But a reader of my blog named Carlo hit me up the other day with a few questions, and I was happy to answer them. He’s an actor, planning on moving out here, and one of his questions involved a topic I hadn’t blogged about before: parking in LA.
Carlo said parking back east is a nightmare, and wondered how it was out here. Short answer: not bad.
For all of the cars that are on the road in LA, there are many free lots, or garages for which places will validate. There’s lots of street parking as well, often with meters that you need to feed until 6 or 8 p.m. All of them take credit cards, which is super convenient, but here’s where it gets tricky:
After a designer named Nikki Sylianteng received several tickets, she came up with a solution – a graphical grid that clearly indicates when parking is permitted:
A better solution: just remove your windshield wipers. Hope this helped, Carlo.