Peter perspectives (96)

(96th in a series of posts on parking)

Peter Crownfield is officially retired but spends most of his time working with students in his role as internship coordinator for the Alliance for Sustainable Communities–Lehigh Valley.


You say “Gadfly has sensed no hue and cry among the parking populace about the 50% rise in meter rates January 1.” . . . I’ve heard many people mocking Bethlehem’s high meter rates. Is a “hue and cry” required?

Point for Peter!

“Who cares whether there’s a Polk Street Garage or not?” I have a more basic question: is it even legal to use its public status & revenues to build a garage wherever they want? — Suppose it is primarily to benefit developers (who would otherwise have to provide their own parking)?

I think we should lock somebody in a closet until we get an answer to that one — but who?


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One thought on “Peter perspectives (96)

  1. I’ve heard quite a few complaints about the $.50/hour meter increase. To whom else would people complain? The Mayor? The BPA? The term ‘deaf ears’ come to mind. Business owners and residents have expressed their beefs to me as I’m out and about. Why? Maybe because I actually care enough to ask them!

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