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The Chicago Traveler

Get in the Zone with Parking Anytime

by Matt B on August 28th, 2008

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Parking in Chicago can be a tricky ordeal. Aside from parking meters and pricey garages, you also have to worry about local neighborhoods' parking time restrictions, permit parking, and street cleanings. And if you're visiting in the winter, there are the ever-dreaded snow routes. For those of you from warmer climates, Chicago has several miles of streets that are susceptible to a 'two-inch snow ban,' in which parking is prohibited when the snow is over two inches deep (5 cm). And between December 1 and April 1, there is an Overnight Parking Ban in effect on approximately 107 miles (172 km) of city streets from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m.

I received my first parking ticket when I parked on a neighborhood street and didn't notice the permit parking signs. Your car could be ticketed or even towed if you're not careful.

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But there is help available. ParkingAnyTime is a parking guide that gives drivers all their options at any address. Type in your destination or a point of interest, and the website will provide you with a map of garage locations and their operating hours, rates, and even daily specials. You can also get information on parking meters and any parking restrictions in the area.

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So if public transit isn't an option and you have to drive, you don't want to spend your time driving in circles trying to find a parking spot. Save some time and gas with ParkingAnyTime.

Photo credit: (c/o Flickr) alykat, maxually, Matt Stratton, chascarper, Fuzzy Gerdes, goatopolis, monsieur paradis, septuagesima, ParkingAnyTime


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1 opinion for Get in the Zone with Parking Anytime

  • Alicia
    Aug 30, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    The street that we live on has street sweeping every fourth Wednesday. I had no idea what this meant (truth be told, I didn’t even see the sign) and I got a ticket for being on the wrong side of the street one fourth Wednesday.

    When I lived in Vegas, we had street sweepers, but they would just go around your car. We also had driveways for every house, which is something that few houses in Denver seem to have (at least, the ones I have seen). Some of them have driveways in the back, but most of them just have a garage that meets up with the alley.

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