking meters.

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