Image by TheDigitel Tech-savvy parking meters like these make for easy vandalism targets.
While West Ashley's Avondale neighborhood has been in the traffic headlines for a lack of parking spaces, Folly Beach has also been getting little love.
Only this is not about scarcity, but the city's $1 per hour parking fee that's been made worse thanks to vandalism by those unhappy by the fee. And that, in turn, has made beach goers unhappy as they're still getting stuck with $20 tickets whether or not they can pay.
The Post and Courier has a good report on the frustrations; take a read here.
[Editor's note: The main story linked to at the front of The Post and Courier's website is a partial report that directs you to buy the full article in print. Yet, strangely, the website presence has a slightly rehashed version of the story that is dated as being published tomorrow, the 17th. Go figure, but know they may yet take the version I linked to above down.]
Two years ago Folly Beach parking was in the headlines for its efforts to crackdown on haphazard parking.