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Study: Honolulu one of the worst cities for parking

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 04:41 a.m. HST, Mar 27, 2014

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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sailfish1 wrote:
Not a problem - in a few years, everyone will be riding the RAIL to town and there will be no need for parking! Hahahahahaha!
on March 26,2014 | 11:51AM
boshio wrote:
This may be true, but com'n Honolulu has got to be THE worst in the nation now.
on March 26,2014 | 12:22PM
aomohoa wrote:
You don't travel much do you? LOL
on March 26,2014 | 12:25PM
paniolo wrote:
Hawaii among the top in worse roads, traffic, drivers, and now parking. Not to mention one of the highest in gas prices.
on March 26,2014 | 12:55PM
sailfish1 wrote:
Isn't it great to be at or near the top in so many categories? Or, is it the bottom?
on March 26,2014 | 05:03PM
frontman wrote:
IS THE WORST..........
on March 26,2014 | 01:06PM
studpuppie07 wrote:
Oh S.A. that's just great & the stories about "us" the HI (Hon.) being the SECOND worst traffic in da U.S..Tell us something we don't already know, brah!
on March 26,2014 | 01:29PM
AhiPoke wrote:
Not to worry folks, we're trying harder to be #1.
on March 26,2014 | 02:01PM
jotobuddy123 wrote:
Another reason why we need rail. No parking worries if less cars on the road which is what rail is going to do. Can't wait till we finish building it. GO RAIL GO!!!!!!!!!
on March 26,2014 | 02:25PM
hawaiiwalter wrote:
jotobuddy...very few people are going to ride the rail from nowhere to a shopping center. Everyone thinks the other guy is going to ride the train and they are going to stay in their car. Do you think people are going to take a bus to the train station, get on the train and then take another bus to their ultimate destination? It will take a half a day to do all that. The train is nothing but a money pit. Sorry to disappoint you.
on March 26,2014 | 03:23PM
jotobuddy123 wrote:
Of course people are going to ride rail. There was a vote that asked the people from Oahu if they were in support for rail and the answer was yes. Cayetano ran for mayor as an anti-railer and he lost. As a unionized employee working on the project, and, by the way enjoying my paid day off, I confident that the powers at be will make sure that people will take a bus to the train station, get on the train and then take another bus to their destination. No more worries about parking. GO RAIL GO!!!!!!
on March 26,2014 | 05:39PM
SteveToo wrote:
Can U see me driving to the train station, taking it to Sam's club and then carrying $100 worth of food back on the train? LOL No way dude, it's my car all the way.
on March 26,2014 | 08:43PM
localguy wrote:
jotobuddy123 - So OldDiver and the other screen names you use, how much is HART and Grabby Boy paying you for these totally shibai posts? Rail will make little difference if any at the main shopping centers as too much stuff to carry on a train built for people. What you can wait for is to see your taxes go up to support the massive multimillion yearly subsidy rail will require to operate. So even if you do not use rail, you will be paying for it.
on March 26,2014 | 06:50PM
JoyinHI wrote:
Parking costs are only going to increase with the loss of the big parking lots in Kakaako.
on March 26,2014 | 07:42PM
SteveToo wrote:
Why do Hotels charge for parking? I bet a lot more locals would spend money for dinners and such if parking was free like in Las Vegas.
on March 26,2014 | 08:41PM
GAC wrote:
what you expect from this rat race we live in. the old hawaii is gone. too many mainland transplant now . to all you locals don't sell out for money . keep your aina for the future generation.
on March 26,2014 | 10:33PM
4212richard wrote:
Very few people pay $230/day for parking in Honolulu. I live downtown and good spots can be found for $150/day or even less if you don't need covered parking.
on March 26,2014 | 11:24PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Once a month for the past 12 years, I drive downtown to do business. Validation pays my parking ticket. Then I drive to Alii Place and visit my credit union. Parking is 75 cents for the first half hour, which is all I need. My son works downtown, parks by Aloha Tower for $8 daily, subsidized by his employer for $120 monthly. Orrr, he'll park in the Nuuanu/Liliha area for free, then bus it to downtown. If I worked downtown, I'd find free parking in the Nuuanu/Lilihi/Palama area, then bicycle in to downtown Honolulu. Or get dropped off by the wife.
on March 27,2014 | 12:34AM
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