Since the City of Portland introduced SmartMeters (pay stations) for on-street parking several years ago, one of the ongoing complaints is that you can’t securely attach the sticker to a motorcycle or scooter. Someone can easily come along and steal your sticker.
PBOT now has an answer, a monthly permit you can buy in lieu of using the meters.
You’re still restricted by the maximum time limit in the zone, but for $40 per month you can park all you want.
My question: is $40 a good price for this? How often would you need to park your scooter or hog to make it worthwhile?
3 responses to “Park Your Scooter by the Month?”
I doubt people will be lining up to buy the new passes at that price.
For comparison–commuting Mon-Fri by scooter, I paid about $30 per month in gas. Insurance is less than $15 per month.
I would LOVE a monthly parking pass option for my scooter, but this is not it. Way too expensive for what it is.
I can park my scooter at Smart Park garages for $30 a month. I see no reason to have this pass. I’ve never had a sticker removed from my scooter, either.