New use for old parking meters
Ville-Marie and L’itinéraire announce a joint project today to help reduce homelessness in the borough. This pilot project begins with the refurbishment of the old style parking meters which have largely been replaced with pay kiosks. The new “Donation Meters” are brightly colored and accept all Canadian coins. They will be placed in high traffic areas and encourage the community to help out. A little change can help make big changes. Spouse and I worked all weekend painting up some prototypes in the garage. This is not only a great way to recycle the old parking meters, but also a wonderful way for the community to get involved. Also, other large cities will measure the success of the project as it is the first of its kind anywhere. Look for the bright green and blue meters coming soon.
To read more about this exciting project, visit the magazine’s web site: http://www.itineraire.ca/