Free parking for fuel efficient cars in Ferndale, MI

In case having to pay more and more money every time you fill up is not sufficient motivation to consider a fuel efficient car, Ferndale, a Detroit suburb, is now offering free parking for cars that get 30 mpg or better. The ordinance, the first of its kind in Michigan, wants to promote environmentally friendly behavior through the small financial incentive. Craig Covey, a Ferndale council member, realizes the ordinance is more of a symbolic step. The city council met yesterday to determine which cars will qualify for the free parking. The new rules take effect on Friday. While some motorists applaud the initiative, others believe everyone should have free parking.
[Source: Detroit Free Press]

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