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Old 07-20-2009, 05:27 AM
 
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Get rid of them!!!!!!! Do they realize they hurt trading with the merchants. Te best solutuin is have the trolley run there or build multi story parking lots rvty other mile
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Da Parish
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You know they really do affect shopping! You are trying to hurry and get what you need done before the time runs out. I usually park a street or two away and walk to avoid them. Wouldn't it be lovely if all parking meters were gone and meter maids dropped off the face of the Earth?

Gee, it's been a good while since I've been to Jean Therapy; they have the cutest T's!
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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No multi-level parking strucutres! Where on earth would you put them? WHo would you displace? What about the view of some concrete hink in a neighborhood os smaller houses and shops? Not at all feasible.
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:15 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Get rid of them!!!!!!! Do they realize they hurt trading with the merchants. Te best solutuin is have the trolley run there or build multi story parking lots rvty other mile
Like Drouzin, I wish the parking meters would just dissappear and the NOPD metermaids can go "somewhere else" too. Parking garages though, I don't agree with at all. That would destroy the area. N.O. needs to advance with the rest of the company to survive and break out of the "this is how it's always been", but at the same time we don't have to become generic clones like the rest of the country and maintaining culture. I'm starting to think you have to be from S. Louisiana to understand that last line.

But anyway, NO to parking garages on Magazine.
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:49 AM
 
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Drouzin knows the secret. Just park on one of the side streets.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Hither and thither
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I don't see what the big deal is. Parking on the side streets is readily available and is usually non-threatening. The city needs the money; let the gullible non-locals who think even an inch off of Magazine Street is crime-ridden use the meters, while those of us in the know realize parking is easy on any street perpendicular to Magazine. It's amazing to me how, despite it being an old, dense city, New Orleans is incredibly easy to both drive and park. Compare this to most cities in the Northeast, where parking is restricted and metered even in many of the suburbs!
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Old 07-22-2009, 05:35 AM
 
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Parking meters along with suburban malls killed downtown in every major city. The city would recoup the investment in sales tax revenue
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:21 AM
 
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Parking on Magazine Street is dirt cheap, and the new meters allow you to use a credit card so you don't even need change. I really don't see what the beef is. Plus, there are usually very few available parking spots on Magazine Street anyway. Parking is also free on the weekends.
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Hither and thither
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Suburban malls did indeed kill downtown retail. But now a lot of suburban malls are dying and urban retail is often strong. Think about the Plaza at Lake Forest before Katrina--bad shape despite free parking. And Magazine Street seems stronger than ever, especially since it didn't flood during Katrina.
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