Parking Meter History


Several years ago, I decided to read about the history of parking meters.  I know, it doesn’t exactly sound like a thriller.  However, it was interesting.

What really surprised me was the location of the first parking meter.  I would have guessed an extremely large city like New York or Chicago.  I was wrong.  The first parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Go figure….



3 thoughts on “Parking Meter History

  1. Interesting…the thing I have noticed here in metro Vancouver bc Canada is fewer of them seem to take coins …so if you don’t happen to have a credit card and often a cell phone as the parking meters often are not functioning, then you have to have a God memory …either remember the stall or your license plate, then you are out of luck! The price of progress!


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