The Right to Free Parking
The Downtown Alliance has developed a new plan for downtown parking tokens according to the Deseret News. They say they want to "alleviate fears that parking downtown is a hassle". Parking downtown is actually not a hassle at all, it's very, very easy. You just pay, then park. Cake. There is parking everywhere. Suburban Salt Lake complains downtown parking is "a hassle" but consider: Wal- Mart is free, Target is free, Costco is free, and the suburban malls are free, so the suburbs have internalized a "right to park for free". That's the real complaint.