Re "Parking meter ed" (Forum, Jan. 8):
Last spring, I decided to grab some food at a favorite downtown restaurant. The new, user-unfriendly parking meters had been installed. I kept driving.
Last week, I braved the meters and lunched at the restaurant and discovered how much the price of parking had been raised. Paying $2 to park for an hour increased my $8 lunch tab by an unacceptable 25 percent.