Avid Biker Creates Map Of Chicago’s Parking Meter Payboxes
Why would an individual who rides a bicycle year round, doesn’t own a car and therefore never needs to feed a parking meter create a map showing every parking meter pay box in the entire city?
Vance did it to help out a friend he explains.
“A friend wanted the data for his blog post and found the CPM website cumbersome to browse and manipulate,” says Vance. “I’ve now liberated the data so anyone can have it.”
“Mine allows you to browse the city looking for a spot while the CPM website requires you to search for a specific location,” he says.
Vance, not only posts to Streetsblog almost daily, but also creates bike related apps and spearheaded several bike and traffic safety data and mapping projects.
The meter map took him four hours to complete Vance says.
Here’s Steven Vance’s “Parking Pay Boxes in Chicago” map.
Vance’s map is a great resource for drivers and will be added to The Expired Meter’s blog roll.