I just got my third $75 parking ticket, since moving to my new digs. I’ve gone from designated parking space, and never worrying about street cleaning times, to forgetting that I park on the damn street now! There’s got to be a way to stop getting parking tickets in this day and age of tech and broke millennials.
So I reached out to some friends to ask what they do to avoid astronomical parking ticket fees. Here were some of their suggestions, and then I’d love to hear yours…
Set phone reminders
I set a weekly alarm to remind myself of the parking restrictions. On Mondays and Tuesdays my alarm goes off thirty minutes before street cleaning time, and, if I’m home, I go out and move my car. But parking is super-easy-to-find on my street. If yours is jam-packed, you might want to set the alarm for the day before or something. -Amy
Rent a parking spot
I used to rent a garage to where I could park my car. It sucked that it was blocks away from my apartment, but it was awesome to always have a parking space without the hassle of mounting ticket fees. -Erik
There’s an app for that
You should look into something like that app by Metromile that will apparently inform you about street cleaning! -Jessica
Any other option that I’m missing. Let’s game plan this parking bullshit, Homies.
What are the ways you employ to stop getting parking tickets?