During an office conversation, I struggled to find the pros in parking, especially in downtown York. Several of us at YDR live downtown and I know first hand the pain of shelling out nearly $30 a month to park in front of my apartment.
I have the option of parking around the block for a fraction of the cost, but coming home from work late at night prompts me to pay the extra cash for peace of mind.
Because I pay a premium to park on my own block, it’s sometimes frustrating to see people park along the sidewalk where there aren’t any meters as they get their haircut in the barbershop below my apartment. I’ve never seen any of those people receive a ticket.
Another co-worker mentioned that she got a free parking spot in her rent, but living right above a restaurant means dinner time usually leaves her searching for a spot on the street — and some of those areas are lacking in street lights.
A call out on Twitter to see if anyone had any positive parking stories only produces more cons.
Pattie Crider of York mentioned that parking around the courthouse is always tough, unless you’re up to paying to park in the garage on East Market Street. Also, “…anywhere around York College other than Country Club Rd which is closely guarded by ‘parking cops’ on cleaning day.”
What parking pros or cons do you have? Any suggestions for how to make things easier?