Yesterday my husband and I decided to eat at Cross Rhodes for the first time since the March 2020 lockdown.
We parked at meter 175 on Chicago Avenue. It would take only 70 cents for 20 minutes even though the signs on the meter said $1.50 for one hour and it had a 2-hour time limit (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and a four- hour time limit (from 5–9).
I called 311.
I was told that the meter was in a 20-minute time zone, although no sign on the meter stated that.
I received word today that the meter has been replaced.
With quite a few restaurants in that area, I don’t understand how the City could even think of instituting a 20-minute zone in that area.
Our elected officials want residents and visitors to partake of all types of businesses in Evanston, but they discourage it with parking meters everywhere.
An increase in parking fees is not going to do it.
— Rachel Fowler