NYC parking signs

To boldly go… looking for a parking spot in New York City. A few factoids from Wired magazine (December, 2005):

  • number of vehicles entering Manhattan on weekdays:948,213

  • number of curbside parking spots: 30,000

  • average parking-ticket fine: $115

  • NYC revenue from parking violations last year: $537 million (not a typo!)

  • cost to park for 30 minutes at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street: $21

  • cost of a subway ride: $2

  • average speed of crosstown traffic in Midtown: 6.1 mph

  • average speed of subway: 13 mph

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