Right now, you only get 15 minutes free in the lots behind Geiger's and First Federal on Detroit. Under the proposed plan, the first 30 minutes would be free; the cost thereafter would be $1 per hour for up to four hours.
Mayor Mike Summers reminded folks that you can get a lot done in 30 minutes — "15 was pretty tight," he told Sun — and likened the changes to the parking set-up in places like Cleveland Heights or Crocker Park, the home of respite, family fun and Abercrombie & Fitch.
Summers said that officials are looking at other lots in Lakewood — mainly on Madison — for similar upgrades. Lakewood was evidently designed with street cars in mind. Now, as many as 35,000 cars at a time are on the streets.
The current Detroit project would be completed, including kiosk installation, in August or September.