facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Parking meters don't cater to short people

May 30, 2012 at 5:11 PM   |   Comments

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 30 (UPI) -- Vertically challenged residents of Louisville, Ky., said the new parking meters installed around the Hall of Justice are too tall for them to reach.

Rick Lombardo, who stands at 5 feet, 1 inch, said the new meters, which are 5 feet, 5 inches tall, have upward-angled screens that do not allow shorter motorists to see the screens on the meters, WAVE-TV, Louisville, reported Wednesday.

Tiffany Smith, assistant director of the Parking Authority of River City, said the meters were designed to allow motorists to pay with credit cards as well as coins.

"If they are well received by our citizens and visitors PARC will consider a purchase to install them permanently," Smith said of the meters, which were installed in mid-May.

She said the meters were put atop existing poles that will be shortened by workers if they become permanent. Officials said they may consider cutting the poles sooner to allow shorter motorists to see the displays.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Los Angeles bakery delivers marijuana-infused pizzas Los Angeles bakery delivers marijuana-infused pizzas
2
'Stay of execution' for bird living in store 'Stay of execution' for bird living in store
3
Scottish Grindr user employs hookup app to cheat strict U.K. exit polling ban Scottish Grindr user employs hookup app to cheat strict U.K. exit polling ban
4
Circuit breaker thief identified from CCTV footage Circuit breaker thief identified from CCTV footage
5
Irish man called officer 'gay,' exposed buttocks Irish man called officer 'gay,' exposed buttocks
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback