Meter? What the hell is that? :?
Only place with meter here is downtown. I have never parked in a metered spot.
I'm impressed... I live in a fairly small, mostly rural and suburban town - but it's home to the UMASS, Amherst campus (about 30,000 students plus employees.) The center of town has almost no non-metered spaces - otherwise the UMASS students would park all day to avoid the parking decal fees on campus. We need the meters, or there wouldn't be any non-students ever going to town. It was so bad that the town had to make some on-street parking-permit-only areas - so staff at various businesses would have somewhere they could park for 8 hours...
Darren8r... you can always apply, get one, and only use it when you really need it. I have good days and bad, and that's what I do. Just make sure you understand what the parameters are for getting one. The Massachusetts one has fairly narrow wording - if you have a heart condition, no problem, after that it's a crap shoot if your doctor checks the wrong box, or doesn't adequately support the rationale. :roll: