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Study: Honolulu one of the worst cities for parking

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / NOVEMBER 2009Shoppers walk through the third-level parking lot at Ala Moana Center on Black Friday last year.
    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / NOVEMBER 2009
    Shoppers walk through the third-level parking lot at Ala Moana Center on Black Friday last year.

Paying for parking in Honolulu costs $42 a day and $230 a month, making it the sixth worst in the nation for parking, according to NerdWallet.com.

The personal finance site ranked 10 U.S. markets as the worst based on high costs for parking and high rates of vehicle thefts.

NerdWallet noted that those who receive a parking ticket in Honolulu must respond within 21 days, either by paying it, or by contesting the ticket in writing or at a hearing.

NerdWallet noted that the city added 340 smart meters in 2012, allowing drivers to pay for parking via Visa or MasterCard, in addition to coins.

Five markets bested Honolulu for being the worst U.S. cities for parking. In order, they are, Chicago, Ill., Oakland, Calif., San Francisco, Calif., New York City, and Boston Mass.

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