Motorists pay $250,000 a year to drive in to get free parking at an oceanfront lot, but many still aren’t aware of signs that are posted there that make it seem like they can and should pay to get their vehicles parked, according to this week’s column.
A staff reporter for The New York Times wrote about the signs at five Green P lots that have been designated as “official parking,” and with them, pays. But after signing up, some customers got a ticket. Those that didn’t pay ended up fending for themselves by placing them in the lot when no one else was occupying them.
Usually when an official lot has paid to be designated, the spaces at the bottom (“paint markers,” they are called) that otherwise aren’t accessible to all, or sometimes only a few, people are moved out and you are sent a ticket.
But you can’t really see them if you’re stuck paying for your car, which is where we’ve been lately, so when vehicles get ticketed, they are driven away until staff can make it happen.